Program Details

Vajrayana Practice Weekend

November 16 / 9:00 AM - November 17 / 4:15 PM

The Vajrayana Practice Weekend is open to students who have received vajrayana transmission at the Sacred World Assembly. The Sacred World Assembly is a complete entrance into the sacred outlook of Shambhala. Vajrayana practice and study programs are held at both urban and residential Shambhala meditation centres to support a student's practice with teachings, group practice and guidance from acharyas and the Sakyong. The vajrayana path offers powerful methods for cultivating one’s innate compassion and wisdom and is based on a strong teacher-student connection. If you have questions about the prerequisite, please send an email to

Please indicate your availability on this spreadsheet. It is very helpful for feast preparation and for those seeking group practice.

9:00 am: Opening chants & practice
10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Werma brunch (RSVP here)
1:00 pm –  4:00 pm: Vajrayana practice
4:00 pm: Closing chants

9:00 am: Opening Chants (Main Shrine Room) followed by practice (Small Shrine Room) and Shamata practice Main Shrine Room)
11:30 am: Maitri Bhavana (Main Shrine Room)
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Vajrayana practice
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Shambhala Sadhana (Main Shrine Room)

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