Advanced Programs

Indicates Program with Prerequisites

January

January 25 - February 3

Ashe Mahamudra Retreat *

with Acharya Richard John
This vajrayana retreat will be structured according to the Ashe Mahamudra, a profound practice liturgy by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

February

February 9 - 17

Vajrayana Retreat: HUM, ASHE, and All the Elements *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
In this weeklong vajrayana retreat, we will have a full mandala of practices from ngöndro to Scorpion Seal Assembly. There will be talks, discussion, silence, qigong, walking outside, and spontaneous arisings.

May

May 18 - 21

Regional Acharya Retreat *

This is a gathering of senior teachers of the lineage from Northeastern North America. All Shambhala international acharyas are invited to attend this gathering.

May 22 - June 2

Tip of the Arrow: Scorpion Seal 10 Practice Retreat (Repeat Participants) *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
Further manifest the fruition of the Werma Sadhana. This retreat is for those who have already received the Scorpion Seal 10 practices

June

June 5 - 12

Celebrating the Vajrayana *

with Acharya Christie Cashman
Throughout this week-long retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods "touch the fruition," and thus remind us of our inherent wisdom.

September

September 22 - 27

Qigong and Meditation Retreat *

with Dr. Eva Wong
This program will feature using Sunzi's Art of War in strategizing meditation practice. It integrates the practices of qigong and sitting meditation with an emphasis on how these two practices support each other in nourishing a healthy body and cultivatin

October

October 8 - 19

Scorpion Seal: Year 8 *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
This retreat will focus on intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana, with the introduction of practices specific to Scorpion Seal year 8.