Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training Parts 1 – 2

Shastri Christine Heming and Shastri Henry Chapin

March 2 - 9, 2017

Tuition $650 + 7 Nights

Congratulations on being accepted into the Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training, Parts 1 & 2!

Now that you are approved, please register for the program by clicking the “Register Now” button above. 
You can start the pre-training online courses that are required, per the information your received in your acceptance letter.

Please note: The 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.

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.

Prerequisites: Shambhala Guides who have completed Warrior Assembly.

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