Assistant Director Training Application

December 7

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Assistant Director of Shambhala Training. Please verify that you meet the prerequisites listed below, or state why you are applying without meeting them. Notification of your acceptance status will be sent to you by email.

To apply, please register below (including paying the $30 Application Fee), complete and submit the Assistant Director Training Application Form and have the required Assistant Director Training Recommendation Form submitted on your behalf.

To download an Assistant Director Training Application Form, please click here.

To download a Assistant Director Training Recommendation Form, please click here.

Once accepted, participants will begin preparatory practice and study in advance of the program. Please note that acceptance to train is not a guarantee of authorization as an AD.


I) Successful completion of Shambhala Guide program, completion of a dathün and completion of Warrior Assembly


II) Completion of Buddhist Meditation Instructor Training, and completion of Warrior Assembly

People applying for Assistant Director Training should also:

  • Have coordinated at least one Shambhala training program
  • Have an ongoing relationship with meditation practice
  • Be a member of a Shambhala Center.

People who are accepted to the training will participate in a six week preparatory class at your local center in addition to individual study of the Heart of Warriorship teaching guide prior to the weekend program.


Fee: $30

Online registration is not currently open.

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