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:

2019-09-07, Boulder, Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 & 2
2020-01-03, Melbourne, Australian Summer 2020 Meditation Half-Dathun Retreat - Cultivating Sanity in Times of Uncertainty and Change.
2020-01-03, Melbourne, Australian Summer 2020 Meditation Retreat - Cultivating Sanity in Times of Uncertainty and Change, Weekthun A option
2020-01-11, Melbourne, Australian Summer 2020 Meditation Retreat - Cultivating Sanity in Times of Uncertainty and Change, Weekthun B option

Acharya Marianne Bots's schedule:

2019-10-22, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 2

Acharya Emily Bower's schedule:

2019-08-10, Los Angeles, Letting Go: The Buddhist Approach to Death and Dying
2019-11-16, Los Angeles, RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership (Eagle Rock)

Acharya Christie Cashman's schedule:

2019-10-05, Berkeley, Varjayana Retreat

Acharya Susan Chapman's schedule:

2019-09-06, Vienna, Die 5 Schlüssel zur Achtsamen Kommunikation mit Susan Chapman
2019-09-20, Hamburg, Die heilende Kraft der Achtsamen Kommunikation
2019-09-27, Hamburg, Soaring Garuda
2020-02-08, Casa Werma Mexico, Joyful Wisdom: A Maitri-Mahamudra Retreat for Older Women

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2019-08-10, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Online Book of the Month / August
2019-09-26, Amsterdam (Mary Fahrenfort, John Bel, Acharya Han de Wit, ) De Aspiratie van Samantabhadra en Ashe Mahamudra (cursus & weekend)
2019-12-13, Amsterdam (Flip Kolthoff, Acharya Han de Wit, ) Shambhala Training niveau 1 - De kunst van het mens zijn
2019-09-26, Amsterdam, (with: Mary Fahrenfort, John Bel, Acharya Han de Wit, ) De Aspiratie van Samantabhadra en Ashe Mahamudra (cursus & weekend)

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson's schedule:

2019-09-15, Shambhala Online, Fearlessness in Everyday Life - September 2019

Acharya Holly Gayley's schedule:

2019-11-09, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Online Book of the Month / November

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2019-09-15, Shambhala Online, The Development of Peace: Basic Teachings of the Buddha - July 2019

Acharya Daniel Hessey's schedule:

2019-08-30, Denver, Sacred Path: Golden Key

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2019-06-21, Dorje Denma Ling, Ashe Mahamudra Nine-Day Retreat
2019-09-28, Baltimore, WHAT CAN WE RELY ON? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha
2019-10-26, Seattle, Songs of Experience: Oral Instructions to Awaken the Student Simply and Directly
2019-11-01, Seattle, Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

Acharya Beate Kirchhof-Schlage's schedule:

2019-07-12, Zurich, Shambhala Training Level 1, Die Kunst Mensch zu sein
2019-09-20, Marburg, Shambhala Training: Stufe 1 - Magie des Alltags
2019-10-11, Vienna, Shambhalatraining Stufe 1 - Die Kunst Mensch zu sein

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

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)
2019-12-13, Amsterdam, (with: Flip Kolthoff, Acharya Han de Wit, ) Shambhala Training niveau 1 - De kunst van het mens zijn

Acharya Mitchell Levy's schedule:

2019-11-01, Marburg, (with: Acharya Mitchell Levy, Shastri Yeshe Fuchs, ) Rites of Passage / Riten des Übergangs

Acharya Barbara Märtens's schedule:

2019-06-22, Marseille, Atelier 'Cultiver une communication consciente'
2019-06-24, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 4
2019-07-19, London, (with: Acharya Barbara Märtens, Peter Conradi, ) Bleddfa Retreat : Maitri Space Awareness
2019-08-02, Szczecin, PRZBUDZONE SERCE I UMYSŁ Dwutygodniowy program medytacyjny / AWAKEN HEART AND MIND two weeks long meditation retreat
2019-08-22, Dechen Chöling (Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Barbara Märtens, ) Vajrayana Gathering - Mahamudra, HUM, ASHE, and All the Elements
2019-10-20, London, (with: Acharya Barbara Märtens, Jude Hudson, ) Lamledra Retreat: Working With The Heart Sutra

Acharya Fleet Maull's schedule:

2019-08-16, Atlanta, Radical Responsibility: The Path of Authentic Relationships
2019-10-18, Amsterdam, Ashe intensive with Acharya Fleet Maull
2019-10-24, Krakow, THE EVENT TRAINING

Acharya Noel McLellan's schedule:

2019-07-16, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Online Book of the Month / July
2019-11-16, Halifax, Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony
2019-11-16, Halifax, Refuge Vow Ceremony

Acharya Melissa Moore's schedule:

2019-06-21, Denver, Sacred Path: Drala
2020-02-29, Casa Werma Mexico, Yeshe Tsogyal: The Inseparable Union of Masculine and Feminine Principles

