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 Daniele Bollini's schedule:

2021-10-09, Ticino, Livello 1 - L'arte di essere umani
2021-11-28, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Sunday Gathering - Working With Our Resistance to Reality

Acharya Marianne Bots's schedule:

2021-10-02, Amsterdam, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-10-02, Arnhem, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-10-02, Bussum, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-10-02, Leiden, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-11-12, Cologne, Bedingungslose Zuversicht - Rigden Wochenende
2021-11-27, Arnhem, Shambhala Training 1: De Kunst van het Mens zijn

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2021-10-09, Montpellier France, Explorer l'esprit à travers la méditation
2021-10-23, Arnhem, Shambhala Training 1: De Kunst van het Mens zijn

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2021-10-09, Karme Choling (Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Online: Opening Our Heart through Opening Our Senses — Mudra Space Awareness
2021-10-17, Cleveland, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, ) Foundations for Freedom - The Hinayana: Freedom from Suffering
2021-12-31, Shambhala Online, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Walker Blaine, Andrea Doukas, Timothy Quigley, ) Lineage as the Heart of Ritual
2022-09-16, Karme Choling (Eva Wong, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice

Gaylon Ferguson's schedule:

2021-12-10, New York, Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)
2022-01-14, Chicago, Shambhala Training, Level 5: Open Sky - Offered by Shambhala Online
2022-01-14, Durham, Shambhala Training Level 5: Open Sky
2022-01-14, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training, Level 5: Open Sky
2022-01-14, Victoria, Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level V

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2021-10-02, Boulder, Rigden: Unconditional Confidence
2021-11-14, , (with: Acharya Moh Hardin, Shastri Linda Mockeridge, ) 2021 Annual South-Central Regional Weekthun: The Cultivation of Mindfulness and Awareness on the Path of Liberation
2021-11-14, Austin, (with: Acharya Moh Hardin, Shastri Linda Mockeridge, ) 2021 Annual South-Central Regional Weekthun: The Cultivation of Mindfulness and Awareness on the Path of Liberation
2021-11-14, San Antonio, (with: Acharya Moh Hardin, Shastri Linda Mockeridge, ) 2021 Annual South-Central Regional Weekthun

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2021-10-17, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Sunday Gathering - The Art of Making a True Move

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2021-11-06, Davis, What Can We Rely On? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha
2021-11-08, Davis, The Mahamudra Pith Instructions of Tashi Namgyal
2021-11-13, Sonoma, Chariot of Mahamudra
2021-11-19, Berkeley, Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V
2021-12-04, Victoria, 4 Dharmas of Gampopa: Acharya Richard John
2021-12-06, Victoria, Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out: Acharya Richard John

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2021-11-12, Amsterdam, Shambhala Training 1: De Kunst van het Menszijn
2022-04-30, Dechen Chöling (Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health
2022-05-02, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 3)
2022-05-04, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 4)
2022-05-06, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 5)

Acharya Fleet Maull's schedule:

2021-11-05, Krakow, Podstawowa Dobroć 3 - Co jest rzeczywiste? /Basic Goodness 3 - What Is Real ? prowadzi dr Fleet Maull
2021-11-05, Krakow, Wykład otwarty do programu Podstawowa Dobroć 3 - Co jest rzeczywiste? / Open talk to The Basic Goodness 3 - What Is Real ?
2021-11-14, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Sunday Gathering - "Second Sunday" Maitri Bhavana Practice with Acharya Fleet Maull

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2021-10-06, Paris, Les rendez-vous des Arts Contemplatifs L’art du mouvement vrai
2021-10-23, Dechen Chöling, Silent Mindfulness Retreat
2021-11-05, Durham, Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart
2021-11-26, Chicago, Shambhala Training 4: Awakened Heart - offered by Shambhalaonline
2021-11-26, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training 4: Awakened Heart
2021-11-26, Victoria, Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level IV
2021-12-12, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Sunday Gathering -

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2021-10-10, Seattle, Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]
2021-10-10, Shambhala Online, "Second Sunday" Maitri Bhavana Practice with Judith Simmer-Brown
2021-10-30, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Marian English, ) HYBRID: Unwavering Compassion: A White Tara Retreat with Mahayana and Vajrayana Sadhanas
2021-11-14, Seattle, Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]
2021-12-12, Seattle, Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]
2022-01-07, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Donna Williams, Pablo Coddou, ) HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom
2022-01-09, Seattle, Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]
2022-02-13, Seattle, Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]
2022-03-13, Seattle, Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]
2021-10-09, Karme Choling, (with: Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Online: Opening Our Heart through Opening Our Senses — Mudra Space Awareness

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2021-10-09, Karme Choling, ONLINE: Sacred Path - Golden Key
2021-10-09, Los Angeles, Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Golden Key [Online]
2021-10-09, San Diego, Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Golden Key [Online]
2021-11-05, Karme Choling, HYBRID: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat - Weekend Only
2021-11-05, Karme Choling, HYBRID: Week-long Retreat: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat
2021-12-31, Shambhala Online, Groundless Courage: Teaching on Death, Dying and the Bardo
2022-04-30, Dechen Chöling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health
2022-09-16, Karme Choling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice