Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Scorpion Seal Assemblies III, IV, V Garchen

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

June 12–23, 2013

From June 12–23, 2013, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will preside over a garchen or “great encampment” in which Scorpion Seal Assemblies III, IV, and V will take place separately and simultaneously. This will create a potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal path. The Sakyong will give the key teachings and transmissions at Scorpion Seal Assembly V, but he will also visit to give teaching to SSA III and SSA IV.

It is not necessary to apply to the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education in order to attend a Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 3, 4, or 5 in 2013. Shambhala Mountain Center will verify that you have previously attended a Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 2, 3, or 4 when you register.

If  your preferred lodging type is not available please register for an available option and then indicate your lodging preference under “Room Waitlist.”  if it becomes available we will upgrade you.

Apply as Staff

Please click here to apply as staff for Scorpion Seal Assembly 3, 4, or 5.

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

Open to participants who have already completed SSA II and the practice requirements for SSA III.

If you have already completed SSA III, and wish to repeat it, Shambhala Mountain Center, along with the other land centers, are offering a SSA III “repeater rate”. Please register over the phone for this option.

Tuition: $745 plus 11 nights lodging. The program price does not include the required materials fee, as it has not been finalized. Please remember this in your budget.

To register for Scorpion Seal Assembly III, click here.

Scorpion Seal Assembly IV

Open to participants who have already completed SSA III and the practice requirements for SSA IV.

If you have already completed Scorpion Seal Assembly III, and wish to repeat it, Shambhala Mountain Center, along with the other land centers, are offering a Scorpion Seal III “repeater rate”. Please register over the phone for this option.

Tuition: $745 plus 11 nights lodging. The program price does not include the required materials fee, as it has not been finalized. Please remember this in your budget.

To register for Scorpion Seal Assembly IV, click here.

Scorpion Seal Assembly V

Open to participants who have already completed Scorpion Seal Assembly IV and the practice requirements for Scorpion Seal Assembly V.

Tuition: $745 plus 11 nights lodging. The program price does not include the required materials fee, as it has not been finalized. Please remember this in your budget.

To register for Scorpion Seal Assembly V, click here.

Financial Aid applications are due April 22, 2013.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage. An incarnation of Mipham the Great, he is the dharma heir and son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Mountain Center’s founder. Sakyong Mipham is the spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers, and the author of the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally, as well as Ruling Your World ,  Running with the Mind of Meditation and The Shambhala Principle. His background embraces both Eastern and Western cultures. Born in Bodhgaya, India, the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and received his spiritual training from his father and other distinguished lamas. In addition to Shambhala, the Sakyong also holds the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. An avid poet, artist and athlete, he travels extensively teaching throughout the world.

Program Details

Date and Time Details: Arrival and registration is between 10am and 5pm on June 12th. Departure will be after breakfast on 23rd.

Financial aid is available for this program.