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 Dale Asrael's schedule:

2020-12-01, Madrid, (with: Acharya Dale Asrael, John Rockwell, ) El origen del sufrimiento y la formación del ego (por internet)

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2020-12-05, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, ) ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: The Art of Leading - Strategic Wisdom
2020-12-06, Fredericton (Acharya Dan Hessey, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Hinayana IV - Freedom from Suffering (The Buddha’s Third Noble Truth)
2020-12-08, Baltimore, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course IV - The Third Noble Truth: Freedom From Suffering
2020-12-27, Berkeley, Back to Basics Winter Meditation Retreat: Coming Home As Community
2021-01-05, Vancouver, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, John Fox, ) Foundations of Freedom: Hinayana Class 4 - The Third Noble Truth, Freedom from Suffering
2021-01-12, Denver, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course IV (Online)
2021-09-10, Karme Choling (Eva Wong, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2020-12-02, Fredericton, Acharya Hardin’s Monthly Talk to Atlantic Sangha: “Gratitude”
2020-12-13, Austin, Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion
2021-01-30, Dallas, Transforming Mishaps into the Path of Awareness

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2020-12-12, New York, Back to Basics Meditation Retreat

Acharya Dan Hessey's schedule:

2020-12-06, Fredericton, (with: Acharya Dan Hessey, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Hinayana IV - Freedom from Suffering (The Buddha’s Third Noble Truth)
2020-12-08, Baltimore (Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course IV - The Third Noble Truth: Freedom From Suffering
2021-01-05, Vancouver (Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, John Fox, ) Foundations of Freedom: Hinayana Class 4 - The Third Noble Truth, Freedom from Suffering
2021-01-12, Denver (Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course IV (Online)

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2020-11-30, Montreal, Ashe Mahamudra
2020-12-26, Halifax, In Person ASHE MAHAMUDRA HOLIDAY RETREAT with Acharya Richard John
2020-12-26, Halifax, On Zoom ASHE MAHAMUDRA HOLIDAY RETREAT with Acharya Richard John
2021-01-16, Davis, Waking Up In The Dark Age: May Dharma Progress Along the Path
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

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2021-01-08, Krakow, Otwarty wykład wprowadzający do Maitri - praktyka świadomości przestrzeni ONLINE IN ENGLISH
2021-01-09, Krakow, Maitri - praktyka świadomości przestrzeni / Maitri Space Awareness Practice Online program
2021-04-18, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 3)
2021-04-21, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 4)
2021-04-23, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 5)
2022-04-30, Dechen Chöling (Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2020-11-30, Paris, Se régénérer et se ressourcer en plein milieu de la pandémie
2020-12-27, Prague, Meditační ústraní s Bílou Tárou
2021-01-16, Krakow, QiGong 1 i 2 / QiGong Level 1 and 2
2021-02-26, Vienna, Das Eis schmelzen und auflösen - Die 37 Übungen eines Bodhisattvas
2021-05-02, Dechen Chöling, Silent Mindfulness Retreat

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2020-12-12, Karme Choling, (Online) Dakini Wisdom: Revealing the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism
2021-01-15, Boston, Friday Night Talk: Limitless Ayatanas: Awakening Through Sense Perceptions

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2020-12-26, Boulder, Holiday Werma Weekthun Online
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