Monarch Retreat

Tom Gaylord

February 15–23, 2017

Tuition $315 + 8 nights

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 the teachings the Sakyong gave in Chicago during a talk on “Unconditional Leadership.” Together we will deeply contemplate and discuss the lineage vision for creating Enlightened Society.

The Monarch Retreat is a sealed retreat. Attendance is by invitation from the Kalapa Court to senior leaders of Shambhala. For information about attending, please contact David Brown, Executive Secretary to the Sakyong, at

The prerequisite for this retreat is that you are a senior leader, who is invited to attend, and that you hold the transmissions for the Werma Sadhana, The Roar of the Werma.

Please join us:

-To deepen our connection and understanding of the unique practice of Shambhala Leadership
-To deepen our connection to the Sakyong
-To learn from each other

Please note:

Partial participation will not be an option for this program.

Shambhala International benefits do not apply for this program.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5:00 p.m. to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5:30 p.m. after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. This program ends with departure after breakfast on the final day.