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:

2021-07-31, Ticino, (with: Acharya Daniele Bollini, Giovanna Lucchini, ) Bhavachhakra - La ruota della vita

Acharya Maria Bots's schedule:

2021-08-01, Dechen Chöling, (with: Acharya Maria Bots, Shastri Anne Emmanuelle Roche-Bret, ) Summer ten-day Meditation Retreat
2021-10-29, Cologne, Bedingungslose Zuversicht - Rigden Wochenende

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2021-06-23, Amsterdam, Lentegasten-online, de Vier Onmetelijkheden: Gelijkmoedigheid - nr 4 van 4
2021-06-23, Bussum, Lentegasten-ONLINE: Gelijkmoedigheid (nr 4 van 4)
2021-08-05, Shambhala Nederland, Het Open Veld van de Ervaring
2021-10-23, Arnhem, Shambhala Training 1: De Kunst van het Mens zijn

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2021-07-16, Karme Choling (Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Online: Opening Our Heart through Opening Our Senses — Mudra Space Awareness
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:

2021-08-07, Berkeley, Secret Beyond Thought: The Fourth of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas
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

Acharya Dan Hessey's schedule:

2021-06-19, Karme Choling, ONLINE: Four Foundations of Mindfulness — A Weeklong Retreat
2021-08-14, Berkeley, Dharmaraja Guru Yoga: Clarifying and Purifying Our Relationship to the Sakyong Lineage

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2021-06-19, Boulder, “Don’t Wander!” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Song of Experience
2021-09-17, Dorje Denma Ling, Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat 2021
2021-09-19, Dorje Denma Ling, Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

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:

2021-07-16, Burlington, Birth of the Warrior
2021-07-16, Denver, Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training Level 2 (Shambhala Online)
2021-07-16, Durham, Shambhala Training, Level 2: Birth of the Warrior
2021-07-16, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training, Level 2: Birth of the Warrior
2021-07-16, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training Level 2: Birth of the Warrior - Center and Group Registration
2021-07-16, Vancouver, Shambhala Training (online) - Birth of the Warrior
2021-07-16, Victoria, Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level II
2021-11-05, Krakow, Weekendowy program stacjonarny

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2021-08-06, Prague, Letní rodinný program / Summer Family Program
2021-08-14, Prague, Cesta bódhisattvy - letní program - 14.-21. srpen
2021-08-14, Prague, The Way of the Bodhisattva - Summer Program - August 14-21
2021-10-23, Dechen Chöling, REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN - Silent Mindfulness Retreat
2021-11-05, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training 4: Awakened Heart

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2021-09-10, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training, Level 3: Warrior in the World
2021-09-10, Vancouver, Shambhala Training (online): Warrior in the World
2021-09-10, Victoria, Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level III
2021-07-16, 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:

2021-10-22, New York, Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

Acharya Alfonso Taboada's schedule:

2021-06-25, Gran Canaria, Nivel IV del Aprendizaje Shambhala
2021-06-25, Madrid, Corazón despierto: Nivel IV del Aprendizaje Shambhala (presencial y por internet)
2021-08-16, Madrid, (with: Acharya Alfonso Taboada, Felipe Rodriguez, ) Curso de formación de educadores de Shambhala (con formación sobre el ritual) (Alcoy)
2021-08-16, Madrid, (with: Acharya Alfonso Taboada, Felipe Rodriguez, ) Curso de Forma y Ritual (Alcoy)
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