Vajrayana Garchen: Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary with Sakyong Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 6–27, 2008

Tuition $755 + 21 nights

If you wish to enter the Kagyu, Nyingma and Shambhala lineage streams of Vajrayana Buddhist practice and study as transmitted by the holder of these lineages, Sakyong Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, you are invited to apply to Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary. Rooted in a strong teacher-student connection, the Vajrayana path offers powerful methods for cultivating our innate compassion and wisdom. During this program, we will receive transmission and training in the Primordial Rigden ngöndro practices under the Sakyong’s personal guidance.

In applying for Vajrayana Seminary, you are requesting to be accepted as a Vajrayana student of Sakyong Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche and committing to follow his practice instructions. Thus, attendance at this program requires a personal connection and commitment to the Sakyong; the teachings of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche; and the Shambhala Buddhist mandala.

You are invited to continue your training by extending your stay to attend one or both weeks of the Summer Ngöndro Intensive July 27 – August 10.

Prerequisites: See www.shambhala.org/program/VS/.

Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage. An incarnation of Mipham the Great, he is also the dharma heir and son of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Mountain’s founder. He is the spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers, and the author of the best-selling books Turning the Mind into an Ally and Ruling Your World. Rinpoche’s 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.
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Applying: The application process for Shambhala Vajrayana Seminary is managed by Shambhala International. For information and an application, please visit the Shambhala Vajrayana 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 by Shambhala International and you have registered with Shambhala Mountain. If you are interested in indoor accommodations, you are strongly encouraged to register immediately upon notification of your acceptance into the program. The payment schedule for the program is as follows: 50% due upon registration with Shambhala Mountain, and the remaining 50% is due on June 6, 2008.

While it is strongly recommended that you attend the entire program, in certain situations Shambhala International is making exceptions to allow participants to arrive for Vajrayana Seminary as late as July 13. If you have received permission from Shambhala International to arrive after July 6 please note your arrival date in the “comments” field of your registration. Pricing information for late arrivals can obtained by calling our Call Center at (888)STUPA-21 or (303)486-9640.

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.