Graduate Training: Pacific Northwest 2018-2019

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 Susan Chapman

Thursday, March 15 – Sunday, March 18, 2018, Thursday 3-6 pm, Shambhala Center of Seattle
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 and Terry Jaworski

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27, 2018, Friday 7 pm through Sunday 4 pm, Shambhala Center of Seattle  

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

Monday, July 30 — Saturday, August 4, 2018, Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island

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, December 14  – Sunday, December 16, 2018, Shambhala Center of Seattle

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, February 21, – Sunday, February 24, 2019, Thursday 7 pm through Sunday 4 pm, Seattle 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 is acceptable to miss one seminar and receive certification.  

Joachim S. and Jay Jaworski are Assistants.

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 15 – 18, 2018

Thursday night through Sunday afternoon

Susan Chapman Shambhala Center of Seattle
Seminar 2: Introducing Body Speech and Mind Groups into Our Work Life Weekend 18 May 25 – 27, 2018 Sandra Ladleyand Terry Jaworski Shambhala Center of Seattle
Seminar 3: Deepening Week: Speaking from the Heart Group Facilitation 7 days, 6 nights residential  retreat 48 July 30 – August 4, 2018 Melissa Moore Whidbey Institute
Seminar 4: Compassionate Exchange and Self-Care Weekend 18 December 14-16, 2018 Terry Jaworski Shambhala Center of Seattle
Practicum 75 hours with supervision 75 All Teachers are supervisors:
Melissa, Sandra, Susan, Terry
Seminar 5: Graduation 4 day program 26 February 21 – 24, 2019 All Teachers Shambhala Center of Seattle
Continuity Groups Meet 3 hours monthly 30
Total Hours 241