Program Details

Ashe Mahamudra Day


with Richard John
April 29 / 9:00 AM - April 29 / 8:00 PM

The Ashe Mahamudra is a profound practice that aligns the traditional investigation and pointing out instructions of Mahamudra and Trekcho with the wisdom of Ashe and the path of the Four Dignities. The liturgy, written by the Sakyong, is transmitted to new tantrikas at SWA, and is available to all Shambhala tantrikas as a lifelong practice.



Participants are requested to attend the entire day if possible. A lung--which is required for those practicing this for the first time--will be given in the morning, and the day will conclude with a Werma Sadhana feast. Everyone attending the full day is welcome to do the feast, and other tantrikas are welcome to attend the feast if they have already received the Werma Sadhana.

Schedule: Monday April 29, 2019
8:30am – 5:30pm (Centre open at 8:30 for coffee/tea; program will begin at 9:00 am)
Feast:  6:00pm

ACHARYA RICHARD JOHN                                          

A senior student of both the Vidyadhara and Sakyong Mipham, Acharya John has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs throughout North America. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and leads extended Mahamudra Retreats at DDL, Karme Choling, SMC and Casa Werma. A long-time friend of the Ottawa Shambhala Center, Acharya John and his wife Liz live in Halifax.


Heart Gifts


It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher. Acharyas receive no salary or benefits, and depend upon this income in order to teach for a living. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration, and there is no suggested amount.inspiration, and there is no suggested amount.

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