Shambhala Sutrayana Seminary with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Joanne Martin Braun

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 14–29, 2008

Tuition $385 + 15 nights

Serving as a gateway to a deeper understanding of and commitment to the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, Shambhala Sutrayana Seminary provides qualified practitioners a two-week immersion in the Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhist teachings, within a unique Shambhala context. Join us for this intensive, which will feature meditation; study and contemplation; and traditional post-meditation practices such as oryoki, rota, Shambhala arts and celebrations.

Completion of Shambhala Sutrayana Seminary provides the necessary preparation for Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary, the gateway to the Vajrayana transmissions and teachings of Sakyong Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche and his father, Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Prerequisites: Meditation Instructor recommendation and Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies or equivalent

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, a member of the core faculty at Naropa University, has led meditation retreats since 1973. His article, “Making Friends with Ourselves,” was selected for inclusion in The Best Buddhist Writing 2005. His essay “No Color, All Colors” appears in the book Mindful Politics.

Joanne Martin Braun has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 1978 and is now a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has taught Shambhala Training for over 20 years. Since 1995, Joanne has been teaching Shambhala Buddhist principles and meditation programs at hospitals and businesses.

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If you are interested in attending Shambhala Sutrayana Seminary, you must apply for and be accepted into the program. For information and an application, please click here to visit the Shambhala Sutrayana Seminary web site. Note that the first application deadline is January 1, 2008, and the second is March 1, 2008. After you have been accepted register below with Shambhala Mountain Center.

PLEASE NOTE: You are not fully registered for this program until your application has been approved and you have registered with Shambhala Mountain.

The payment schedule for the program is as follows: 50% due upon registration with Shambhala Mountain, and 50% due on May 14, 2008. If you are interested in indoor accommodations, you are strongly encouraged to register immediately upon notification of your acceptance into the program.

If you are interested in a Red Feather double or lodge dorm housing ($1620) please contact Faith Killough at housing@shambhalamountain.org and include “Alternative Sutrayana Housing” in the subject line.

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is Core Faculty at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He received a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Stanford where he was a Fulbright Fellow to Nigeria. He is the author of two books: Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening  (2016), Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. He has led group retreats in mindfulness-awareness meditation for 40 years. He is an Acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala lineage of compassionate bravery as taught by Tibetan Buddhist social visionaries Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. His essay “Buddhism and The Politics of Race” appeared in the collection Mindful Politics. His article “Making Friends with Ourselves,” from Dharma, Color, and Culture was selected for inclusion in the series The Best Buddhist Writing.

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is Core Faculty at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He received a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Stanford where he was a Fulbright Fellow to Nigeria. He is the author of two books: Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening  (2016), Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. He has led group retreats in mindfulness-awareness meditation for 40 years. He is an Acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala lineage of compassionate bravery as taught by Tibetan Buddhist social visionaries Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. His essay “Buddhism and The Politics of Race” appeared in the collection Mindful Politics. His article “Making Friends with Ourselves,” from Dharma, Color, and Culture was selected for inclusion in the series The Best Buddhist Writing.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.