Advanced Programs

Indicates Program with Prerequisites

September

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 1 - 4

Course Leader Program

with Shastri Debbie McCubbin
This program trains and authorizes successful trainees to facilitate, either in pairs or with another Course Leader graduate, the first three programs of the In Everyday Life series.

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

October 14 - 25

Scorpion Seal: Year 7 *

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

November

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

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

January 13 - 19, 2018

Scorpion Seal Intensive *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
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 21 - 29, 2018

Ngöndro Retreat *

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
Whether you are doing the Rigden (Shambhala), Kagyü, or Nyingma ngöndro, whether you are counting or doing it by time, whether you are inspired or stuck, all are welcome. This program counts toward group requirements for the Vajrayana path.