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Enlightened Society Assembly is a gathering of Shambhala warriors to contemplate, practice and manifest the principles of basic goodness in order to create a good human society. Students will deepen their commitment and intention to manifest basic goodness by taking the Enlightened Society Vow. We will practice the Shambhala Sadhana to support the journey of establishing trust and confidence in the basic goodness of oneself, others and society. We will contemplate how we can embody these principles to further personal and social transformation.

***2020 ASSEMBLY POSTPONED***

No programs currently scheduled.

Building on Enlightened Society Assembly and the Sacred Path programs, Warrior Assembly is a living teaching in creating enlightened society. This assembly focuses on how to develop fearlessness in engaging as a warrior in the world. Here, warriors are introduced to powerful practices and teachings on the Ashe principle, which enable one to transform confusion and hesitation into wisdom and authenticity. Warrior Assembly is a prerequisite for attending Sacred World Assembly.

***2020 SMC Warrior Assembly Cancelled***

***2020 DCL Warrior Assembly postponed***

No programs currently scheduled.

The Rigden Abhisheka fully enters qualified students into the Shambhala terma cycle, initiates Werma Sadhana practice, and is prerequisite for the Scorpion Seal Assemblies. Completion of the Primordial Rigden Ngöndro and being a vajrayana student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche are the main requirements for receiving the Rigden Abhisheka.

The Sakyong will use the expanded Rigden Abhisheka to confer this empowerment. This will be the first time the full text will be used to give the abhisheka to new vajrayana students.

Applicants for the 2018 abhisheka must reapply for this retreat.

(If you have already received the Rigden Abhisheka and wish to receive it again, use the form: Rigden Abhisheka - Returning Werma Practitioners.)


***June Abhisheka Postponed*** The December dates listed are just to keep the applications open, the abhisheka has not yet been rescheduled***

No programs currently scheduled.

This application form is for people supplicating to receive the Rigden Abhisheka who have received empowerment already.

The Rigden Abhisheka fully enters qualified students into the Shambhala terma cycle, initiates Werma Sadhana practice, and is prerequisite for the Scorpion Seal Assemblies. Completion of the Primordial Rigden Ngöndro and being a vajrayana student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche are the main requirements for receiving the Rigden Abhisheka. 



The Sakyong will use the expanded Rigden Abhisheka to confer this empowerment. This will be the first time the full text will be used to give the abhisheka to new vajrayana students. Werma practitioners who would like to renew their samaya and receive the Rigden Abhisheka again are warmly invited to attend this empowerment.

Please note: This Rigden Abhisheka will have a different program format than in the past. It will not be possible to come only for the empowerment. There will be additional preparatory talks and events leading up to the abhisheka, and possibly after.


***June Abhisheka Postponed*** The December dates listed below are just to keep the applications open. The abhisheka has not yet been rescheduled***

No programs currently scheduled.

The Sakyong has encouraged participants who have completed Scorpion Seal Assembly Years 1 and 2 to gather for Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 3. Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received. Reading transmissions essential to the Scorpion Seal path will also be given.

Please note: Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 3 in North America has been canceled. Possible rescheduling for other dates at a North American land center is being explored.

No programs currently scheduled.

Please note: This program has been canceled. Possible rescheduling for other dates at another North American land center is being explored.

No programs currently scheduled.

The Sakyong has encouraged participants who have completed Scorpion Seal Assemblies Year 1 - 4 to gather for Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 5. Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received. Reading transmissions essential to the Scorpion Seal path will also be given.

Please Note: Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 5 in North America has been canceled.

Dechen Choling SSA5 has been postponed.

No programs currently scheduled.

The Sakyong has encouraged participants who have completed Scorpion Seal Assemblies Years 1 - 5 to gather for Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 6. Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received. Reading transmissions essential to the Scorpion Seal path will also be given.

** May 2020 Assembly Postponed**

No programs currently scheduled.

The Sakyong has encouraged participants who have completed Scorpion Seal Assemblies Years 1 - 6 to gather for Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 7. Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received. Reading transmissions essential to the Scorpion Seal path will also be given.

**MAY 2020 Assembly Postponed**

No programs currently scheduled.

The Sakyong has encouraged participants who have completed Scorpion Seal Assemblies Years 1 - 7 to gather for Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 8. Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received. Reading transmissions essential to the Scorpion Seal path will also be given.

***SSA8 for 2020 has been postponed***

No programs currently scheduled.

The Sakyong has encouraged participants who have completed Scorpion Seal Assemblies Years 1 - 8 to gather for Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 9. Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received. Reading transmissions essential to the Scorpion Seal path will also be given.

No programs currently scheduled.

This retreat is an intensive for Scorpion Seal Assembly 10 graduates. Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received.

No programs currently scheduled.