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 Marianne Bots's schedule:

2021-01-26, Baltimore, (with: Acharya Marianne Bots, Acharya Eric Spiegel, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course V: The Fourth Noble Truth: The Path (Online)
2021-02-05, Arnhem, Mamo beoefening 5 februari: Recitatie om het Tibetaanse jaar af te sluiten (Vajrayana studenten)
2021-02-12, Arnhem, Shambhala Dag 2021: Inluiden van het jaar van de IJzeren Os
2021-02-21, Fredericton (Acharya Eric Spiegel, Acharya Marianne Bots, ) Foundations of Freedom -The Buddha’s 4th Noble Truth: Path of Cessation: Shila, Samadhi & Prajna (Hinayana V)
2021-10-29, Cologne, Bedingungslose Zuversicht - Rigden Wochenende

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2021-01-23, Karme Choling (Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Mudra Presentation & Practice Series, Talk 1
2021-01-30, Karme Choling (Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Mudra Presentation & Practice Series, Talk 2
2021-02-02, Columbus, Sadhana of Mahamudra - A Practice For This Dark Age (A community online program)
2021-02-06, Karme Choling (Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Mudra Presentation & Practice Series, Talks 3-5
2021-09-10, Karme Choling (Eva Wong, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice

Gaylon Ferguson's schedule:

2021-02-20, Albuquerque (Judy Lief, Carolyn Gimian, Gaylon Ferguson, Martin Janowitz ) A Time to go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2021-02-20, Berkeley, Secret Beyond Thought: A Four Part Series on the Four Karmas
2021-02-20, Boulder (Judy Lief, Carolyn Gimian, Gaylon Ferguson, Martin Janowitz ) A Time to go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2021-02-20, Denver (Judy Lief, Gaylon Ferguson, Carolyn Gimian, Martin Janowitz ) A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2021-02-20, Fort Collins (Judy Lief, Gaylon Ferguson, Carolyn Gimian, ) A Time to go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2021-02-20, Los Angeles, (with: Gaylon Ferguson, Carolyn Gimian, Martin Janowitz, Judy Lief, ) A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche [Online]
2021-02-20, Portland (Judy Lief, Carolyn Gimian, Gaylon Ferguson, Martin Janowitz ) A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2021-03-06, Albuquerque, A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings
2021-03-06, Boulder, A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings
2021-03-06, Denver, A Time to Go Deeper – Core Foundational Teachings
2021-03-06, Los Angeles, A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings [Online]
2021-03-06, Phoenix, A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings ONLINE (from Boulder)
2021-03-06, Portland, A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings
2021-03-13, Boulder, Dharma Sagara Practice and Study Intensive

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2021-02-06, San Antonio, Transforming Unwanted Circumstances into the Path of Enlightenment
2021-02-14, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Sunday Gathering - A Valentine’s Gift of Love
2021-02-20, Houston, Transforming Unwanted Circumstances into the Path of Enlightenment
2021-03-20, Dallas, Transforming Mishaps into the Path of Awareness
2021-03-20, Tulsa, Transforming Mishaps into the Path of Awareness

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2021-01-24, Toronto, Social Presencing Theatre - Online
2021-03-13, New York, Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (Online)
2021-04-17, Boulder, Social Presencing Theater

Acharya Dan Hessey's schedule:

2021-02-06, St. Johnsbury, Sacred Seeing: Photography of the Sacred and the Ordinary

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2021-03-13, Berkeley, Waking Up In The Dark Age: May the Path Clarify Confusion
2021-05-15, Santa Rosa, Waking Up in the Dark Age: May Confusion Dawn as Wisdom
2021-06-04, Dorje Denma Ling, Nine-Day Mahamudra Retreat 2021

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2021-02-16, Szczecin, Zadowolenie w życiu codziennym
2021-06-05, Krakow, QiGong Poziom 3 / QiGong Level 3
2021-08-07, Krakow, QiGong Poziom 4 / QiGong Level 4
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)
2021-02-20, Albuquerque, (with: Judy Lief, Carolyn Gimian, Gaylon Ferguson, Martin Janowitz, ) A Time to go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2021-02-20, Boulder, (with: Judy Lief, Carolyn Gimian, Gaylon Ferguson, Martin Janowitz, ) A Time to go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2021-02-20, Denver, (with: Judy Lief, Gaylon Ferguson, Carolyn Gimian, Martin Janowitz, ) A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2021-02-20, Fort Collins, (with: Judy Lief, Gaylon Ferguson, Carolyn Gimian, ) A Time to go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2021-02-20, Portland, (with: Judy Lief, Carolyn Gimian, Gaylon Ferguson, Martin Janowitz, ) A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Acharya Fleet Maull's schedule:

2021-02-07, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Sunday Gathering - Dön Season Practice: Transforming Personal and Social Obstacles
2021-03-05, Krakow, Podstawowa Dobroć 3 - Co jest rzeczywiste? /Basic Goodness 3 - What Is Real -Online program
2021-03-05, Krakow, Wykład otwarty do programu Podstawowa Dobroć 3 - Co jest rzeczywiste? / Open talk to The Basic Goodness 3 - What Is Real -Online program

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2021-01-23, Cologne, Getting unstuck! Sich aus festgefahrenen Situationen befreien.
2021-02-07, Shambhala Online, Melting the Ice and Getting Unstuck: Talks On 'The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva'
2021-02-26, Vienna, Das Eis schmelzen und auflösen - Die 37 Übungen eines Bodhisattvas
2021-04-17, Krakow, QiGong 1 i 2 / QiGong Level 1 and 2
2021-10-23, Dechen Chöling, SAVE THE DATE - Silent Mindfulness Retreat

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2021-02-14, Shambhala Online, White Tara Live Practice Session - February 14
2021-03-07, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Sunday Gathering - Deepening Through Dialogue
2021-03-13, Gran Canaria, Tara Blanca. Práctica calmante para tiempos difíciles
2021-03-14, Shambhala Online, White Tara Live Practice Session - March 14
2021-04-11, Shambhala Online, White Tara Live Practice Session - April 11
2021-01-23, Karme Choling, (with: Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Mudra Presentation & Practice Series, Talk 1
2021-01-30, Karme Choling, (with: Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Mudra Presentation & Practice Series, Talk 2
2021-02-06, Karme Choling, (with: Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Mudra Presentation & Practice Series, Talks 3-5

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2021-01-26, Baltimore (Acharya Marianne Bots, Acharya Eric Spiegel, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course V: The Fourth Noble Truth: The Path (Online)
2021-02-21, Fredericton, (with: Acharya Eric Spiegel, Acharya Marianne Bots, ) Foundations of Freedom -The Buddha’s 4th Noble Truth: Path of Cessation: Shila, Samadhi & Prajna (Hinayana V)
2021-10-22, New York, Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

Acharya Alfonso Taboada's schedule:

2021-03-06, Madrid, El arte de ser humano. Aprende a meditar: Nivel I (presencial o por internet)
2021-09-10, Karme Choling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice
2022-04-30, Dechen Chöling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health