LAND • Chakrasamvara Drupchen

Greg Smith

May 7–18, 2022

Tuition $110 + 11 nights

Chakrasamvara Drupchen is a powerful practice that includes creating the full Sand Mandala and practicing the complete sadhana, including the feast offering, every day. It is especially helpful for overcoming obstacles for the coming year. The Vidyadhara requested that we do this Drupchen after Shambhala Day annually. Drupchen is a good way to accumulate mantras and also gain a thorough familiarity with the whole sadhana.

There will be guided practice and instruction on the different sections and the meaning of this profound practice. The practice includes the creation of a Chakrasamvara sand mandala over the first three days with continuous practice on land and online — except for those creating the mandala. This is followed by seven days of practicing the entire sadhana with feast practice. At the end, the mandala is used to distribute the blessings of the practice by sweeping up the sand and offering at a body of water (a pond in our case).

This on land Chakrasamvara Drupchen will not take place in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, but in another space with WiFi.

Prerequisite: Chakrasamvara Abisheka

You are on the registration page for the in-person, or “land,” portion of this hybrid program. If you would like to participate online, from home, you can find that registration page at this link.

Please review our current COVID-19 policy before visiting SMC. 

Low Pricing

This program offers low pricing to accommodate most instances of financial need.

Lodging prices for this retreat have been reduced by between 8% and 15%, depending on lodge room type, to make it easier for long-time practitioners to practice at SMC.


Partial attendance is $10/day + lodging. To register, please click on the “Register Now” button above and use the “Comments” box to type “Arrival: [type the date you’ll arrive]; Departure: [type the date you’ll depart], and for Payment select “Personal Check” from the dropdown list to bypass payment. This will register you, automatically notify us, and will not charge your card. We’ll edit your arrival & departure dates and finances, and contact you for credit card information. Thank you!


This program will be recorded and posted daily for registered participants to view. The recordings will not be downloadable and will be deleted at the end of the program.

Heart Gift

There will be an opportunity during the program to offer a teacher’s gift.


Greg Smith

Greg Smith, a well known sangha artist and thangka painter, has lived and painted at Shambhala Mountain Center for many years. He has been a student of meditation since 1976, first with Chögyam Trungpa and later with his son Sakyong Mipham. Greg has taught meditation and Buddhist studies since 1982.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. This program's departure time is 9:00am the final day. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.