ONLINE • Chakrasamvara Drupchen

Greg Smith

May 7–17, 2022

  • $110.00 – Program Price

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 ritual will all be offered online — tech dralas willing!

  • Prerequisite: Chakrasamvara Abisheka
  • This is the online registration page. If you would like to attend in person, click here.

Schedule: All times in MST

May 7th

Zoom Room opens 5:30pm

Online Orientation 5:45pm

Welcome Session 5:45pm-6:30pm

May 8-16th

Program Sessions 9am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-6:30pm

(will include a tea break and feast practice)

May 17

Final Program Sessions 8am-11:00am, 11:30am-3:00pm


Full attendance is not required. Please feel free to come and go as you wish.  However you do need to register for the full program.

Financial Assistance

We do have a limited number of scholarships available. Please apply here by April 28, 2022.  Please note that scholarships are awarded in the order that they are received, so apply early.


Only instructional sessions and ritual such as mandala making will be recorded.  Recordings will be 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. A Paypal link will be provided to make a heart gift to Greg Smith directly.

Drupchen Leader

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

This is an online program that will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join the retreat will be sent to you via email.

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