Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
June 9–13, 2013
This special training program is designed for both the 2010 Shastris who will be renewing their oaths for three more years of service as well as for the newly appointed Shastris from 2012. As an expression of the Shambhala Practice and Education “Year of Deepening,” this training will emphasize our actual realization of the profound Shambhala teachings of the Sakyong, cultivated through our study and practice. We will hone our skills in communicating the Shambhala dharma in a variety of pedagogies, and refresh our understanding of the Way of Shambhala curriculum and Shambhala Meditation methods. Participants are asked to prepare for an entrance exam for this program; the study guide will be available by Shambhala Day. Continuing Shastris are required to participate in this training during summer 2013.
Materials fees have not been determined. Please keep this in mind when budgeting for your program.
Due to the limitations of our registration system, some housing options that do not appear to be available may actually be available. Please register for the tent option and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing your first and second choices for housing. Although we will do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs, upgraded lodging is not guaranteed at this time.
IMPORTANT Registration note: Due to limitations with our registration software, please select from the following links to register for the Shastri Training:
If you are attending the Shastri Training ONLY, click here.
If you are attending both the Shastri Training and the preceding 3 Pillars Leadership, click here to register for the Shastri Training Program. Remember to register separately for the 3 Pillar Leadership Program.
If you are attending both the Shastri Training and the SMC Scorpion Seal Assembly Garchen, click here to register for the Shastri Training Program. Remember to register separately for the SSA Garchen.
If you are attending Shastri Training, 3 Pillar Gathering, and a SMC SSA Garchen, click here. Remember to register for 3 Pillars and the Garchen.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is due upon registration, and the remaining balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to your arrival date. As noted below, a special cancellation policy applies to this program.
There is a $100 cancellation fee for all indoor housing cancellations. For cancellations of tent reservations there is a $50 cancellation fee.
The cancellation policy for this program is designed to assist all Sangha members who require indoor housing. If you register and then cannot attend the program, we request that you let us know as early as possible so that others can make the necessary arrangements to attend.
In addition to the cancellation fee, the following terms apply:
Registrations cancelled more than 30 days prior to the program will receive a full refund, less the cancellation fee.
Registrations cancelled between 7 and 30 days prior to the program will receive program credit for the amount paid, less the cancellation feel.
Registrations cancelled less than 7 days prior to the program will not receive any refund or program credit.
Acharya Adam Lobel, MDiv, is a Shambhala teacher, Buddhist minister and Acharya for the Mipham Academy at Karme Choling in Vermont. He has studied Buddhism with masters in Tibet, Nepal, and India and holds a master’s of divinity from Harvard Divinity School. He also teaches meditation to incarcerated young people.
Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, PhD, is a professor of Buddhist studies at Naropa University and director of the Ngedon School of Higher Studies. She is also author of Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism. She travels and teaches in North America, Europe and Asia, teaching meditation practice, Buddhist philosophy and tantric Buddhism, and participates in interreligious dialogue worldwide.
Financial aid is available for this program.