Ngöndro and Werma Retreat

with Acharya Emily Bower

July 21 - 29, 2012

The focus of the Werma/Ngöndro Retreat will be intensive practice and is appropriate whether you are seeking to establish your practice or are an experienced practitioner. The retreat fulfills the group practice requirements and is restricted to graduates of Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary.
 Join us for this special summer program. Practicing in a group context fosters camaraderie and celebration and increases both personal and group windhorse, thus giving power and potency to the vision of Shambhala. All ngondro practitioners are warmly invited to this practice intensive. This retreat fulfills the group practice requirement for Rigden Ngondro practitioners. Prerequisite: Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary.

Chopon Training will be given during the Werma portion of this program.
Participation will count towards requirements for Ngöndro and werma group retreats.


Sacred World Assembly (Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary) for Ngöndro Practioners

Rigden Abhisheka for Werma Practitioners


Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.

Patron Price: $721
This price covers 100% of Karmê Chöling's operational cost for the program and supports financial aid for other participants. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.

Base Price: $525
This cost covers 80% of operating costs for the program reflecting Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. We fundraise to cover the remaining program costs.

Daily Fee: $60

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.

Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles here.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Acharya Emily Bower

Acharya Emily Bower started practicing in the Shambhala community in 1987, the year that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche passed away. She met Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 1991 when he came to teach in Berkeley, CA, where she was living at the time. She became his student then and has served as his editor for various projects including his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally. She has studied kyudo with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, and she is a lifelong member of the Dorje Kasung. In 1991, she joined the staff of Karmê Chöling, where she lived for three years, and where she had the opportunity to complete the Karma Kagyu ngöndro practices. She currently lives in Boston, MA, and works as a professional book editor with Shambhala Publications. She has been an acharya since 2004.

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