Program Details

Vajrayana City Retreat

with Moh Hardin
March 10 / 9:00 AM - March 16 / 5:00 PM


A Vajrayana City Retreat (restricted to Shambhala Tantrikas and Sadhakas)

  • Full Retreat:  $345 (includes catered lunches and feast)

  • Price per day:  $55 (includes catered lunches)

  • Feast only:  $20

Once again we have the opportunity to gather together for 7 days of practice and precious teachings.  You may attend the retreat in its entirety or feel free to simply attend as much as you are able.


From Acharya Hardin:

“During the discussion periods of the retreat (4:30-5:30 Monday through Saturday with the exception of Wednesday), we will explore our relationship with and within the cosmic mirror. We will build our reflections around a verse from the Royal Song of Saraha:

“When the deluded in a mirror look,

They see a face, not a reflection.

So the mind that has truth denied

Depends on that which is not true.”

Often I am asked for study recommendations. These are not required, but for those who have the time, here are a few.

  1. Memorize the above verse and contemplate it.

  2. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chapter 12, “Discovering Magic.” (This is an excellent compilation of the teachings on the cosmic mirror and the discovery of drala. Highly recommended.)

  3. 1981 Kalapa Assembly, Talk 1: “Discovering Shiwa Ökar,” and Talk 2, “The Primordial Mirror.” Also Talk 3, “The Thought & Sign Lineages,” and Talk 4, “Being On Time.”

  4. Shambhala Dzokchen, Sakyong Jampal Trinley Dradul, Section V: Commentary on A Torch Dispelling Darkness.”


Monday through Saturday

  • 9:00  Chants and Practice Session 1

  • Noon   Lunch

  • 1:30-4:00   Practice Session 2

  • 4:00-4:30   Tea

  • 4:30-5:30   Talk and Discussion (excluding Wednesday)

  • 5:30   Closing Chants


  • 9:00-10:30: Shambhala Sadhana practice with students who meet the prerequisites for attending Sacred World Assembly and entering the vajrayana.

  • 2:00: Werma Feast


  • 9:15-Noon: Separate practice and discussion session for graduates of SSA 5 (Please bring D…S… text)


Acharya Hardin would like to hold check-in interviews with all retreat participants. Interviews with Sangyum Grieve are available upon request.

To make interview requests and for any further information, please contact Lynette Melnar at

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