Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training Parts 1 & 2

Shastri Christine Heming and Shastri Henry Chapin

March 2 - 9, 2017

  • $25.00 – Application Fee

New Shambhala Educator Path

Shambhala is embarking on a transition from the current roles of Assistant Director and Meditation Instructor to newly envisioned roles on a revised path for working with students that is more aligned with our community in the present and our aspirations for the future. The new roles will be part of an overall path known as the path of the Shambhala Educator. Within the next few months all Assistant Directors and Meditation Instructors will receive communication from Shambhala Office of Practice and Education describing how they can update and upgrade their training through online courses for the new designation as Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors (SPMIs).

You should be receiving information soon–as an authorized Shambhala Guide–from Shambhala International further describing these changes.

This training is generally for Shambhala Guides who want to take the next step along the path of the Shambhala Educator.

About Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training offers a powerful opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Way of Shambhala path and to train in working with students within and between programs and courses.  Those who successfully complete this training will be authorized to work with students within and between Shambhala Training Levels and Way of Shambhala courses.

Please note: The application period is now closed.  Registration is available through the link in the acceptance letter.  Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Application Instructions for Shambhala Guides:

1. Hit the register button and pay the non-refundable application fee of $25.00. No other deposits are necessary at this time. It is important to register so we can reserve your place. Space is limited.

2. Contact Irene at [email protected] to receive your application form.

3. Fill out the application form by the application deadline – January 15th, 2017.

4. After you have completed the application make sure you send your recommenders a link to the recommendation form. This is provided at the bottom of the application form.

5. Wait for your application to be approved. If you are approved then you can start the pre-training online courses that are required. All the information you need will be in the acceptance letter.

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE — Registration for authorized MIs or ADs:  You do not have to go through the application process. You can register now by clicking HERE to reserve your place. Please do not pay the application fee but go ahead and pay your 25% deposit.

Individuals who are accepted to the Training will need to participate in preparatory practice and study prior to the program. It is therefore important that applicants ensure that they will be able to devote an appropriate amount of time to this preparation. This study may take 8-12 weeks so it’s important to apply and get accepted as early as possible.

Prerequisites: Shambhala Guides who have completed Warrior Assembly.

Program will begin on the evening of Thursday, March 2nd and end after a celebratory dinner on the evening of Wednesday, March 8th.  Travel day is March 9th.

About the Teachers


Shastri Christine Heming

Christine Heming lives in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, with her husband Gregory Heming, an ecologist and municipal councillor.  She holds a Ph.D. in speech science and pathology, and for nine years was on the faculty of Dalhousie University, and later the staff of the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board. Now retired, she devotes her time … Continue 


Shastri Henry Chapin

Henry is a long time student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He was appointed as a Shastri in 2010 (Shastri literally means “teacher learned in the texts and commentaries”). He has been teaching Shambhala Trainings in Canada, Australia, the USA and New Zealand for several decades Henry lives in Ottawa where he … Continue