Scorpion Seal Assembly: Year Four
with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
May 28 - June 8, 2012
For Students who have completed Scorpion Seal Assemblies Years 1, 2 and 3.
The Sakyong will lead Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 4 May 28 - June 8, 2012. The prerequisites for this assembly are attendance of Scorpion Seal Assemblies Years 1, 2 and 3, and completion of all practice requirements from those programs. Questions regarding practice requirements should be directed to the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education at 902.425.4275.
Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.
Full Program Fee: $1498
This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.
Discounted Program Fee: $1190
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.
Price includes meals but not accommodations.
It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.
Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles here.
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About Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, is unique in that he bridges two worlds. He grew up in both the East and the West. The eldest son of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who was instrumental in bringing Buddhism to the West, he holds the Mukpo family lineage, descending from the Tibetan warrior-king Gesar of Ling. He also holds the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages. He is the incarnation of Mipham the Great, who is revered in Tibet as an emanation of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. He is the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and is spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers. He is the lineage holder of Naropa University.
About Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
John Rockwell has been a student of Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings for 30 years. He was professor of Buddhist Studies at the Naropa Institute for 12 years, co-director of Karmê Chöling Meditation Center for 4 years, and Director of Shambhala International for 5 years. He is a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee, which translates Buddhist texts and liturgies into English. In 1996, he was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to be an acharya (senior teacher) for the Shambhala community, and in 2001, he became the Ashe Acharya, in charge of the International Office of Practice and Education. After living at Karmê Chöling as the Resident Acharya, he now lives in Halifax.