Summer Werma and Scorpion Seal Retreat

13 August 2017 - 22 August 2017
Acharya Mathias Pongracz


Werma and Scorpion Seal practice retreat. Open to everyone who has completed Rigden Abhisheka, or who is a Scorpion Seal practitioner.

Participants will practice together in one space and join discussion groups with people at the same level as them.  

Everyone is invited to join the talks by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Sacred World Assembly and this is a wonderful opportunity for people who went to Vajrayana Seminary to receive the presentations on Sacred World.

Attention: Spaces are limited for this retreat. Thank you for registering early and making a deposit to confirm your place.


Arrival day (August 13):Orientation talk at 8 pm. You're invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.

End of program (August 21): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.

Departure day (August 22): You may leave anytime (no program). You're welcome to stay for lunch.

For this programme the white diet will not be offered and white clothes are not necessary.

This program is taught in English. Translation into French or other languages are available at no extra costs. Please give us notice of your request as early as possible, so that we can provide translation service.


Mathias Pongracz
completed the MBSR professional training and attended the teachers development Intensive.

He is a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition, has has taught meditation and mindfulness for 25 years in the Shambhala tradtion, was resident teacher at the European retreat center of Shambhala, Dechen Chöling in France 2006-2012. Prior to that, he worked for 20 years as a reporter and journalist for television, at the Austrian broadcasting company (ORF).









Price of your stay

Standard 880 euro

Standard price: global tarif including the program fee, full board comprising standard accommodation (Dechen Chöling tent) and organic meals.

Other services

  • You may select a single or double room during online registration (if available, we’ll confirm by mail after registration).
  • Shuttle transport or taxi (all year round) and child care options (July/August) are available.
  • The insurance covering you during your stay (third party liability) is included in the yearly required membership fee for the Association Shambhala Europe (15 €).

We would like finances not to be a barrier to your participation. If needed, Dechen Chöling can propose several financial assistance options (monthly payment, scholarship…).
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