Program Details

Vajrayana Weekthün: Shambhala Dzokchen


with Emily Bower
March 21 / 5:00 PM - March 28 / 6:00 PM


Please join us in Seattle for a week of Vajrayana practice and study with Acharya Emily Bower. Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Vajrayogini practices will all be offered. If you would like to practice Chakrasamvara at the weekthun, please let the coordinator know your interest.  Acharya Bower will give talks based on Shambhala Dzokchen by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.


Acharya Emily Bower started practicing in the Shambhala community in 1987, in Berkeley, CA. She began studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche when he came to teach in Berkeley in 1991. She served as his editor for various projects, including his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally. She has studied kyudo with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei and is a lifelong member of the Dorje Kasung. In 1991, she joined the staff of Karme Chöling, where she lived for three years, working on publicity and marketing. She has been a professional editor since 1987 and has most recently worked full-time as an acquiring editor for Shambhala Publications in Boston. Now, in addition to traveling and teaching in the Shambhala mandala, she continues to work as a book editor and publishing consultant. She has recently moved to Los Angeles. 


This program meets requirements for residential group practice.


Friday, March 21 - Arrival Day
Saturday, March 29 - Travel Day


All meals provided and billeting arranged either at the Center or at sangha members' homes.


Prerequisite: Vajrayana Seminary.


Materials: TBD (please check back or we'll send updates after you've registered).


Teacher's gift: reminder, there will be an opportunity to make a traditional teacher's gift.


Questions: please contact Heather Crone heathercrone@gmail.com

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