Advanced Programs

Indicates Program with Prerequisites


September 1 - 3

Chöd Retreat *

with Arthur Jennings
For Vajrayana practitioners. Chöd practice represents the Mahayana view by helping us offer what is most precious to us: our body. It is an ancient practice for overcoming clinging and fixation.

September 10 - 15

Qigong Retreat - Stoking the Scholar and Warrior Fire *

with Dr. Eva Wong
For those who have completed Level 6 Parts 1 and/or Part 2.


October 14 - 25

Scorpion Seal: Year 7 *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received.


November 30 - December 8

Government Pillar Retreat, by special direct invitation from Minister Arthur only *

with Jane Arthur
By special invitation only. The purpose of the retreat is to provide a concentrated period of time in which senior leaders, through individual and collective practice, can connect with the mind of the Sacred Governance lineage of Shambhala.


December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Werma & Scorpion Seal Intensive: Ashe, The Essence of Life *

with Acharya Christie Cashman
Relax into the vast space and profound teaching of the Werma Sadhana through this study and practice retreat. Scorpion Seal Assembly participants or experienced practitioners of the sadhana may attend the whole program or just a day or two.


January 13 - 19, 2018

Scorpion Seal 9 Practice Intensive *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
Practicing SSA-9 in a group retreat is a wonderful way to deepen these unique and penetrating transmissions.

January 21 - 29, 2018

Primordial Rigden Ngöndro Retreat *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
The Primordial Rigden ngöndro enters us into the magical heart of Shambhala. It is the gateway to this sacred world and leads us to receive the Rigden Abhisheka and enter the Scorpion Seal path.