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:

2021-09-25, Amsterdam, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-09-25, Arnhem, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-09-25, Leiden, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-10-29, Cologne, Bedingungslose Zuversicht - Rigden Wochenende

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2021-10-23, Arnhem, Shambhala Training 1: De Kunst van het Mens zijn

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2021-09-18, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, ) ONLINE: Exploring and Applying Strategic Leadership — A deep dive into Zhuge Liang
2021-10-09, 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, 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 Moh Hardin's schedule:

2021-10-02, Boulder, Rigden: Unconditional Confidence
2021-11-14, Austin, (with: Acharya Moh Hardin, Shastri Linda Mockeridge, ) 2021 Annual South-Central Regional Weekthun
2021-11-14, San Antonio, (with: Acharya Moh Hardin, Shastri Linda Mockeridge, ) 2021 Annual South-Central Regional Weekthun

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2021-09-18, Sao Paulo, “CICLO DE PALESTRAS: SABEDORIA EM TEMPOS DE PANDEMIA”

Acharya Dan Hessey's schedule:

2021-08-14, Berkeley, Dharmaraja Guru Yoga: Clarifying and Purifying Our Relationship to the Sakyong Lineage

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

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:

2021-09-18, Dechen Chöling, Shambhala Training Level 1 - The Art of Being Human
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:

2021-11-05, 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
2021-09-19, Vienna, Wie geht ein/e Bodhisattva mit negativen Erfahrungen um?!
2021-10-06, Paris, Les rendez-vous des Arts Contemplatifs L’art du mouvement vrai
2021-10-23, Dechen Chöling, Silent Mindfulness Retreat
2021-11-05, Durham, Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart
2021-11-05, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training 4: Awakened Heart
2021-11-05, Victoria, Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level IV

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2021-09-10, Durham, Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World
2021-09-10, Vancouver, Shambhala Training (online): Warrior in the World
2021-09-17, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training, Level 3: Warrior in the World
2021-09-17, Victoria, Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level III
2021-09-25, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Alexandra Vlasic, ) HYBRID: Yeshe Tsogyal and the Feminine Principle: Buddhist and Shambhalian Perspectives
2021-09-25, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Bill Brauer, Shastri Donna Williams, Ella Reznikova, ) HYBRID: Yeshe Tsögyal and the Feminine Principle: Online Three-Month Study Cycle
2021-10-30, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Marian English, ) HYBRID: Unwavering Compassion: A White Tara Retreat with Mahayana and Vajrayana Sadhanas
2022-01-07, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Donna Williams, Pablo Coddou, ) HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom
2021-10-09, 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:

2021-08-14, Sao Paulo, “CICLO DE PALESTRAS: SABEDORIA EM TEMPOS DE PANDEMIA”
2021-09-01, Shambhala Online, Groundless Courage: Teachings on Death, Dying and the Bardo

Acharya Alfonso Taboada's schedule:

2021-08-16, , (with: Acharya Alfonso Taboada, Felipe Rodriguez, ) Curso de formación de educadores de Shambhala (con formación sobre el ritual) (Alcoy)
2021-08-16, , (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