Program Details

Shambhala Guide Training

with Eric Spiegel
October 10 / 7:00 PM - October 13 / 5:00 PM

In addition to being trained to give initial instruction, a Shambhala Guide is a resource, friend, and host to newcomers within the context of Shambhala Center educational programs and events. The emphasis is not merely on delivering the meditation instruction but also on offering information on our Shambhala and Buddhist lineages, the programs, the practice paths, the shrines, Shambhala forms, chants, ceremonies, events and so on. The Guides will therefore be trained in the principles of engagement and friendship, listening, inquiry, and speaking from the heart, so they can assist each new student individually and appropriately.

Eligibility Requirements:

-Completion of The Way of Shambhala through the Everyday Life series and Shambhala Training levels I-V.

-Unconditional Confidence:Rigden and the Shambhala Vow (a.k.a. Rigden Weekend).

-One weekthün.

-The Basic Goodness series is strongly recommended, if possible.

-Three recommendations and completed application.

The $30 application fee is a non-refundable part of the $130 deposit. 

We will send you application and recommendation forms when you register and pay your deposit. *

*Revised application forms are still on their way- they will be sent out to all registrants AS SOON AS we have them.

Please note in your registration if you need these snail mailed instead of emailed to you.

Completed Application and Recommendations are due September 15.  


Early registration is recommended as space is imited.


Shrineroom lodging available for $20/night added to commuter rate.


  • After your application has been accepted, $100 of your deposit and payments are refundable up to two weeks prior to the program start date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

  • After your application has been accepted, $100 of your deposit and payments and with less than two weeks before the program, Sky Lake will deduct a $35 cancellation fee and retain the rest of your deposit as credit towards another program to be used within a year of the date of the program. Any payments over the deposit will be refunded.

No refunds or credits are given for cancellations after 48 hours prior the beginning of the program.

Single rooms are rarely available for Sky Lake programs.  When available, the cost is $120/weekend night and $95/weekday night added to the commuter rate posted.

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