Advanced Shambhala

Restricted to Shambhala tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly. Scorpion Seal practitioners will have the opportunity to do those practices in separate sessions. Lodging prices for this retreat have been reduced by more →

9-Day Ashe Mahamudra Retreat

Acharya Richard John

January 27–February 5, 2017
Shambhala Kurukullā practitioners are warmly invited to attend this Spring’s Kurukullā practice intensive at Shambhala Mountain Center. The retreat will include all aspects of the sādhana including an extended feast practice dedicated to the development and more →

Kurukullā Practice Intensive

Acharya Melissa Moore

February 15–19, 2017
This retreat provides a concentrated period of time for senior leaders of Shambhala to connect with the mind of the Sakyong, deepening their understanding and confidence with other senior leaders.  In particular, we will focus on more →

Monarch Retreat

Tom Gaylord

February 15–23, 2017
This retreat provides a concentrated period of time for senior leaders of Shambhala to connect with the mind of the Sakyong, deepening their understanding and confidence with other senior leaders.  In particular, we will focus on more →

Monarch Retreat

Tom Gaylord

February 15–23, 2017
This program has been cancelled. The Sacred Path program continues to deal with bringing the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. In particular, it is designed to nurture the student's natural more →

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala

Shastri Marcy Henry-Fink

February 17–23, 2017
This program has been cancelled.    In this program, we learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists – the Great Eastern Sun. This retreat marks the more →

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

Shastri Marcy Henry-Fink

February 17–19, 2017
  This program has been cancelled.  In Windhorse one receives the root text that gives the instruction for “raising Windhorse,” a practice which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. One learns through this practice to more →

Sacred Path: Windhorse

Shastri Marcy Henry-Fink

February 18–21, 2017
  This program has been cancelled.  Through exploring the depths of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists more →

Sacred Path: Drala

Shastri Marcy Henry-Fink

February 20–23, 2017
  Lodging prices for this retreat have been reduced by between 8% and 15%, depending on lodge type, to make it easier for long time practitioners to practice at SMC. Chakrasamvara retreat practice is geared toward more →

Chakrasamvara Intensive

Larry Mermelstein and Greg Smith

March 10–18, 2017
Explore and connect with the profound depth and vast brilliance of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Led by Larry Mermelstein, we will utilize The Rain of Wisdom to introduce more →
With our bodies resting on the earth, no different from the earth, and our minds resting in the sky, no different from the sky, we encounter the vastness of heaven joined with the primordial depth of more →

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

Mary Kubicki

March 31–April 2, 2017
Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors (SPMIs) provide ongoing group and individual guidance to people who are learning to meditate. This is an educator role of significant responsibility. When we offer meditation instruction in more →

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training: Part II

Acharya Dale Asrael

April 13–18, 2017
Choose your Tuition Level:       Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors (SPMIs) provide ongoing group and individual guidance to people who are learning to meditate. This is an educator role of significant more →

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training Registration

Acharya Dale Asrael

April 13–18, 2017
Choose your Tuition Level: Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors (SPMIs) provide ongoing group and individual guidance to people who are learning to meditate. This is an educator role of significant responsibility. When we more →
Choose your Tuition Level:   Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors (SPMIs) provide ongoing group and individual guidance to people who are learning to meditate. This is an educator role of significant responsibility. When more →

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training Registration

Acharya Dale Asrael

April 13–18, 2017
The Way of Shambhala I series of classes explores the experiences of contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom in everyday life, and culminates in the Rigden Weekend. The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature more →

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

April 28–30, 2017
Shambhala Guide Training is a thorough training for students, with a strong meditation practice, who feel ready to begin to help others on their meditative journeys. The training prepares participants to skillfully host newcomers in our more →

Shambhala Guide Training

Shastri Cal Aston and Shastri Jon Barbieri

May 3–7, 2017
Shambhala Guide Training is a thorough training for students, with a strong meditation practice, who feel ready to begin to help others on their meditative journeys. The training prepares participants to skillfully host newcomers in our more →

Application Fee: Shambhala Guide Training

Shastri Cal Aston and Shastri Jon Barbieri

May 3–7, 2017
Shambhala Guide Training is a thorough training for students, with a strong meditation practice, who feel ready to begin to help others on their meditative journeys. The training prepares participants to skillfully host newcomers in our more →

Shambhala Guide Training

Shastri Cal Aston and Shastri Jon Barbieri

May 3–7, 2017
From July 14 - 25, 2017 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will preside over a gathering of Scorpion Seal Assemblies II, III, IV and V. This will create a potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the more →

Scorpion Seal Assemblies II, III, IV, V Garchen

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 14–25, 2017
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: May 19, 2017 (8 weeks prior to arrival date.) Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee. Housing: If your preferred lodging more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly II

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 14–25, 2017
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: May 19, 2017 (8 weeks prior to arrival date.) Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee. Housing: If your preferred lodging more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 14–25, 2017
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: May 19, 2017 (8 weeks prior to arrival date.) Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee. Housing: If your preferred lodging more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly IV

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 14–25, 2017
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: May 19, 2017 (8 weeks prior to arrival date.) Registrations made after this date will be subject to a $125 late registration fee. Housing: If your preferred lodging more →

Scorpion Seal Assembly V

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 14–25, 2017
Warrior Assembly, the jewel of Shambhala Training and the culmination of the Sacred Path program, is a living teaching in creating enlightened society. Participants receive the transmission of advanced Shambhala warriorship practices and study the root more →

Warrior Assembly

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson and Acharya Arawana Hayashi

August 11–22, 2017
  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please read these important details before registering: Participation: Participation in the entire Assembly is required. Payment: A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is due upon registration. The full remaining balance is more →

Warrior Assembly

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson and Acharya Arawana Hayashi

August 11–22, 2017
The Enlightened Society Assembly is a gathering of Shambhala warriors to contemplate, practice and manifest the principles of basic goodness in order to create a good human society.  Students will deepen their commitment and intention to more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

Acharya Emily Bower and Acharya Mitchell Levy

October 19–29, 2017
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please read these important details before registering Participation: Participation in the entire Assembly is required. Payment: A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is due upon registration. The full remaining balance is due more →

Enlightened Society Assembly

Acharya Emily Bower

October 19–29, 2017