Scorpion Seal Assembly: Year Two

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Registration for Scorpion Seal 2 is now open.

The Sakyong has asked participants who have completed the first Scorpion Seal Assemblies to gather at practice centers for a second year program. These retreats, to be led by Shambhala acharyas, will focus on intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices that were received last summer, as well as the reading transmission of the entire Profound volume. This book will provide the basis of our training as we move forward with the Scorpion Seal path. As such, these second year assemblies will be a prerequisite for continuing on.

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

There is a materials fee for this program that is estimated at $180. The exact amount will be announced closer to the program date.


Karme Choling strives to meet the housing requests of everyone attending Scorpion Seal Assemblies. Due to limited room and dorm space at both the main house and Ashoka Bhavan, priority goes to program staff, court staff, or people with physical and limitations and severe medical needs who have made arrangements well in advance.

If you have physical limitations or serious medical reasons for needing accommodation, please email with the subject line ‘Housing Exception for SSA

Alternatively, if you would like to guarantee indoor housing for yourself at this time, please seek accommodations off-site.

Here is a comprehensive list from our website of Local Accomodations Please scroll down to see a list of Local Guest Housing offered by sangha. We also have group rates at both the Comfort Inn ( and Fairbanks Inn ( both of which are in St Johnsbury, as well as Harveys Lake Cabins (

The following housing letter contains detailed information:

Program Staffing Opportunities

Scorpion Seal Assemblies are self-staffed. At Scorpion Seal Assembly 2, staff positions are open to both first time and repeat participants. If you are interested in Staffing Scorpion Seal 2 (which comes with varying discounts) please complete the staffing application here.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3pm and 6pm on June 4, 2018 to check-in and register. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:30pm. June 15, 2018 is departure day; you are free to leave at any time.


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