Program Details

Vajrayana Retreat: HUM, ASHE, and All the Elements


with John Rockwell
February 9 / 12:00 AM - February 17 / 12:00 AM


Earth, water, fire and all the elements,

The animate and the inanimate, the trees and the greenery and so on—

All partake of the nature of self-existing equanimity,

Which is quite simply what the Great Wrathful One is. 





We embody the full spectrum of elemental and emotional energies—from the groundedness of earth, to the movements of water, fire, and wind, to the unmoving vastness of space. In our vajrayana practices, we invite these energies to come forth from our heart and manifest on the spot. In this weeklong vajrayana retreat, we will have a full mandala of practices from ngöndro to Scorpion Seal Assembly. We will do our individual practices and together practice Ashe Mahamudra and The Sadhana of Mahamudra. There will be talks, discussion, silence, qigong, walking outside, and spontaneous arisings. Winter is a wonderful time to gather in retreat and renew our elemental heart. 



Arrival & Departure



Please plan on arriving between 3-6pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019, to register and check-in. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins that evening at 7:30pm. Sunday, February 17th, is a departure day; you are free to leave at anytime.

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