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.

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Acharya Dale Asrael's schedule:

2020-06-14, Birmingham (Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Dale Asrael, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course II - The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering, Part I - The 5 Skandhas
2020-06-14, Burlington (Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Dale Asrael, ) The Second Noble Truth: Origin of Suffering, Part I: The 5 Skandas
2020-06-14, Shambhala Online, (with: Acharya Dale Asrael, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course II: The Second Noble Truth
2020-07-14, Denver, (with: Acharya Dale Asrael, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course II (Online)
2020-08-01, Denver, Taoist Qigong Level 4 -- Save these new dates!

Acharya Daniele Bollini's schedule:

2020-07-25, Ticino, (with: Acharya Daniele Bollini, Giovanna Lucchini, ) Ritiro a Casa Garuda

Acharya Marianne Bots's schedule:

2020-06-06, Arnhem, Sadhana van Vriendelijkheid (Landelijke online meditatie)
2020-06-13, Shambhala Nederland, Tara, lezing en beoefening door Acharya Marianne Bots (Landelijk en ONLINE )
2020-06-27, Shambhala Nederland, 7 regelige bede, lezing en beoefening door Acharya Marianne Bots (Landelijk en ONLINE )
2020-11-26, Cologne, Bedingungslose Zuversicht - Rigden Wochenende

Acharya Christie Cashman's schedule:

2020-06-13, Boulder, Touching the Fruition
2020-10-02, Dorje Denma Ling, Celebrating the Vajrayana

Acharya Susan Chapman's schedule:

2020-06-06, Madrid, (with: Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Fleet Maull, ) La verdad del sufrimiento y las cuatro marcas de la existencia (por internet)
2020-06-09, Baltimore, (with: Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Fleet Maull, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course I (Online)
2020-06-12, Shambhala Mountain Center, (with: Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Holly Gayley, Acharya Dan Hessey, ) Summer Seminar I: Discovering the Path of Liberation, and II: Living Wisdom and Compassion

Acharya Han De Wit's schedule:

2020-06-14, Amsterdam, Acharya Dr. Han F. de Wit favorites (online )

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2020-06-13, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Walker Blaine, Timothy Quigley, Andrea Doukas, ) 5-Week Online Shambhala Ritual Academy Series: Lineage as the Heart of Ritual
2020-06-27, Karme Choling, Ritual Academy: Practice Session
2020-08-14, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Weekthün: A Week of Meditation
2020-10-25, Dorje Denma Ling, Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1-3

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson's schedule:

2020-06-05, Boulder, Rigden: Unconditional Confidence
2020-08-09, Shambhala Mountain Center, Natural Wakefulness: A Summer Half-Dathün, a 2 Week Meditation Retreat

Acharya David Hope's schedule:

2020-06-28, Amsterdam, Acharya David Hope favorites (online)
2020-06-30, London, Online - Cultivating Kindness and Compassion in the time of Distancing

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2020-06-05, Dorje Denma Ling, Nine-Day Mahamudra Retreat 2020
2020-06-05, Dorje Denma Ling, Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat
2020-12-05, Austin, Love and Power

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2020-06-06, Szczecin, QiGong Poziom 3 / QiGong Level 3
2020-07-10, Cologne, (with: Acharya Samten Kobelt, Marita Van Heukelom, ) Spirituellen Materialismus durchschneiden - Spiritualität in Krisenzeiten
2020-07-18, Krakow, QiGong Poziom 3 / QiGong Level 3
2020-07-23, Vienna, Goldener Schlüssel - Golden Key
2020-08-14, Prague, (with: Acharya Samten Kobelt, Magda Brancewicz, ) Letní rodinný program / Summer Family Program
2020-08-22, Prague, Weeklong Meditation Retreat (weekthun) and Rigden Weekend
2020-09-05, Szczecin, QiGong Poziom 4 / QiGong Level 4
2021-04-17, Dechen Chöling (Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health
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)

Acharya Barbara Märtens's schedule:

