Warrior Assembly

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell and Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette

February 11 - 22, 2014

Warrior Assembly, which follows Enlightened Society, provides participants with the weapons of the warrior, the tools to actualize the experience of basic goodness and create enlightened society.  The primary tools are windhorse, the Ashe, and the terma texts themselves.  Warrior Assembly is a pre-requisite for attending Sacred World Assembly (Vajrayana Seminary).

Please plan to arrive between 3-5pm on Tuesday, February 11 and February 22nd is a departure day, so you are free to leave anytime. However, please stay and help us with take down activites after breakfast!

In order to attend Warrior Assembly you must apply through Shambhala International and be accepted into the program.  Please click on the following application link to apply.  Note:  the Office of Practice and Education will stop accepting applications three weeks prior to Warrior Assembly.

Note: Registration fee will increase by $100 as of February 4, 2014.  There is a deadline of Jan 11th for all applications for financial assistance.  

If you would like to staff this program, please click on the following application link to apply.

Materials fee: $300


The prerequisite to Warrior Assembly is:

  • Enlightened Society Assembly
  • Sacred Path programs (including Golden Key)
  • Completion of a weekthun (in addition to the one done before Enlightened Society Assembly)

Students from Europe not living near a local centre can contact Gertrud Schmitz at office@shambhala-europe.org to arrange a Shambhala Europe membership.

  • 1 letter of recommendation from your meditation instructor



This program requires pre-authorization in order to register. An authorization code will be included in your acceptance letter.


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

Those who can are encouraged to register using this option.

To encourage all to study, we offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price. Charitable donations provide the funding to make this pricing option available. We thank our donors for their generosity.

Financial Aid

Karmê Chöling offers interest-free payment plans, scholarships, and other financial assistance.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

By pressing “Register,” you agree to allow Karmê Chöling to charge any balance owed for this program two weeks prior to the program start date against the card you use to make your deposit unless you make other arrangements with Karmê Chöling prior to that date.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell has been a student, teacher, and leader on the Shambhala Buddhist path for over 40 years, under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. His inspiration is to open the heart and senses through meditation and find innate awareness within everyday life, the natural world, and the challenges of awakening society. He teaches Daoist qigong as taught by Eva Wong to uncover the natural unity of body, energy, and awareness. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife, Rhiannon Wells, and travels internationally to teach.  

About Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette

Suzann is an Acharya, a senior teacher and representative of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  She has been a student, leader, and teacher in the Shambhala lineage since 1974. A former co-director of Karmê Chöling, Suzann is currently Resident Acharya for the center and a core faculty member of Karmê Chöling’s Mukpo Institute. She is also Rupa Acharya. In this position, she is responsible for maintaining and fostering the sacred ceremonial and liturgical forms of Shambhala.

Acharya Duquette teaches widely. She respects the power of embodiment in bringing conceptual learning to manifestation, and emphasizes body awareness and disciplines in all her teaching. The Acharya is a Qigong instructor in the lineage of Eva Wong, a Lujong or Warrior Exercises instructor in the lineage of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rinpoche, and a Mudra Space Awareness teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. She lives with her husband, Jan, in Barnet, where they own a bed and breakfast, Blue Skies Guesthouse.

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