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Scorpion Seal: Year 8

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

October 8 - 19


This retreat will focus on intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana.

In this intensive, we will follow the basic schedule and format of the Scorpion Seal Assembly. We will practice and study the Werma Sadhana, watch videotapes of selected talks by the Sakyong at the different assemblies, and review and deepen the new practices and texts of year 8.

It is not necessary to apply to the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education in order to attend  Scorpion Seal Assembly year 8. The practice centre will verify that you have indeed attended an assembly once you register.

Staffing Opportunitites

Scorpion Seal Assemblies are self-staffed. At Scorpion Seal Assembly 7, staff positions are open to both first time and repeat participants. If you are interested in Staffing Scorpion Seal 7 (which comes with varying discounts) please complete the staffing application by following this link:

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3-6pm on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, to register and check-in. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins that evening at 7:30pm. October 19, 2019, is a departure day; you are free to leave at anytime.


Successful completion of the Scorpion Seal Year 7 and the assigned practice requirements.


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.


About Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell has been a student, teacher, and leader on the Shambhala Buddhist path for over 40 years, under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. His inspiration is to open the heart and senses through meditation and find innate awareness within everyday life, the natural world, and the challenges of awakening society. He teaches Daoist qigong as taught by Eva Wong to uncover the natural unity of body, energy, and awareness. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife, Rhiannon Wells, and travels internationally to teach.  

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