Advanced Programs

Snow Lion Weekthün

With Shastri Mary Campbell

December 27, 2018 - January 3, 2019
Snow lions delight in crisp mountain air, they frolic in basic splendidness enjoying freshness on the spot. Join us for our annual week long meditation intensive, an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in mindfulness. Open to beginner and experienced meditators.

Vajrayana Retreat

With Acharya Richard John

January 18 - 21, 2019
Details coming soon!

Monarch Retreat

With Deputy Minister Cynthia MacKay

February 23 - March 3, 2019
The Monarch Retreat is a sealed retreat.  The invitation to attend is extended to all holders of Rigden Abhisheka Transmission.

Qigong Tendon-Changing/Marrow-Washing Intensive

With Dr. Eva Wong

June 16 - 18, 2019
The Tendon-Changing and Marrow-Washing Intensive is an intermediate qigong program that focuses on further strengthening of the muscular skeletal system - tendons, bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and spine. In this program students will learn: 1. The Eight Basic Wudang Warrior Qigong Forms. These qigong postures were used traditionally by the warrior Daoist monks of Wudang Shan monastery to build muscular-skeletal strength and endurance for the practice of the martial arts. 2. To apply the 12 devas and Animal Forms specifically to regain tendon strength and elasticity, revitalize bone marrow, and build endurance by enhancing bone and tendon strength. 3. To apply selective forms from the Immortals’ Guide…

Qigong Animal Forms Intensive

With Dr. Eva Wong

June 18 - 20, 2019
Many Daoist qigong forms are derived from observing the behavior of animals and understanding how animals preserve, collect, transform, circulate, and store internal energy. The ancient Chinese shamans were the first to practice the art of “becoming” an animal to embody the power of that animal. The techniques of embodying animal energy were developed further by Daoist practitioners as ways of enhancing health and longevity. In this program students will learn to embody the form and essences of the animals through Hua Tu’s Animal Forms, the Wudang Five Animal Forms, and selected forms from the 12 devas. A new Wudang Shan form, the Combined Five Animals, will…

Shambhala Guide Training

June 27 - 30, 2019
Train to give initial meditation instruction, as well as be a resource, friend, and host to newcomers within the context of Shambhala Center educational programs and events.

Awakened Heart & Open Sky: Shambhala Training Levels IV & V

July 18 - 21, 2019
Levels IV and V are the concluding levels of the Heart of Warriorship program. These two levels provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity within the complexity of daily life.

Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable

September 13 - 15, 2019
These dignities describe how the warrior's skill develops as setting sun mentality completely falls away. Abandoning personal agendas, the outrageous warrior acts spontaneously and without strategy; as all sense of boundary and petty mind dissolves, the inscrutable warrior creates even greater benefit for others.   Prerequisites: Everyday Life Series, Levels I-V, Rigden Weekend, GES, Windhorse, Drala, Meek and Perky.

Sacred Path: Golden Key

With TBA

October 24 - 27, 2019
Drawing on wisdom from The Letter of the Golden Key, a Shambhala root text that addresses our relationship to the phenomenal world and our sense perceptions, we will learn the practice of Enriching Presence, the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within ourselves, phenomena and the natural world. Prerequisites: Shambhala Training: Outrageous and Inscrutable