Program Details

Year-End Werma Weekthun Intensive Online

with Eric Spiegel
December 26 / 9:00 AM - January 2 / 6:00 PM

Year-End Werma Weekthun Intensive Online

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

December 26-January 1 (Concluding with a Werma Feast on January 2nd)

9am-6pm MST


Image Credit: Thangka Detail by Noedup Rongae


Thus have I heard....


It is so easy to lose time doing nothing (what??? you mean scrolling isn't a real thing?)!  This Tragi-comic year is actually coming to a close. Now we must do something meaningful: Please join us for this Holiday Week Practice Intensive led by Acharya Eric Spiegel. This retreat is open to all Werma and Scorpion Seal practitioners.  


All levels of Scorpion Seal will be accommodated and there will be a combination of talks by the Acharya and audio or video recordings from the archive of Sakyong Mipham and the Vidyadhara's vajrayana teachings. We will conclude on Sunday, January 2nd (an auspicious Werma day) with a Werma Feast open to all werma practitioners.  


We will be doing stroke practice every day, so please have materials on hand for that.


You are invited to join us the entire week or for full individual days. Multiple days are recommended. Daily rate is . Please put in the comments when registering if you are planning on doing the full retreat or which days you plan on attending if partial. You can change your mind later, but it will help us in our planning.


Below is a tentative schedule for each day. All times are MST:


9am: Opening chants and sitting 

940: Werma practice with front and self-visualization breakouts. Start together, breakout into three groups (Group 1: Werma; Group 2 SSA 1-4; Group 3: SSA 5-10) and come back to close.

1120: Stroke Practice

Noon-130: Lunch

130: Werma practice with breakouts by level

330: Tea

400: Talk

500: Sitting, protector and closing chants, close



Acharya Eric Spiegel has been a student and teacher in the Shambhala tradition since his teens.  He was an early member of the Boulder community, deepened his practice at Karme Choling and was the resident acharya for the New York sangha for many years.  His teachings are filled with warmth, humor and precision.  He will be joining us from his home in the Hudson Valley, New York State.
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