Ashe, Windhorse & Life Itself - Weekend Only

A Retreat for Graduates of Warrior Assembly

Ashe Windhorse Life
On-LandOpenDeep Meditation Retreats

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20% Off Program Price
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Richard John

Date & Time Details:

April 2024



Program Fee:

Generosity Price - $395

Tuition - $330

Room/Meals Fee:

This will be added in during the registration process.
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Contact Us:

Karmê Chöling
(802) 633-2384

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Simplify your lives as much as you can.

Chögyam Trungpa RInpoche

Pre-requisite: Transmission of the Stroke of Ashe

The interplay of the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings is at the heart of the Vidyadhara's work. His radical and inclusive vision of awake human society is the ground from which many more human beings can become enlightened.

This retreat is not a review, but an opportunity to go deeper with the profound practices of Ashe and Windhorse, in order to bring them more fully into your life. It is for all who have received Stroke transmission: graduates of Warrior Assembly who may be just learning these practices, and senior students who received the Stroke of Ashe years ago and wish to deepen or re-ignite their path.

There will be separate sessions for vajrayana practitioners.

Topics of teaching

Discussion and practice will be:

  • Knowing Ashe as the essence of reality
  • Using Windhorse as magical practice, from childhood to Dzogchen
  • Facing the Enemies of the Four Directions in daily life

Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Chants, meditation, Lujong (Tibetan yoga)
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:15 Meditation with Pith instructions
    Stroke practice with Commentary
  • 11:00 Morning Talk, Q&A
  • 12:30 Lunch (One-bowl in shrineroom, silent)

    Work period, rest / (Staff meeting)

  • 2:30 Stroke practice with Readings
    Perception practice
  • 4:30 Tea
  • 5:00 Circle Discussion or Talk or Interviews
  • 6:00 PM Chants
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 Meditation or Silent Study
  • 8:30 Conclude
  • 9:30 Lights out

*** Gentle Silence ***

Two Date Options

Weekend Only: Register on THIS page for the weekend retreat.
The Full Retreat: Register on the Week-long Retreat page for the full retreat.

Heart Gifts

At the end of retreat it is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher, whose only income is from teaching. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration, and there is no suggested amount--any amount is appreciated!

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Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

Generosity Price: $395.00
You're able to help us with this commitment by choosing the "Generosity Price". The money above the basic tuition cost goes into a scholarship fund for those who might not be able to attend a program otherwise.

Tuition: $330.00
This is the price of the program, it does not include housing options or material fees.

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations, which will be added during the registration process.


Payment Policies:
Please read the payment policy before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.


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Richard John

An early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard served as acharya for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for 20 years. He has for many years taught meditation programs and Warrior Assemblies in Europe, the Americas, and New Zealand. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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