Advanced Programs

Sacred Path: Golden Key

With Shastri Donna Williams

July 26 - 29, 2018
Drawing wisdom from The Letter of the Golden Key, a Shambhala root text that addresses our relationship to the material 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.

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

With Shastri Nicholas Kranz

August 3 - 7, 2018
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.

Buddhist Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

With Acharya Arawana Hayashi

October 12 - 14, 2018
This weekend program is for anyone interested in learning more about or formally taking the Buddhist Refuge Vow or Bodhisattva Vow.

Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels III, IV & V

With Sophie Léger

October 31 - November 6, 2018
Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi or internal energy to promote health and longevity. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones.

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training I & II

With Shastri Christine Heming and Henry Chapin

November 9 - 16, 2018
For Shambhala Educators who feel inspired and ready to continue along the path of helping others on their meditative journeys. Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training offers a powerful opportunity to deepen your own understanding of the Way of Shambhala path and to train in working with students on that path.

Monarch Retreat

With Heather Scott

November 29 - December 7, 2018
The Monarch Retreat is a sealed retreat. Attendance is by invitation from the Kalapa Court to senior leaders of Shambhala. The prerequisite for this retreat is that you are a senior leader, who is invited to attend, and that you hold the transmissions for the Werma Sadhana

Rigden Ngöndro Instructor Training (Apply)

With Acharya Dale Asrael

December 14 - 19, 2018
The Rigden Ngöndro Instructor Training is designed for MIs who provide support for students doing the Primordial Rigden Ngöndro. We will work particularly with the view as it has been taught by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. You must apply to attend.

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 Group Practice Week

With Acharya Richard John

January 18 - 22, 2019
Details coming soon!

Werma Instructor Training

With Acharya Christie Cashman

February 14 - 18, 2019
This pilot Werma Instructor Training is designed to help meditation instructors provide support for students practicing the Werma Sadhana.

Shambhala Guide Training

With Shastri Nicholas Kranz

May 23 - 27, 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.