Program Details

4 Dharmas of Gampopa: Acharya Richard John

with Richard John
December 4 / 8:30 AM - December 5 / 5:30 PM

For over a thousand years, these concise instructions have guided Buddhist practitioners on the path of awakening. Always fresh and up to date, they describe the actual dynamic of the path. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche strongly encouraged his students to take them to heart when he began teaching in North America in the early 1970s. There is great depth in their simplicity, which we will take time to unpack, understand and apply as personal experience.


May my mind be one with the dharma

May dharma progress along the path

May the path clarify confusion

May confusion dawn as wisdom


This hybrid program (on-site and Zoom) is open to all new and senior practitioners. It will include teaching and commentary, guided meditation and practice sessions, with ample time for questions and conversation.


 Date and Times: December 4, 2021, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

 December 5, 2021, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


 Location and rooms: Hybrid: Main Shrine Room and Zoom

Program price: 5

Patron price: 5

Reduced price: 5

Lunch will not be provided for this program, due to Covid concerns, but participants are welcome to bring their lunch and eat it in the community room, or shrine room.

Acharya Richard John: An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Richard has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada and Mexico. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Heart gifts: It is customary to offer a monetary Heart Gift to the teacher. This is completely voluntary according to your inspiration, and there is no suggested amount--any amount is appreciated!


 Due to Covid, there will be limited spaces available, however we have unlimited zoom availability. Please state on your registration whether you will be attending in person or by zoom.

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