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Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Instructor Training
with Acharya Eric Spiegel

Thu April 19th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMFri April 20th: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PMSat April 21st: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PMSun April 22nd: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $285 Non-members with no lodging $256 Members with no lodging $465 Price for lodgers $30 Deposit

Meditation practice and instruction is at the heart of all other activities at centers. One of Shambhala's most important responsibilities is to ensure that proper instruction is available at all levels of practice. Individual instruction is a key component of how meditation is taught in Shambhala Centres.

The Shambhala Meditation Instructor is trained to give instruction in the practice of shamatha/vipashyana meditation, and to work with students who aspire to engage an ongoing, thorough training in meditation and the path of practice and study offered in the Shambhala Centers and Groups.

Exceptions may be made for individuals who live where Shambhala Buddhist training is not readily available, and who plan to meet the prerequisites in the near future.

  • Completion of the application form
  • Completion of Shambhala Guide Training
  • Vajrayana Seminary
  • Taking the Six Class course for Assistant Directors/Meditation Instructors (available on line)
  • Center Membership or Shambhala Europe/International membership
  • Two letters of recommendation: 
    • From one's own Meditation Instructor;
    • From either your Centre Director or Group Coordinator.


Those interested in attending a Meditation Instructor Training must complete a formal application process following these steps:

  1. Email to request the Meditation Instructor Training Application and the recommendation form, both of which will be emailed to you
  2. Save the application form on your computer, fill it in and email back to
  3. Applicants are also required to have two letters of recommendation:
    1. From one's own Meditation Instructor;
    2. From the Centre Director or Group Coordinator.
    3. email recommendation forms to your recommenders and ask them to save, fill in and email to
  4. Pay the $30 administrative fee/deposit (non-refunable) to Sky Lake either through our website or by sending a check to Sky Lake, PO Box 408, Rosendale, NY 12472
  6. Once accepted you will receive instructions on study materials

Shrineroom lodging and program:$330


  • Deposits and payments are refundable up to two weeks prior to the program start date, minus a $15 cancellation fee.
  • After the two week deadline, Sky Lake will deduct a $25 cancellation fee and retain the rest of your deposit as credit towards another program to be used within a year of the date of the program. Any payments over the deposit will be refunded.

No refunds or credits are given for cancellations on or after the beginning of the program.

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