Mathias Pongracz has been “stumbling along” on the path of Dharma for almost 40 years. He studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinopche in the early eighties and served as an acharya (senior teacher) in Shambhala for his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for 16 years. He also pursued zen practice under the guidance of Kobun Chino Roshi and serves as a teacher in his lineage. Mathias teaches MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and studied with Jon Kabat Zinn before MBSR became widespread in France. Mathias has been leading Zen, Buddhist, and secular meditation retreats in Austria, Belgium, Hungary and France for many years.