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:

2021-12-11, Ticino, Livello 1 - L'arte di essere umani - In presenza ed online

Acharya Marianne Bots's schedule:

2022-02-12, Rotterdam, Shambhala Training 1: De Kunst van het Mens zijn
2022-01-02, Bern, (with: Pema Chödron, Lodro Dorje Holm, Larry Mermelstein, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, ) Discover the Power of Meditation
2022-01-02, Victoria, (with: Pema Chödron, Gaylon Ferguson, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, ) Meditation the way of The Buddha

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2021-12-11, Montpellier France, Puisse la confusion se transformer en sagesse

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

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)
2021-12-27, Shambhala Online, (with: Gaylon Ferguson, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, ) Snow Lion Winter Meditation Retreat
2022-01-02, Victoria (Pema Chödron, Gaylon Ferguson, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown ) Meditation the way of The Buddha
2022-01-14, Chicago, Shambhala Training, Level 5: Open Sky - Offered by Shambhala Online
2022-01-14, Denver, Open Sky - Shambhala Training Level 5 (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 Dan Hessey's schedule:

2022-01-31, Karme Choling, Zoomless Half Dathun
2022-02-21, Karme Choling, Bringing Emotions to the Path

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2021-12-06, Victoria, Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out: with Acharya Richard John
2021-12-12, Karme Choling, ONLINE: One Day Intensive - The Trekcho Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal
2022-03-03, Casa Werma Mexico, Ten-Day Mahamudra Retreat
2022-04-15, Karme Choling, Hybrid: Four-Dharmas Weekthun
2022-04-22, Karme Choling, Hybrid: Ashe Mahamudra Weekthun for Shambhala Vajryana Practitioners

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2021-12-28, Ticino, Maitri consapevolezza dello spazio
2022-01-21, Szczecin, Poziom 2 Treningu Shambhali - Narodziny Wojownika
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 Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2021-12-12, Seattle, Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]
2021-12-12, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Sunday Gathering - "Second Sunday" Maitri Bhavana Practice with Mathias Pongracz
2022-01-29, Marseille, Qigong chinois traditionnel (niveaux 1 & 2)
2022-03-26, Vienna, Weekthun in Puregg mit Mathias Pongracz

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2022-01-02, Bern (Pema Chödron, Lodro Dorje Holm, Larry Mermelstein, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown ) Discover the Power of Meditation
2022-01-02, Victoria (Pema Chödron, Gaylon Ferguson, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown ) Meditation the way of The Buddha
2022-01-07, Boulder, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Donna Williams, Pablo Coddou, ) HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom
2022-01-07, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Donna Williams, Pablo Coddou, ) HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

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