Program Details

Mahamudra Retreat


with Scott Wellenbach
June 23 / 9:00 AM - June 29 / 6:00 PM

Registration for this retreat is now closed.


Open to all Shambhala Vajrayana students, this 7 day retreat will take place in-house at the Victoria Shambhala Centre. Each day will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. Lunch, tea, and the text and commentary will be included in the suggested price of 275.00.  


The nature of mind teachings, known as Mahamudra in the Kagyu tradition, are considered the heart essence of all the teachings. Gampopa describes the path of mahamudra as the "single remedy that cures all." The Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche says that "if you recognize your mind's nature, that, in itself, is the recognition of everything else that is to be known." During this week-long Mahamudra retreat, guided by the seminal mahamudra text Pointing Out the Dharmakaya by Wangchuk Dorje, Karmapa IX and the pointing out instructions (transmission) of our lineage, we will practice shamatha and vipashyana mahamudra to explore our experience of the nature of mind.


Scott Wellenbach is a student of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche. As a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee he was a principal translator and editor of the mahamudra text, Pointing Out the Dharmakaya. He is also a co-director of Nitartha Institute, with particular responsibilty for translation projects. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Suggested Price: $275.00; Patron Price $325.00 (both include $60 for the text and commentaries). The Victoria Shambhala Centre's generosity policy applies to this program.


Please arrive at 8:30 on June 23rd to complete registration.

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