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The Kingdom of Sacredness Shambhala Kyerim

with Christie Cashman
March 8 / 9:00 AM - March 12 / 6:00 PM

The Kingdom of Sacredness Shambhala Kyerim

A Scorpion Seal and Werma Retreat with Acharya Christie Cashman

We warmly invite Scorpion Seal and Werma practitioners to join us for a 5-day urban retreat in Szczecin with Acharya Christie Cashman. The retreat will be a study of the Sakyong's text: The Kingdom of Sacredness Shambhala KyerimThese teachings offer practitioners a way to intuitively experience visualization practice through timeless methods that draw blessings from the unseen world.   

The program will include a lung for the text, dedicated separate Scorpion Seal and Werma practice sessions, daily talks, personal interviews, discussions groups for each year of Scorpion Seal, guided practice sessions for the Werma practitioners. This retreat counts toward Werma and Scorpion Seal retreat requirements.

Prerequisites: Vajrayana Seminary (Sacred World Assembly) and Rigden Abhisheka.

 Acharya Christie Cashman entered the Shambhala Buddhist teachings in 1971, dedicating herself to intensive study and practice, and eventually teaching a full range of courses, from introductory meditation intensives at Naropa University to Vajrayana sadhana classes and Shambhala Training levels. For many years she taught at the three-month Vajradhatu Seminary and worked closely with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on curriculum design and implementation. Christie moved to Nova Scotia in 1987, and in subsequent years taught at several Warrior and Kalapa Assemblies. From 1999 to 2003 she served as international executive director of Shambhala Training, and today she continues to engage in Shambhala and Buddhist curriculum development and the training of teachers. Christie and her husband live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Place: Shambhala Szczecin, Śląska 8/4. 



Arrival day 7 March in the afternoon.

The programme starts 8 March at 9.00 in the morning and ends 12 March at 18.00 in the evening. 

Departure day 13 March.

Taught in English.


The cost for the program is € 240 till 30th December 2018 (vegetarian lunch included!).

Prepayment: € 50. 

For financial aid please contact the coordinator. No one will be turned away for lack of funds!

Transfer to: Bank PKOBP SA. account numbers: 

For participants from Poland (in Polish Zloty) : 44 1440 1143 0000 0000 0467 8338

For participants who wants to pay in Euro : PL 50 1440 1143 0000 0000 0467 8327


The coordinator: Piotr Witkowski 

e-mails: [email protected]   [email protected]

tel: +48 792-041-533


Hostel, hotel or apartment. Price for one person approximately 20 -35 Euro. It depends on the place, standard and the number of people in the room.

Small hotel SZTUKATERIA in the neighborhood of the Shambhala Center: 

Apartments: KAMIENICA, very close to Shambhala Center:

CITY APARTHOTELS: approximately 10 min on foot:

 HOTEL RYCERSKI 10 minutes on foot:

 In urgent cases we will also provide limited hospitality in the sangha.

 The number of participants is limited!

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