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2019-06-24, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 7
2019-08-10, Budapest, Weekthün : Sitting Still and Drala Dance
2019-10-26, , Programme VajraYana
2019-10-26, , Programme Vajrayana
2019-10-26, Drome, RETRAITE VAJRAYANA

Acharya Arnd Riester's schedule:

2019-07-12, Cologne, (with: Acharya Arnd Riester, Friederike Tröscher, ) Body-Mind Centering® und Meditation
2019-07-20, Prague, Letní meditační program - Cesta Měsíce: Probouzení laskavosti
2019-07-20, Prague, Summer Meditation Program - Way of The Moon: Awakening Kindness
2019-10-13, Cologne (Acharya Sabine Rolf, Acharya Arnd Riester, ) Mondjahr - Fortbildung und Mond der Güte-Praxis 3/4
2019-12-08, Cologne (Acharya Sabine Rolf, Acharya Arnd Riester, ) Mondjahr - Fortbildung und Mond der Güte-Praxis 4/4

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell's schedule:

2019-07-14, San Francisco, The Joyful Snow Lion: Samadhi
2019-08-22, Dechen Chöling, (with: Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Barbara Märtens, ) Vajrayana Gathering - Mahamudra, HUM, ASHE, and All the Elements
2019-09-04, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 10
2019-09-15, Shambhala Online, Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - September 2019
2019-10-08, Karme Choling, Scorpion Seal: Year 8

Acharya Sabine Rolf's schedule:

2019-07-14, Dechen Chöling, The Keys to Mindful Communication
2019-07-26, Vienna, Maitri-Raumgewahrseins-Seminar
2019-10-13, Cologne, (with: Acharya Sabine Rolf, Acharya Arnd Riester, ) Mondjahr - Fortbildung und Mond der Güte-Praxis 3/4
2019-10-19, Lviv, The Sadhana of Kindness Weektun
2019-11-22, Marburg, Ridgen Wochenende / Rigden: Unconditional Confidence
2019-12-08, Cologne, (with: Acharya Sabine Rolf, Acharya Arnd Riester, ) Mondjahr - Fortbildung und Mond der Güte-Praxis 4/4

Acharya Eve Rosenthal's schedule:

2019-10-15, Shambhala Online, Contentment in Everyday Life - October 2019
2019-11-23, Casa Werma Mexico, Queer Dharma Family Giving Thanks

Acharya David Schneider's schedule:

2019-06-20, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-06-26, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-06-27, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-07-03, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-07-04, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-07-10, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-07-11, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-07-17, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-07-18, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-07-24, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-07-25, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-07-31, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-08-01, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-08-07, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-08-08, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-08-14, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-08-15, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-08-21, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-08-22, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-08-28, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-08-29, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-09-04, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-09-05, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-09-11, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-09-12, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-09-18, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-09-19, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-09-25, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-09-26, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-09-27, Cologne, (with: Acharya David Schneider, Jacqueline Michal, ) Die Kunst Mensch zu sein (Shambhala Training 1)
2019-10-02, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-10-03, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-10-09, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-10-10, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-10-16, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-10-17, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-10-23, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-10-24, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-10-30, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-10-31, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-11-06, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-11-07, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-11-13, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-11-14, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-11-20, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-11-21, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-11-27, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-11-28, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-12-04, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-12-05, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-12-11, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-12-12, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-12-18, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-12-19, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-12-25, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2019-12-26, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-01, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-02, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-08, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-09, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-15, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-16, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-22, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-23, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-29, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-01-30, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-02-05, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-02-06, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-02-12, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-02-13, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-02-19, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-02-20, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-02-26, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-02-27, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-02-28, Paris, La Voie Shambhala – Rigden : la confiance inconditionnelle
2020-03-04, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-03-05, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-03-11, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-03-12, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-03-18, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-03-19, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-03-25, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-03-26, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-04-01, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-04-02, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-04-08, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen
2020-04-09, Cologne, Meditation am Morgen

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2019-07-06, Boulder, White Tara Practice Group
2019-08-01, Albany, 5 Week Introduction to White Tara Daily Practice - Any Interest?
2019-08-01, Shambhala Online, White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times
2019-08-08, Albany, 5 Week Introduction to White Tara Daily Practice - Any Interest?
2019-08-15, Albany, 5 Week Introduction to White Tara Daily Practice - Any Interest?
2019-08-22, Albany, 5 Week Introduction to White Tara Daily Practice - Any Interest?
2019-08-29, Albany, 5 Week Introduction to White Tara Daily Practice - Any Interest?
2020-03-17, Casa Werma Mexico, Limitless Ayatanas: Scorpion Seal and Werma Practice Intensive

Acharya Susan Skjei's schedule:

2019-06-28, Boulder, Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2019-06-20, Brunswick/Portland, An Evening of Conversation with Acharya Eric Spiegel- in Portland
2019-06-21, Brunswick/Portland, Bodhisattva Vows- in Brunswick
2019-06-21, Brunswick/Portland, Refuge Vows in Brunswick
2020-04-04, Dechen Chöling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health