Program Details

Vajrayana Festival

with John Rockwell
April 20 / 4:00 PM - April 28 / 10:00 PM

Vajrayana Intensive

The Vajrayana Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the vajra sangha to practice, study, and live together on the magical land of Dechen Chöling in the blossoming of spring.

The specific theme of the 2019 festival will be announced shortly by Acharya John Rockwell.

Everyone will have time to practice their main vajrayana practice separately - Shambhala ngöndro,Werma sadhana, and Scorpion Seal practices - as well as to practice Ashe Mahamudra and Ashe stroke. There will be talks, group discussions, qigong and body exercises, outside explorations, and small group interviews with Acharya Rockwell. 

This retreat counts towards group practice requirements.


This retreat is open to all Shambhala vajrayana students who have attended a Vajradhatu Vajrayana Seminary or a Sacred World Assembly. This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire vajra sangha to gather and be of one mind, one heart.


Arrival day (Saturday 20 April): Orientation talk at 8 pm. You're invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.

End of program (Saturday 27 April): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.

Departure day (Sunday 28 April): You may leave anytime (no programme). You're welcome to stay for lunch.

This programme is taught in English. Free translation into French or other languages needs to be confirmed. Important: translation services are possible only if you register your request at least two months in advance of the programme.

Go to Dechen Chöling's website