Scorpion Seal Assembly Year III

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

June 19–30, 2011

Tuition $680 + 11 nights

Open to participants who have already completed Scorpion Seal II and the prerequisites for Scorpion Seal III. If you have completed Scorpion Seal II and are unclear about the requirements for entering III, please contact the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education or Click here

To register for this program you must be a member of your local Shambhala Meditation centre/group or be a member of Shambhala International if you live in a remote area where centre membership is not possible. Students who don’t live near a centre can become an international member of Shambhala by contacting Adrienne Gauthier at

European students who don’t live near a centre in Europe can become members of Shambhala Europe by contacting Christine Drabek at

If your preferred housing is not available, you can sign up to be on the waitlist for your preferred housing Click here. However, even if you sign up on the housing waitlist, you must also register for the program on this page with another housing choice to be considered for preferred upgraded housing on the waitlist.
New Program Pricing Model
This year, the Chagdzö Kyi Khap, Office of Practice and Education and all the practice centres have worked together to come up with a simpler, more comprehensive system for covering the costs of our programs, including the gifts offered to the Sakyong and acharyas. We are combining the gifts and the program tuition into one single fee. Thus, this year’s fees for our advanced programs include all the honoraria for the Sakyong and the acharyas. We are retaining the concluding tangra offering (to the lineage) as part of the concluding ceremonies, and you will be invited to make whatever voluntary offering you wish at that time. You will also have an opportunity to make a gift to the lead acharya at the end of the retreat. For more details Click here
Payment and Cancellation Policy
 One half of the total cost of the retreat is due at the time of registration and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. The cancellation policy for this retreat differs from our standard policy. The special cancellation policy for Scorpion Seal is aimed to assist those Sangha members who require indoor housing. Therefore, we are requesting that you let us know as early as possible if you no longer intend to attend the program so others can make the necessary arrangements to attend the program.
A cancellation fee of $100 for Indoor Housing, or $50 for Tent Housing, applies to all cancellations.
If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the program start date, you will receive a refund less the cancellation fee. If you cancel between 14 and 30 days prior to the program start date, you will receive program credit for the amount paid less the cancellation fee. If you cancel within 14 days of the program start date, there is no refund or program credit unless all rooms/tents for the program are filled.

Scorpion Seal Assembly Year III will take place in the Main Shrine Tent.

We recognize the importance of this program to your practice path. Therefore, if you need financial assistance to attend, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship at the link below.

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

Financial aid is available for this program.