David Hope

Acharya David Hope has been a member of the London Shambhala Centre since its early days in the front room of his home. He attended seminary in 1983, and was then resident Director for Shambhala Training in London for many years. In the 1990’s he lived and worked at Dechen Chöling in France, where he was a co-director from 1995-8. From 1999 to 2004 he served on the Shambhala International board of directors.

He is currently Chair of the European Donor Group, and of the London Centre trustees. He lives near Dechen Chöling with his wife Chris de Block.

Teaching Schedule

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Past topics
Shambhalla Training Levels
Rigden Ngondro Intensive

Shamatha and Vajrayana Retreat

Refuge & Bodhisattva Vows
Four Foundationa of Mindfulness weekend
Weekend seminar - "Belief, Doubt, Trust and Devotion"
Public talk - A Buddhist Perspective on Death
Public talk - The Relation of Buddhism and Shambhala