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Staff Applications for 2012 Programs

Feb 16, 2012

Dear Warriors of Shambhala:

We are gearing up for an exciting program season this summer and are inviting qualified people to apply for staff positions for the core path programs. We need help in every area of hosting these programs. Your participation as part of program staff is a support for the Sakyong, the acharyas, and most importantly, the students who are moving along the Shambhala path. We especially need your help with Warrior Assemblies and Enlightened Society Assemblies. Please consider offering your support and celebrate the richness of our path.

Many people have already been in touch with either our office or the land centres to request staff positions. Thank you. However, with so many programs this year we are asking that you use the simple applications below to help us organize and keep track of these requests.

Enlightened Society Assembly

The Enlightened Society Assembly (Sutrayana Seminary) is a Shambhala mahayana program that emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings. In particular, living up to its name, this Assembly will focus on how we can create enlightened society on the spot, at home, in our city and nation, and wherever we go.

Dechen Choling June 17 - July 1
Dorje Denma Ling June 24 - July 8
Shambhala Mountain Center July 8 - 22

Staff application

Warrior Assembly

During Warrior Assembly, students study the Shambhala terma text, The Golden Sun of the Great East, and receive the advanced Shambhala practices of stroke and lungta. Warrior Assembly is a pre-requisite for attending Sacred World Assembly (Vajrayana Seminary).

Shambhala Mountain Center July 23 - August 2
Karme Choling August 19 - 20
Dechen Choling October 3 - 14

Staff application

Sacred World Assembly

This advanced Assembly (formerly Vajrayana Seminary) is designed to deepen students' practice and understanding of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings and to enter them into the vajrayana practices of the Shambhala Buddhist mandala. Enlightened Society Assembly and Warrior Assembly are prerequisites for this program.

Dechen Choling July 27 - August 18

Staff application (first priority will be given to Europeans in filling positions)

Rigden Abhisheka

The Rigden Abhisheka enters the student into the practice of the Werma Sadhana.

Dorje Denma Ling July 13 - 19

Staff application

Scorpion Seal Assembly

The Scorpion Seal Assembly involves intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana. The retreat environment offers an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of this profound sadhana and receive the innermost teachings of the Shambhala terma, The Scorpion Seal of the Golden Sun, the heart essence of the Druk Sakyong, the Dorje Dradul of Mukpo.

Year 1
Shambhala Mountain Center October 11 - 22

Years 3 and 4
Shambhala Mountain Center June 18 - 29
Dorje Denma Ling July 20 - 31
Dechen Choling August 26 - September 6

Year 4
Karme Choling May 28 - June 8

Staff application for years 1,2,3 and 4

We look forward to working with you at the programs this summer.

May the Shambhala vision flourish!

Shambhala Office of Practice and Education

(This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)