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Location: Shambhala Online

Gathering Drala and Werma: A Weekend Werma Retreat

September 14-15, 2024

11:00am – 5:00 p.m. EST

About the Retreat

This weekend retreat is an opportunity for the global Shambhala sangha of Werma practitioners to refresh our relationship to Shambhala culture and our unique lineage of teachings through the practice of the Werma Sadhana.

The Werma Sadhana deepens our experience of lungta, drala, enlightened society, and vast mind. During this retreat, commentary and guidance will be given to deepen our understanding of the meaning of each section of the practice. In addition to formal practice sessions, there will be opportunities to share our questions, insights and discoveries with each other.  

For Eve Rosenthal, who has been practicing Werma for several decades, this sadhana strengthens the heart connection to our Shambhala lineage and culture. She is eager to practice and explore this sadhana with her fellow Shambhala warriors. Join her for a very special sangha-wide retreat where Drala and Werma will gather like clouds!

Included Each Day

  • Guided Werma Practice
  • Commentary on the Werma Sadhana
  • Discussion periods
  • Breakout groups
  • Connection with fellow Werma practitioners
  • The last session of the retreat will culminate with a Werma Feast


Participants must have received Werma transmission within the Shambhala or Vajradhatu mandala.

About the Teacher

Eve Rosenthal began her journey with the dharma in 1973 and met Chögyam Trungpa during that year. Originally from New York City, she was Resident Director of Shambhala Training there in the 1980’s and began teaching Shambhala Training and Buddhadharma at that time. Eve moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1990, and began to teach and lead a wide range of Shambhala and Buddhist programs in North America, Europe, and South America. She was an acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala community from 2005-2020. Eve holds a doctorate in Computer Science and had a career teaching information technology and as a systems analyst for international financial institutions. Combining her technology skills and her aspiration to make dharma more accessible and connect our global community, she founded Shambhala Online in 2006. Eve is a long time practitioner and teacher of T’ai Chi and enjoys playing the piano. She lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her spouse, Basia Solarz.

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