Acharyas

Acharya is a Sanskrit word that means “teacher.” It refers to individuals that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has empowered to represent him and the Kagyu, Nyingma, and Shambhala lineages he holds. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche chose these individuals because of their knowledge, wisdom, and commitment to the confluence of teachings found in Shambhala.

Acharyas travel to Shambhala Meditation Centres to offer teachings, programs, and vow ceremonies. Some have selected certain teachings to be their main focus (such as Maitri, Death & Dying, etc.). You can click on each of the names below to learn more about each acharya.

Acharya Dale Asrael's schedule:

2020-10-20, Madrid, (with: Acharya Dale Asrael, John Rockwell, ) El origen del sufrimiento y la formación del ego (por internet)

Acharya Daniele Bollini's schedule:

2020-10-18, Shambhala Online, Sunday Gathering - Patience and Gentleness: Tools for our Time (In Italian)
2020-10-24, Ticino, I tre gioielli

Acharya Marianne Bots's schedule:

2021-01-14, Cologne, Bedingungslose Zuversicht - Rigden Wochenende

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2020-10-03, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, ) ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: Relating with Others and the World
2020-10-24, Karme Choling (Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, Greg Heffron, ) (Online) Mudra Space Awareness: Gesture Practice for Intense Times
2020-10-25, Dorje Denma Ling, Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1-3
2020-11-07, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, ) ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: The Art of Leading-Embodied Presence
2020-12-05, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, ) ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: The Art of Leading - Strategic Wisdom
2020-12-27, Berkeley, Winter Meditation Retreat
2021-09-10, Karme Choling (Eva Wong, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2020-09-27, St. Johns (NL), Sunday Morning Meditation and Dharma Talk
2020-10-04, Austin, Warriorship and Vulnerability
2020-10-04, Tulsa, Warriorship and Vulnerability
2020-10-16, Fredericton, The Four Noble Truths and the Path of Basic Sanity with Acharya Moh Hardin
2020-11-22, Austin, Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion
2020-12-13, Austin, Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2020-10-03, Berkeley, Social Presencing Theater

Acharya Dan Hessey's schedule:

2020-10-31, Karme Choling, (ONLINE) Open Sky: Level 5 of the Heart of Warriorship

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2020-10-03, Montreal, What Can We Rely On?
2020-10-04, Montreal, Buddhist Vow Ceremony
2020-10-05, Montreal, Ashe Mahamudra
2020-10-11, Durham, An Afternoon Conversation with Acharya Richard John
2020-10-17, Boulder, The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsögyal
2020-11-07, Sonoma, Waking Up In The Dark Age: May My Mind Become One with the Dharma

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2020-10-20, Szczecin, Medytacja w życiu codziennym
2020-10-23, Krakow, Maitri - praktyka świadomości przestrzeni / Maitri Space Awareness Practice
2021-04-17, Dechen Chöling (Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health
2021-04-18, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 3)
2021-04-21, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 4)
2021-04-23, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 5)

Acharya Fleet Maull's schedule:

2020-10-10, Durham, Radical Responsibility: An Online Program
2020-11-06, Krakow, Podstawowa Dobroć Społeczeństwa - Jak mogę pomóc?
2020-11-06, Krakow, The Basic Goodness of Society - How can I help? Online program

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2020-10-03, Paris, Qiqong traditionnel chinois (niveaux 1 & 2) - programme reporté
2020-10-04, Madrid, Charla abierta: Miedo y generosidad (por internet)
2020-10-04, Shambhala Online, Sunday Gathering - Fear and Generosity
2020-11-01, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 3 - POSTPONED
2020-11-27, Prague, Drala
2021-02-26, Vienna, Ridgen - Unbedingte Zuversicht / Ridgen - Unconditional Confidence in Vienna
2021-05-02, Dechen Chöling, Silent Mindfulness Retreat

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2020-09-29, Kamloops, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Loden Nyima, ) Foundations for Freedom: Second Noble Truth - Part 2- The Wheel of Life, Karma and the 12 Nidanas
2020-10-04, Shambhala Online, White Tara Live Practice Session - October 4
2020-10-06, Baltimore, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Loden Nyima, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course III (Online)
2020-12-12, Karme Choling, (Online) Dakini Wisdom: Revealing the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism
2020-10-24, Karme Choling, (with: Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, Greg Heffron, ) (Online) Mudra Space Awareness: Gesture Practice for Intense Times
2021-04-17, Dechen Chöling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health
2021-09-10, Karme Choling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice