ONLINE • Chakrasamvara Intensive

Greg Smith

December 2–9, 2022

Sliding Scale $80 - $500

This is the online registration page. If you would like to participate on the land at Drala Mountain Center, please click here.

This Hybrid Chakrasamvara Intensive is geared toward the accumulation of the recitation practice in a group setting. If you are just learning the practice, this is a good opportunity to become more familiar with the sadhana. There will be guided practice, instruction of the different sections of the sadhana, and discussion of the wonderful manual by the Vajravairochana Translation Committee. Those who have finished the recitation are also invited to come and deepen their connection with the practice.

This practice intensive will be anchored in an internet capable shrine room. Although there will be daily opportunities for those who attend in person to practice in the physical representation of Chakrasamvara’s mandala in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, for those who attend by Zoom we are unable to bring internet to the Great Stupa and will broadcast from another shrine room. However, we will be able to share recorded imagery from the stupa during the practice.

This is a group retreat and we will rely on the online group to fill roles such as Umdze and Chopon.

You are welcome to come for all or part of this intensive.

Online Schedule

All times listed are in the Mountain Time Zone
  1. First Day
    1. 7:30pm      Zoom Room Opens
  2. 7:45pm      Online Orientation
  3. 8:30pm      Close
  4. Program Sessions
  5. Morning Session    9am to Noon
  6. Break
  7. Afternoon Session  2:00pm to 6:00pm


Registration will remain open for the duration of the program.


Instruction by the presenter and any questions that arise during the instruction will be recorded. Practice sessions will not 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.

Financial Assistance

This program offers sliding scale pricing to accommodate most instances of financial need. If you would be unable to attend at the lowest end of the tuition ($80), we do have a limited number of scholarships available. Please apply here by Friday, November 18, 2022. Please note that scholarships are awarded in the order that they are received, so apply early.


Chakrasamvara Abisheka


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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