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.

Lodro Dorje Holm
Beate Kirchhof Schlage

Acharya Dale Asrael's schedule:

2020-02-08, Auckland, Confusion Dawns as Wisdom: Finding wakefulness in the heart of challenge. A weekend programme at the Blockhouse Bay Boat Club
2020-02-15, Wellington, Confusion Dawns as Wisdom
2020-03-21, Denver, A Bridge for All Travelers: Compassion Training for Health & Resilience (Urban Retreat)
2020-03-21, Denver, A Bridge for All Travelers: Compassion Training for Health & Resilience (Weekend Only)
2020-04-11, Boulder, Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 4
2020-05-02, Denver, Taoist Qigong Level 4

Acharya Daniele Bollini's schedule:

2020-02-15, Ticino, Chi sono io?
2020-03-04, Ticino, Sorridi alla paura - Shambhala Training Livello 2
2020-03-13, Ticino, Shambhala Training - Livello 2: Sorridi alla paura a Lugo (RA)

Acharya Christie Cashman's schedule:

2020-03-06, Seattle, Seattle Shambhala 2020 Weekthun: Celebrating the Vajrayana
2020-03-26, Boulder, Touching the Fruition, A Five-Day Vajrayana Program
2020-05-08, Montreal, Treasury of the Three Yanas

Acharya Susan Chapman's schedule:

2020-02-08, Casa Werma Mexico, Joyful Wisdom: A Maitri-Mahamudra Retreat for Older Women
2020-02-22, Vancouver, Climate Crisis Conversations
2020-03-21, Vancouver, Jizo and White Tara Retreat

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2020-03-28, Amsterdam, Ashe Mahamudra
2020-04-04, Arnhem, Fundamentele goedheid in tijden van crisis - Een dag met Han de Wit

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2020-06-13, Pittsburgh, Qigong 4 - Iron and Silk: Strengthening the Body, Cleansing the Internal Organs
2020-06-15, Pittsburgh, Qigong 5 - Limitless Qi, Limitless Consciousness
2020-08-14, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Weekthün: A Week of Meditation

Acharya Holly Gayley's schedule:

2020-02-07, Seattle, (with: Acharya Holly Gayley, Richard Merrill, ) Reclaiming Women's Stories and the Feminine Principle in Buddhism
2020-02-07, Seattle, (with: Acharya Holly Gayley, Richard Merrill, ) Friday Evening Talk Only - Reclaiming Women's Stories of Resilence & Accomplishment
2020-03-19, Boulder, Bodhisattva Vow Class
2020-04-11, Boulder, Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony
2020-04-30, Albuquerque, JOY In EVERYDAY LIFE (JIEL)

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2020-02-01, Tulsa, Four Noble Truths And the Path of Basic Sanity
2020-02-06, Austin, Cosmic Transitions and Personal Challenge
2020-02-08, Austin, The Four Noble Truths And the Path of Basic Sanity
2020-02-13, San Antonio, Cosmic Transitions and Personal Challenge
2020-02-15, San Antonio, Four Noble Truths and the Path of Basic Sanity
2020-02-22, Dallas, Sadhana of Kindness
2020-02-29, Austin, 2020 Vajrayana Gathering
2020-03-01, Austin, Children's Blessing

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2020-02-06, San Rafael, Basic Goodness 2 - How Can I Help?

Acharya Dan Hessey's schedule:

2020-02-14, St. Petersburg, The Three Marks of Existence and the Four Emblems of Dharma
2020-02-16, St. Petersburg, Refuge Vow Ceremony

Acharya Lodro Dorje Holm's schedule:

2020-02-15, Halifax, Clarifying the Natural State - A Principal Guidance Manual for Mahamudra

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2020-01-31, Victoria, Chariot of Mahamudra
2020-01-31, Victoria, 8 Day Mahamudra Retreat
2020-02-11, Bellingham, Refuge and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony
2020-09-12, Austin, Love and Power

Acharya Beate Kirchhof Schlage's schedule:

