Program Details

Shastri Oath Ceremony and Reception for Ellen Rook


with Fleet Maull
January 30 / 8:00 PM - January 30 / 9:00 PM

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche recently appointed Ellen Rook to the role of Shastri for the Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany.


In Sanskrit, shastri literally means “teacher learned in the texts and commentaries”. The shastris have been selected from our dedicated senior teachers, as well as from newer, youger teachers and will serve a term of three years. The shastris role is to bring the current understanding of the Shambhala Buddhist vision and teachings to their centres, to be a reference point for questions about the path, and in particular to help establish The Way of Shambhala curriculum as the core path. A major role of the shastri is to personally mentor and strengthen the local teaching mandala.


Join us following Acharya Maull's talk and discussion when he administers the Shastri oath to Ellen.  A reception will follow.  All are invited to attend.  This community event is free.


Shastri Ellen Rook has been a member of the Shambhala community since 1981. She has held many positions at the Shambhala Center and was the Director for many years. In addition to teaching Buddhist classes and directing Shambhala Training, she teaches the Shambhala Art curriculum.

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