Programs at Casa Werma

Rates for Full Tuition plus Accommodation
  • Colibri Suite – $903.00
  • Leoncita – $777.00
  • La Casita Shared Lodging – $630.00
  • Camping in the garden / Acampar en el jardín – $525.00
  • Off-site Estancia De La Era Queen Size – $840.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Suite – $910.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Casa Arriba – $1,134.00
  • Off-site Hotel Pueblo Magico – $833.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Single – $721.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Double – $847.00
  • Off-site Posada Mandala – $602.00
  • Commuter – $469.00
  • *** ALL ABOVE POSTED RATES INCLUDE $455.00 FULL PROGRAM 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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Where Do We Go From Here? A Cradle of Loving Kindness for Vajrayana Practitioners Looking Forward on Our Paths

con Acharya Dan Hessey

January 19 - 26, 2019

In this program we will collaborate to create an inclusive context for all the doubts, feelings, ideas and emotions that we all are finding in our lives and practices these days.
We will practice and live together, and have time to discuss and process what we are going through in the context of the Shambhala teachings we have been studying.
We aspire to set a table that is big enough to accommodate everything we feel, even if those feelings don’t know how to talk to each other yet. Together, we will look for next steps in our journey, and raise our gaze so we can find a genuine path forward.
There is no better place for this intimate journey than the drala-soaked garden of Casa Werma!
Retreat will include opportunities to practice and explore Ashe Mahamudra, ngondro, and werma practice at any level with a foundation in deepening through shamatha and Shambhala Meditation.
This retreat will meet group practice requirements for ngondro, werma and Scorpion Seal practitioners.

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: $563 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: $455 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 casawerma@gmail.com with any further questions.

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Acharya Dan Hessey
Daniel Hessey discovered the dharma in 1973 through Trungpa Rinpoche’s book Meditation in Action and moved to Tail of the Tiger (now Karmê Chöling) the following year. He has lived in Shambhala communities — Karmê Chöling, Shambhala Mountain Center, and Marpa House -­- for the majority of his adult life. He served as co-director of what is now Shambhala Mountain Center from 1985 to 1992, and served on its Board of Directors for five years. He has taught the Shambhala dharma extensively in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Before becoming an acharya, he served for two years as…
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