2020-02-13, Stockholm, Golden Key

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2020-03-21, Krakow, QiGong Poziom 3 / QiGong Level 3
2020-04-04, Dechen Chöling (Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health
2020-04-05, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 3)
2020-04-07, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 4)
2020-04-09, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 5)
2020-04-25, Szczecin, QiGong Poziom 1 & Poziom 2 / QiGong Level 1 & Level 2
2020-05-16, Krakow, QiGong Poziom 4 / QiGong Level 4
2020-06-06, Szczecin, QiGong Poziom 4 / QiGong Level 4
2020-07-18, Krakow, QiGong Poziom 3 / QiGong Level 3
2020-07-23, Vienna, Goldener Schlüssel - Golden Key
2020-03-15, Shambhala Online, (with: Sarah Lipton, Acharya Fleet Maull, ) Bringing Vision to Earth: An In-Depth Journey

Acharya Adam Lobel's schedule:

2020-05-09, Lexington, Visiting Teacher Program

Acharya Barbara Märtens's schedule:

2020-04-24, Krakow, Poziom 1 Treningu Shambhali/ Shambhala Training Level I
2020-05-02, Bern, Das Herzsutra
2020-06-30, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 5
2020-08-02, Dechen Chöling, Summer Dathün - Intensive Meditation Retreat
2020-08-02, Dechen Chöling, Summer Dathün - First Half
2020-08-16, Dechen Chöling, Summer Dathün - Second Half

Acharya Fleet Maull's schedule:

2020-03-15, Shambhala Online (Sarah Lipton, Acharya Fleet Maull, ) Bringing Vision to Earth: An In-Depth Journey
2020-10-23, Krakow, THE EVENT TRAINING (A Breakthrough Training)
2020-11-06, Krakow, Podstawowa dobroć społeczeństwa - Jak mogę pomóc?
2020-04-05, Victoria, (with: Susan McConnell, Acharya Noel McLellan, Basia Solarz, ) Sexual Harm, Trauma, and the Healing Journey

Acharya Melissa Moore's schedule:

2020-02-29, Casa Werma Mexico, Yeshe Tsogyal: The Inseparable Union of Masculine and Feminine Principles

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2020-02-08, Budapest, Drala-tánc és csendes ülés
2020-02-29, Marseille, Qigong chinois traditionnel (niveaux 1 & 2)
2020-03-13, Paris, Espace du Coeur, Espace Ouvert 
- Source d’intelligence et de chaleur
2020-03-21, Vienna, Weekthün - Puregg - Haus der Stille
2020-04-18, Dechen Chöling, Why Vajrayana?
2020-04-25, Dechen Chöling, Silent Mindfulness Retreat
2020-06-20, Paris, Qiqong traditionnel chinois (niveaux 1 & 2)
2020-11-01, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 3

Acharya Arnd Riester's schedule:

2020-04-12, Dechen Chöling, (with: Acharya Arnd Riester, Acharya Sabine Rolf, ) Discovering the Moon of Human Kindness - Sadhana of Kindness Retreat
2020-10-03, Dechen Chöling (Acharya Sabine Rolf, Acharya Arnd Riester, ) Warrior Assembly

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell's schedule:

2020-02-26, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal 10 Dathün
2020-02-26, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal 10 Dathün: First Two Weeks
2020-06-30, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 8

Acharya Sabine Rolf's schedule:

2020-04-12, Dechen Chöling (Acharya Arnd Riester, Acharya Sabine Rolf, ) Discovering the Moon of Human Kindness - Sadhana of Kindness Retreat
2020-04-24, Berlin, Sadhana of Kindess
2020-10-03, Dechen Chöling, (with: Acharya Sabine Rolf, Acharya Arnd Riester, ) Warrior Assembly

Acharya Eve Rosenthal's schedule:

2020-03-17, Albuquerque, CONTENTMENT in EVERYDAY LIFE (CIEL)
2020-04-25, Toronto, Engaged Compassion: Living as a Bodhisattva-Warrior

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2020-03-17, Casa Werma Mexico, Limitless Ayatanas: Scorpion Seal and Werma Practice Intensive
2020-03-31, Shambhala Online, White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2020-05-22, Denver, Armor of Fearlessness: Teaching on Death, Dying and the Bardos

Acharya Alfonso Taboada's schedule:

2020-03-14, Madrid, (with: Acharya Alfonso Taboada, Rosa González-Ubeda, ) La batalla del ego (Madrid)
2020-06-26, Gran Canaria, RIGDEN, Confianza Incondicional
2020-04-04, Dechen Chöling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health