Program Details

Ashe Mahamudra Retreat

with Richard John
January 25 / 12:00 AM - February 3 / 12:00 AM

This vajrayana retreat will be structured according to the Ashe Mahamudra, a profound practice liturgy by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The practice aligns the traditional investigation and pointing out instructions of mahamudra and trekcho with the wisdom of Ashe and the path of the Four Dignities.


Mahamudra, the Great Seal, is among the most profound streams of teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism. Revered as a powerful support for all other tantric practices, it is also extremely simple and direct, focused on recognizing and gaining confidence in the nature of mind as pointed out by the guru, through direct experience.


This retreat is for Shambhala tantrikas—those who have attended either Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary—at all levels of practice. All participants are requested to begin at the beginning and commit to the entire retreat. All Scorpion Seal practitioners will have the opportunity to do the special “morning practices” separately.


This will be the first Mahamudra Retreat led by Acharya Richard John at Karme Choling, since he initiated the “49-Day Mahamudra Retreat” in the spring of 1998.


Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3-6pm on Friday, January 25, 2019, to register and check-in. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins that evening at 7:30pm. February 3, 2019, is a departure day; you are free to leave at anytime.



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