Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

April 13th—April 14th

Date details +
  • $240 Patron
  • $195 Sustaining
Price description +
Room: Main Shrine Room
Saturday, April 13: 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, April 14: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
$240 Patron Price
$195 Program Price
$175 Early Bird Price until March 1
This weekend retreat is open to practitioners at all levels—newer students and tantrikas—who wish to deepen their meditation practice. Mahamudra, the "great symbol" is among the most profound traditions of Buddist meditation, but it is also extremely simple and direct.
We will deepen the practices of shamatha and vipashyana meditation to look at the mind and sense perceptions, with emphasis on direct personal experience. Acharya John will lead the program all day Saturday and Sunday with commentaries and instruction. We will maintain silence during the day, with open discussion each afternoon.
Participants should begin at the beginning and commit to the full weekend if possible.
The prerequisite for the retreat is Shambhala Training Level One, but any practitioner may attend with the recommendation of a senior Meditation Instructor.
Acharya Richard John is a long time student of both the Vidyadhara and the Sakyong. 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 annual 10-Day Mahamudra Retreats at DDL, Karme Choling, SMC and Casa Werma. Richard and his wife Liz live in Halifax.
It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher, as acharyas receive no
salary or benefits. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration, and any
amount will be appreciated.
Register by March 1st to take advantage of the early bird price of $175