Information is for Center and Group Registration only.
This option is for you if you have a local facilitator(s) and plan to hold weekly or weekend classes at your Center. Facilitators will show the talks and guide participants through discussions, dyads and other activities. The start and end dates are up to the Center. Individuals will register and pay through your Center, and you will set them as participants. You will register with Shambhala Online using your Center or Group's Shambhala account. (Click here for information on creating an account.)
Course Fee: $300 for Centres; $200 for Groups.
NOTE: There is now a "one-time" fee for this course. It no longer needs to be purchased each year!
A 5-week Interactive Course
Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path and play with whatever arises. The challenges and richness of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social and ecological action.
Class size is limited to ensure a satisfying learning experience.
Prerequisite for this Course
Fearlessness in Everyday Life. Shambhala Training Levels I-IV recommended but not required.
About the Teacher
Ashe Acharya John Rockwell has been a student of Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings for 30 years. He was professor of Buddhist Studies at the Naropa Institute for 12 years, co-director of Karmê Chöling Meditation Center for 4 years, and Director of Shambhala International for 5 years. He is a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee, which translates Buddhist texts and liturgies into English. In 1996, he was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to be an acharya (senior teacher) for the Shambhala community, and in 2001, he became the Ashe Acharya, in charge of the International Office of Practice and Education. After living at Karmê Chöling as the Resident Acharya, he now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
How the Course Works
- The course leader or coordinator registers on behalf of the group with your Center or Group Shambhala account. (Follow these instructions for creating an account.)
- Individuals generally register for the course with your Center or Group.
- Participants seeking access to course materials should contact the course leader/coordinator.
Most centres use the Way of Shambhala online resources primarily for the recorded talks, and will convene weekly classes that include:
- Registering individual participants;
- Viewing the talk;
- Using dyads to explore individuals' understanding;
- Engaging in discussion about the topics;
- Confirming participants so that their practice record reflects completion of the course.
Your program coordinator/course leader will follow the guidelines and manuals offered by the Office of Practice and Education. Please note that the Center or Group is responsible for participants. For those who miss a class, you may arrange for a repeat showing, or allow an excused absence. Shambhala Online will not provide access to the materials for individual use.
Questions or concerns? Contact Jackie Roberts, Shambhala Online Liaison for Centers and Groups, at [email protected].