Creating a Culture of Pure Earth: Scorpion Seal Retreat 1-4

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

October 26 - November 4, 2012

Part 1: 7:00 p.m on Friday, October 26 until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30.
These first 4 days will be an intensive for the practices of Scorpion Seal Assemblies 1-3.
People who have completed Scorpion Seal Assembly 4 are warmly invited and strongly encouraged to come and deepen their practices from the previous Assemblies, particularly Scorpion Seal Assembly 3. At Scorpion Seal Assembly 4 this summer, the Sakyong asked us to review and take to heart what we have received in all the Scorpion Seal Assemblies.
Part 2: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30 until  Sunday, November 4.
On day 4 of the retreat, we will switch to being an intensive for only Scorpion Seal Assembly 4 graduates. This will allow us to explore the full diversity of practices given at this assembly.




This program is for people who have already attended a Scorpion Seal Assembly 1.


Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.

Full Program Fee: $815
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: $620
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.

Daily Fee: $85

Please Note:
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.

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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.

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