Programs at Casa Werma

  • Colibri Suite – $1,031.00
  • Leoncita – $869.00
  • Camping in the garden / Acampar en el jardín – $545.00
  • Off-site Estancia De La Era Queen Size – $950.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Suite – $1,040.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Casa Arriba – $1,328.00
  • Off-site Hotel Pueblo Magico – $941.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Single – $797.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Double – $959.00
  • Off-site Posada Mandala – $644.00
  • Commuter – $473.00

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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The Letter of the Black Ashe: Sacred Community

con Sangyum Agness Au

November 16 - 25, 2018

We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good future. … Do we, as humans, have confidence in the basic goodness of humanity, as well as of society itself?

How we move forward cannot depend on one spiritual tradition, economy, or political system, but rather should depend on who we feel we are, both personally and socially. What is the nature of humans and our society?

Sakyong Mipham, The Shambhala Principle

This pilot program offers a new and fresh way to experience the Sacred Path teachings and practices previously offered in weekend programs—Meek, Perky, Outrageous and Inscrutable, and Golden Key.

The intention and purpose of this program is to:

  • deepen our relationship to the terma texts The Letter of the Black Ashe and The Letter of the Golden Key
  • explore our relationship to the cosmic mirror, the practices of windhorse, and connection to drala
  • savor perceptual and experiential exercises and contemplations – indoors and out, to support the discovery of our personal drala and the drala of the Dignities
  • then, enter the sumptuous ocean of Golden Key, to explore the natural richness within ourselves and the phenomenal world

An essential component of this pilot includes community study of The Letter of the Black Ashe and The Letter of the Golden Key Which Fulfills Desire.

Prerequisites: Windhorse, Drala and Primordial Rigden: Unconditional ConfidenceIt is also open to anyone who has already received the Letter of the Black Ashe and The Letter of the Golden Key.


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: $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 with any further questions.

Teacher / [email protected]

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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