Graduate Training: Northern California 2017-2018

The program cost is $4500; $3900 (a $600 discount) if paid in full at the outset.  Some tuition assistance and payment plans are available.  We aspire to make it financially workable for those who are strongly committed to doing the program. The food and lodging costs for the residential retreats will be paid separately averaging $75-$175 nightly depending on the lodging (camping, dorm, single, double) that is selected.  We require a minimum of 15 participants.

Seminar 1: Introducing Mindfulness into our Work Life with Sakti Rose

Friday March 31 – Monday April 3, 2017, Friday 3-6 pm arrival through Monday 4 pm departure, Residential at Walker Creek Ranch

Four days on mindfulness. Participants learn how to seat mindfulness awareness practice into their working life and introduce contemplative discipline into their work with others.  Introductory meditation instruction is the take home of this program.

Seminar 2: Introducing Body Speech and Mind Practice into our Work Life with Sandra Ladley

Friday May 26 – Sunday May 28, 2017, Friday 7 pm through Sunday 4 pm, Berkeley Shambhala Center

Participants learn how to teach Body, Speech and Mind group and the dynamics of facilitation with the end result being the ability to offer the form in multiple settings.  Participants practice introducing BSM practice into their specific desired settings.

Seminar 3: Deepening WeekSpeaking from the Heart Group Facilitation with Melissa Moore and Sandra Ladley

Saturday August 12 – Friday August 18, 2017. Saturday 3PM arrival – Friday after lunch, Residential at Walker Creek Ranch

Participants learn how to facilitate Speaking from the Heart Groups and do contemplative group work. The retreat will include Maitri Space Awareness practice where participants will choose one or two Buddha families to intensify during the week.

Seminar 4: Compassionate Exchange and Self Care with Melissa Moore and Sakti Rose

Friday November 3 – Sunday November 5, 2017, Berkeley Shambhala Center

This weekend is specifically dedicated to the art of self-care when working with others, and to the practice of maitri toward oneself specifically and the impact of that when offering ourselves to others.

Seminar 5: Graduation — All Faculty available

Thursday January 25 – Sunday January 28, 2018, Thursday 7 pm through Sunday 4 pm, Berkeley Shambhala Center

Participants give a half hour presentation on their practicum to the whole group and the group celebrates the completion of graduate training and what has been learned and accomplished together.

It will be acceptable to miss one seminar and receive certification.

Please contact Sandra Ladley soon if you are interested.

Title Type  of program Hours Dates Teacher(s) Location
Seminar 1: Introducing Mindfulness into our Work Life 4 days, 3 nights  residential retreat 26 March 31 – April 3, 2017

Friday 3 – 6 pm arrival,

Monday 4 PM departure

Sakti Rose Walker Creek Ranch
Seminar 2: Introducing Body Speech and Mind Groups into Our Work Life Weekend 18 May 26 – May 28, 2017

Friday 7  –  9 pm

Saturday 10 am – 9 pm

Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Sandra Ladley Berkeley Shambhala Center
Seminar 3: Deepening Week: Speaking from the Heart Group Facilitation 7 days, 6 nights residential  retreat 48 August 12 – 18, 2017

Saturday 3PM arrival – Friday departure after lunch

Melissa Moore & Sandra Ladley Walker Creek Ranch
Seminar 4: Compassionate Exchange and Self-Care Weekend 18 November 3 -5, 2017

Friday 7  –  9 pm

Saturday 10 am – 9 pm

Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Melissa Moore &  Sakti Rose Berkeley Shambhala Center
Practicum 75 hours with supervision 75 All Teachers are supervisors
Seminar 5: Graduation 4 day program 26 January 25 – 28, 2018

Thursday 7 pm –  9pm

Friday 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday 10 am – 9 pm

Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

All Teachers Berkeley Shambhala Center
Continuity Groups Meet 3 hours monthly 30
Total Hours 241