Programs at Casa Werma

  • Colibri Suite – $1,245.00
  • Leoncita – $1,065.00
  • La Casita Shared Lodging – $815.00
  • Camping in the garden / Acampar en el jardín – $665.00
  • Off-site Estancia De La Era Queen Size – $1,155.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Suite – $1,265.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Casa Arriba – $1,615.00
  • Off-site Hotel Pueblo Magico – $1,105.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Single – $945.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Double – $1,125.00
  • Off-site Posada Mandala – $775.00
  • Commuter – $585.00
  • (All prices include $565 base amount)

$673 Pay-It-Forward Tuition ~ $565 Full Program Tuition ~ $395.50 Subsidized Tuition

Date & Time Details: The first and last program dates for any program at Casa Werma are considered primarily travel days. We start with dinner on arrival day, followed by orientation and opening remarks by the teacher. On all other program days, we start before breakfast with opening chants and practice at 7:00 a.m. and end after dinner with practice and closing chants by 9:00 p.m. There is a two-hour midday break daily. On the final listed program day, departure day, there will be no program activities and a light, continental breakfast will be available to all participants

Location: Casa Werma

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Four Dignities and Golden Key

con Sangyum Agness Au

November 16 - 26, 2018

The dates may not be exact, but will certainly span the week of American Thanksgiving. More precise details soon.

The Four Dignities are introduced as a path and a process by which we can extend our meditation training and warriorship. They describe a warrior’s maturing and his or her widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Training in the dignities allows one to maintain awareness and delight at each stage.


Meek is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior’s journey. Here one trains to overcome arrogance—the primary obstacle to learning.


As the second of the four dignities, this level focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the trap of doubt, the warrior of perky is able to accomplish his or her activities with a sense of nobility and ease.

Outrageous and Inscrutable

These fruitional dignities refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to create benefit for others on a large scale.

Golden Key

The Sacred Path program brings the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. In particular, it is designed to nurture the student’s natural ability to experience the world as sacred and his or her aspiration to create an enlightened society.

Drawing wisdom from The Letter of the Golden Key, a Shambhala root text that addresses our relationship to the material world and our sense perceptions, we will learn the practice of enriching presence—the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within ourselves, phenomena and the natural world.

Prerequisites: Windhorse and Drala

There will be a Materials Fee. TBD.



Accommodations are available at a variety of price points, from $10 usd a night to camp in your own tent on in our sacred garden oasis to $85 usd a night for a suite with private bathroom onsite. Please email to make arrangements.

We recommend flights into Morelia airport (90 minutes away by car). We can help with travel arrangements, please inquire about options.

Travel Arrangements:

We recommend flights into Morelia airport (90 minutes away by car). We can help with travel arrangements, please inquire about options. Visit our How to Get Here page for more info.

Pay-It-Forward program tuition not including accommodations: $673 usd  We invite all who are able to do so to consider paying the Pay-It-Forward tuition rate. By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, particularly our Mexico sangha, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year-round operations.

Please select Pay-It-Forward Tuition Add-On in Registration.

Full program tuition not including accommodations: $565 usd   We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate.  By doing so, you cover the direct cost of your stay here and contribute to our year-round operating expenses.

Subsidized program tuition not including accommodations: 30% off Full Tuition  If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the subsidized rate. By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and everything it takes to keep Casa Werma operating year-round. Unfortunately, Casa Werma is not able to offer work/trade options at this time.

Please type “SUBSIDIZED” in Discount Code in Registration.

Please email with any further questions.


Sangyum Agness Au
Sangyum Agness Au is a senior teacher and preceptor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, which she has followed for more than 35 years. Currently, she is senior director of the Shambhala Training and Warrior Assembly and a member of the board of directors for Shambhala International. In 1985, Au was empowered by the late Tibetan Buddhist Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with the life-long designation as a Sangyum. The title was given to seven female students with the explicit purpose of increasing feminine presence within the leadership of the international organization and community. A former New York City Shambhala Training resident director,…
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