Holiday Ngondro Intensive with Acharya Dale Asrael: $80 nightly
Acharya Dale Asrael
November 18–24, 2011
Whether you are seeking to establish your ngondro practice or are an experienced practitioner, join us for this special fall program. By practicing in a group context, we will increase both our personal and the group windhorse, thus giving power and potency to the vision of Shambhala, while also fostering camaraderie and celebration. All ngondro practitioners are warmly invited to attend. This retreat fulfills the group-practice requirement for Rigden ngondro practitioners.
PREREQUISITE: Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary
Acharya Dale Asrael has been leading meditation retreats internationally since 1980, focusing on the practices of the three yanas of Buddhadharma. An associate professor at Naropa University in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Buddhist Studies and Contemplative Education departments, she also trains meditation instructors who wish to serve in hospices, prisons and homeless shelters. Dale has been appointed the Dean of Meditation Instructors by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Our intent is to encourage and support intensive practice opportunities for Shambhala community members. Therefore we are making this program available to all qualified tantrikas by offering it under Shambhala Mountain’s generosity policy. The policy provides the opportunity for participants to pay what they can afford by selecting one of three pricing options. The first option is Shambhala Mountain’s regular room and board rates.
For those who can not afford to pay our regular room and board rates, our second option is a flat room and board rate of $80 per night. Your accommodations will be the best we have available (up to single Lodge room with shared bathroom facilities) after accommodating all participants paying our regular rates. Priority for best-available housing will be on a first-come first-served basis. We will not be able to confirm which housing you will be assigned until one week prior to the program start date.
For those requiring substantial financial assistance, our third option $50 per night for seasonal dorm accommodations.
There will also be an opportunity during the program to offer a teachers gift.
Acharya Dale Asrael leads retreats and meditation programs internationally. She was appointed Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala International by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. Dale studies qigong with, and has been authorized to teach by, Daoist lineage-holder Eva Wong. Dale is an Associate Professor at Naropa University, in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Master of Divinity programs. She is the founder and teacher of Naropa’s Mindfulness Instructor Training program.
Financial aid is available for this program.