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:

2021-05-26, Amsterdam, Lentegasten-online, de Vier Onmetelijkheden: Mededogen/karuna - nr 2 van 4
2021-10-29, Cologne, Bedingungslose Zuversicht - Rigden Wochenende

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2021-06-23, Amsterdam, Lentegasten-online, de Vier Onmetelijkheden: Gelijkmoedigheid - nr 4 van 4

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2021-06-05, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, Peter van der Molen, ) How To Lead Strategically: Discovering & Deepening with Zhuge Liang
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:

2021-06-12, Berkeley, Secret Beyond Thought: The Third of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas
2021-08-07, Berkeley, Secret Beyond Thought: The Fourth of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas
2022-01-14, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training, Level 5: Open Sky

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2021-05-01, Houston, Transforming Unwanted Circumstances into the Path of Enlightenment
2021-05-22, San Antonio, Transforming Unwanted Circumstances into the Path of Enlightenment

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2021-05-14, Burlington, The Art of Being Human
2021-05-14, Denver, The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level 1 (Shambhala Online)
2021-05-14, Gainesville, The Art of Being Human (ONLINE) - Level 1 of Shambhala Training
2021-05-14, Lexington, Heart of Warriorship-the Art of Being Human
2021-05-14, Minneapolis, The Art of Being Human
2021-05-14, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training, Level 1: The Art of Being Human

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2021-04-23, Boston, Friday Night Talk – Dharma Advice for Making Life Decisions
2021-05-08, Atlanta, The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
2021-05-15, Santa Rosa, Waking Up in the Dark Age: May Confusion Dawn as Wisdom
2021-06-04, Dorje Denma Ling, Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat 2021
2021-06-07, Dorje Denma Ling, Six-Day Mahamudra Retreat 2021
2021-06-19, Boulder, “Don’t Wander!” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Song of Experience

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2021-05-19, Szczecin, Radość w życiu codziennym
2021-06-12, Szczecin, Poziom 1 Treningu Shambhali
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:

2021-04-28, Krakow, Uważna samoregulacja: klucz do przejęcia kontroli nad własnym życiem i przeznaczeniem. Otwarty wykład online
2021-04-28, Krakow, Mindful Self-Regulation: The Key to Taking Charge of Your Own Life & Destiny. Online free open lecture
2021-05-14, Krakow, Jak odnaleźć w sobie wewnętrzną siłę w czasach pełnych wyzwań. Program online
2021-05-14, Krakow, Cultivating Resilience for Challenging Times. Online program
2021-07-16, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training, Level 2: Birth of the Warrior
2021-07-16, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training Level 2: Birth of the Warrior - Center and Group Registration

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2021-08-07, 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
2021-10-23, Dechen Chöling, REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN - Silent Mindfulness Retreat
2021-11-05, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training 4: Awakened Heart

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2021-05-22, Boulder, Deepening Connection with White Tara
2021-09-10, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training, Level 3: Warrior in the World

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2021-04-24, Philadelphia, Everyday Magic (Online)
2021-10-22, New York, Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

Acharya Alfonso Taboada's schedule:

2021-08-16, Madrid, (with: Acharya Alfonso Taboada, Felipe Rodriguez, ) Curso de formación de educadores de Shambhala. (lncluye formación en Ritual). (Alcoy)
2021-08-16, Madrid, (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