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            Your gift will secure and protect the
            Shambhala Lineage’s ownership of
            Casa Werma for future generations.

 

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We are asking for your support

werma-sakyongChögyam Trungpa, the Druk Sakyong, received and wrote down the Werma Sadhana during a visit to Casa Werma in 1980. Since that time, the property has been in the family of Shambhala centers and many have made the pilgrimage to practice there and enjoy the magic of Patzcuaro, Mexico. For many years, the property has been operated and cared for by a succession of devoted Shambhala sangha members. Despite this, the transfer of the title from the property’s historical owners was never completed. This is primarily because of the cost and complexity of this process in Mexico. The goal of this campaign is to fund approximately $150,000 of taxes, legal costs and bank fees that are required. A recent fair market appraisal valued the property at $1.8 million.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche visited Casa Werma in January 2014 and celebrated its status as a sacred landmark of the Shambhala kingdom. He expressed his wish that we confirm our ownership as soon as possible. The success of this campaign will enable us to secure Casa Werma as an asset of the Sakyong Potrang, protecting it as an important lineage property for future generations.

werma-breezewayPlease join us by making a connection to Casa Werma through your generosity. In accordance with the Sakyong’s wishes, your gift will be paid to The Sakyong Foundation, which will in turn fund the transaction. With your support, we plan to complete this during 2018.

Casa Werma

Casa Werma is located on five acres of beautiful gardens behind a high stone wall in the central district of Patzcuaro, in the state of Michoachan, Mexico. The property includes a traditional hacienda with a beautiful sunlit shrine room, living, dining and kitchen facilities, and two en-suite bedrooms. There is another guest house, the “casita,” and a smaller house used as a home for the center’s directors. Casa Werma is a short walk from numerous B&Bs and hotels, where program participants often stay. The center regularly hosts werma and mahamudra retreats and other Shambhala path programs. Patzcuaro (founded in the 1320s) is in a mountainous lake region that retains strong elements of both its colonial and indigenous past. It is a great place to visit for personal practice and experiencing the ayatanas through the rich local culture.

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