ONLINE – Windhorse, the Four-Legged Miracle: Three-day Online Vajrayana Retreat

Richard John

October 1–3, 2022

  • $300.00 – Program Price
  • $150.00 – Subsidized
  • $425.00 – Supporter

Windhorse — lungta in Tibetan — is familiar to many as a Shambhala practice for arousing awakened energy. But it is also a mainstay of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist path.

The Vidyadhara taught the “four legs of miraculous action” at the 1973 Seminary, and the “four legs of the windhorse” at the 1978 Kalapa Assembly. On the mahamudra path, the four legs are embedded in the practice of guru yoga. Mipham Rinpoche refers to “the virtuous windhorse, the four-legged miracle” in his famous Invocation for Raising Windhorse.

We will study and practice the range of applications of lungta, from the abrupt recognition of mind nature to the gradual gathering of qualities that miraculously carry the student from the Path of Accumulation to the Path of Union.

Each day will consist of morning and afternoon sessions, which will include a brief talk, meditation practice with pith instructions, and discussion. All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 30 days following the program.

Daily Schedule

8:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm, MST


This program is restricted to vajrayana practitioners who have received pointing out transmission at Vajradhatu Seminary, Sacred World Assembly, from the Sakyong, or through Ocean.

Heart Gift

It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration, and there is no suggested amount — any amount is appreciated! Heart gifts are made to Richard John directly via PayPal.


If you would be unable to attend without financial support, scholarships available. Please apply here by Sept. 23rd.


Sessions will be recorded and accessible for 30 days following the online intensive.


Registration will close two hours before the start of the program.


Richard John

An early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard served as an acharya to the Sakyong for 20 years. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and for 25 years has led mahamudra retreats at Karme Chöling, Dorje Denma Ling, DMC (Shambhala Mountain Center) and Casa Werma. Richard and his wife Liz live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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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