Programs at Casa Werma

  • Colibri Suite – $989.00
  • Leoncita – $845.00
  • La Casita Shared Lodging – $645.00
  • Camping in the garden / Acampar en el jardín – $525.00
  • Off-site Estancia De La Era Queen Size – $917.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Suite – $1,005.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Casa Arriba – $1,285.00
  • Off-site Hotel Pueblo Magico – $877.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Single – $749.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Double – $893.00
  • Off-site Posada Mandala – $613.00
  • Commuter – $461.00
  • (All prices include $445.00 base amount)

$553 Pay-It-Forward Tuition ~ $445 Full Program Tuition ~ $311.50 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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Rousing Drala: All those gods of the cosmic lineage who command coincidence

con Acharya Melissa Moore

February 24 - March 4, 2018

This week will embrace the practice of rousing and communicating with drala both formally through all Shambhala vajrayana practice and in daily life. The refined setting of Casa Werma and the nearby Tzintzuntzan, where the Dorje Dradul went on the day he received the Werma Sadhana are accessible places with which to explore what exactly it means to call on the dralas. If you have SSA requirements the container will accommodate your doing your personal practice, and special SSA break outs will occur.

This retreat will meet group practice requirements for werma and Scorpion Seal practitioners.

**NEW** This retreat will also meet group practice requirements for the Primordial Rigden ngondro.**NEW**

Retreat at Casa Werma offers:

  • Stroke practice at the table where the Dorje Dradul wrote the Werma Sadhana
  • Lush drala gardens
  • A visit to the nearby archeological site, Tzintzuntzan (“the place of the hummingbird”),
    • the ruins where both Sakyongs have performed lhasangs
    • a courtyard filled with “the oldest olive trees in the New World”
  • Local artisans in pottery, ceramics, wood-carving, embroidery, and reed-weaving.

This retreat is for all Shambhala Vajrayana practice. Retreatants will receive a list of practice and study materials to bring.


***  If you would like to attend ONLY A PORTION of this program, the daily rate including 2-3 meals plus tea snack is $65 per day. Please register as if you were taking the whole program, pay the deposit and then send an email to clarifying your chosen dates and housing preference.  ***

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.


Acharya Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore, PhD., has been a student of Shambhala since 1979. She has an MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, attended the 1985 seminary, has been teaching internationally since 1990, and was empowered as a Shastri in 2010. She co-founded, and continues to teach and develop, The Karuna Training, a 3-year professional certificate training in Contemplative Psychology and a division of Shambhala Europe. Melissa is a Senior Executive of Family Service Agency of San Francisco and since 2005 has been the founding Director of The Felton Institute dedicated to research and training in community mental health services for marginalized…
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