2020-06-30, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 5 - POSTPONED
2020-08-02, Dechen Chöling, Summer Dathün - Intensive Meditation Retreat - POSTPONED
2020-08-02, Dechen Chöling, Summer Dathün - First Half - POSTPONED
2020-08-16, Dechen Chöling, Summer Dathün - Second Half - POSTPONED

Acharya Fleet Maull's schedule:

2020-06-04, Pioneer Valley, (with: Acharya Fleet Maull, Sophie Leger, ) Online Dharma Class and Book Salon
2020-06-06, Madrid (Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Fleet Maull, ) La verdad del sufrimiento y las cuatro marcas de la existencia (por internet)
2020-06-09, Baltimore (Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Fleet Maull, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course I (Online)
2020-07-18, Berkeley, Radical Responsibility: An Online Weekend Meditation Retreat
2020-10-23, Krakow, THE EVENT TRAINING (A Breakthrough Training)
2020-11-06, Krakow, Podstawowa Dobroć Społeczeństwa - Jak mogę pomóc?

Acharya Noel McLellan's schedule:

2020-06-19, Boston, Friday Night Talks: Discovering Genuineness with Noel McLellan

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2020-06-20, Paris, Qiqong traditionnel chinois (niveaux 1 & 2) - Annulé et reporté.
2020-11-01, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 3

Acharya Arnd Riester's schedule:

2020-06-07, Cologne, „Sadhana der Güte“ ONLINE Praxis
2020-06-14, Cologne, „Sadhana der Güte“ ONLINE Praxis
2020-06-21, Cologne, „Sadhana der Güte“ ONLINE Praxis
2020-06-28, Cologne, „Sadhana der Güte“ ONLINE Praxis
2020-08-18, Cologne, (with: Acharya Arnd Riester, Anne von der Eltz, ) Furchtlosigkeit im Alltag
2020-10-03, Dechen Chöling (Acharya Sabine Rolf, Acharya Arnd Riester, ) Warrior Assembly

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell's schedule:

2020-06-14, Birmingham, (with: Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Dale Asrael, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course II - The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering, Part I - The 5 Skandhas
2020-06-14, Burlington, (with: Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Dale Asrael, ) The Second Noble Truth: Origin of Suffering, Part I: The 5 Skandas
2020-06-14, Shambhala Online (Acharya Dale Asrael, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course II: The Second Noble Truth
2020-06-30, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 8 - POSTPONED
2020-07-14, Denver (Acharya Dale Asrael, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course II (Online)
2020-08-07, Dorje Denma Ling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 10R

Acharya Sabine Rolf's schedule:

2020-09-11, Krakow, Poziom 1 Treningu Shambhali/ Shambhala Training Level I
2020-10-03, Dechen Chöling, (with: Acharya Sabine Rolf, Acharya Arnd Riester, ) Warrior Assembly

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2020-06-12, Shambhala Mountain Center (Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Holly Gayley, Acharya Dan Hessey ) Summer Seminar I: Discovering the Path of Liberation, and II: Living Wisdom and Compassion
2020-06-29, Hoosier Heartland, White Tara - A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times
2020-07-01, Shambhala Online, White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times
2020-09-02, Karme Choling, White Tara
2020-09-04, Karme Choling, Dakini Wisdom: Revealing the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism
2020-06-26, Dorje Denma Ling, (with: Basia Solarz, Acharya Eric Spiegel, ) Shambhala Queer Dharma Retreat

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2020-06-05, Boston, Why Awareness of Death is Central to our Practice: an online public talk by Acharya Eric Spiegel
2020-06-20, Dorje Denma Ling, Primordial Rigden Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive
2020-06-26, Dorje Denma Ling (Basia Solarz, Acharya Eric Spiegel, ) Shambhala Queer Dharma Retreat

Acharya Alfonso Taboada's schedule:

2020-07-24, Gran Canaria, RIGDEN, la confianza incondicional
2021-04-17, Dechen Chöling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health