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 Daniele Bollini's schedule:

2020-10-25, Shambhala Online, Sunday Gathering - Patience and Gentleness: Tools for our Time (In Italian)

Acharya Marianne Bots's schedule:

2020-08-13, Shambhala Online, (with: Acharya Marianne Bots, Acharya Dan Hessey, Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Acharya Eric Spiegel, ) The Rain of Blessings - An Exploration of Guru Yoga: A Four-Day Pan-Shambhala Vajrayana Retreat
2021-01-14, Cologne, Bedingungslose Zuversicht - Rigden Wochenende

Acharya Christie Cashman's schedule:

2020-10-02, Dorje Denma Ling, Celebrating the Vajrayana

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2020-08-27, Shambhala Nederland, Zomerretraite “De Boeddha, de Ontwaakte”

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2020-08-14, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Weekthün: A Week of Meditation
2020-08-22, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, ) ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: Self-Cultivation & Relating with Others
2020-10-03, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, ) ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: Relating with Others and the World
2020-10-25, Dorje Denma Ling, Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1-3
2020-11-07, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, ) ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: The Art of Leading-Embodied Presence
2020-12-05, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, ) ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: The Art of Leading - Strategic Wisdom
2021-09-10, Karme Choling (Eva Wong, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson's schedule:

2020-08-09, Shambhala Mountain Center, Natural Wakefulness: A Summer Half-Dathün, a 2 Week Meditation Retreat
2020-08-28, Boston, Friday Night Talk - Welcoming Our True Nature: Seeing the Zen Oxherding Pictures [ONLINE]

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2020-08-09, Austin, Waking up in the Middle
2020-08-16, Dallas, Walking up in the Middle (online)
2020-08-16, Houston, Waking up in the Middle (online program)
2020-08-16, Tulsa, Waking up in the Middle (online)
2020-10-16, Fredericton, Acharya Moh Hardin's Annual Fall Teaching

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2020-09-21, Hoosier Heartland, (with: Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Winnie Edgerton, ) Development of Peace -- Basic Teachings of the Buddha - online

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

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
2020-08-22, Prague, Seznámení se se svou myslí - Týden meditační praxe a studia - Na horách
2020-08-28, Prague, Rigden víkend - Bezpodmínečná jistota
2020-09-05, Szczecin, QiGong Poziom 4 / QiGong Level 4
2020-09-18, Paris, La Voie Shambhala – Rigden : la confiance inconditionnelle
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 Fleet Maull's schedule:

2020-11-06, Krakow, Podstawowa Dobroć Społeczeństwa - Jak mogę pomóc?

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2020-08-13, Shambhala Online (Acharya Marianne Bots, Acharya Dan Hessey, Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Acharya Eric Spiegel ) The Rain of Blessings - An Exploration of Guru Yoga: A Four-Day Pan-Shambhala Vajrayana Retreat
2020-09-12, Vienna, Furcht und Großzügigkeit
2020-10-04, Shambhala Online, Sunday Gathering - Fear and Generosity
2020-11-01, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal Assembly 3 - POSTPONED
2021-03-06, Paris, Qiqong traditionnel chinois (niveaux 1 & 2)
2021-04-25, Dechen Chöling, Why Vajrayana?
2021-05-02, Dechen Chöling, Silent Mindfulness Retreat

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2020-08-09, Shambhala Online, White Tara Live Practice Session - August 9
2020-08-16, Shambhala Online, White Tara Live Practice Session - August 16
2020-08-23, Shambhala Online, Sunday Gathering - Cultivating the Compassion Instinct: Overcoming Burnout and Overwhelm
2020-08-23, Shambhala Online, White Tara Live Practice Session - August 23
2020-08-30, Shambhala Online, White Tara Live Practice Session - August 30
2020-09-06, Shambhala Online, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Loden Nyima, ) Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course III: The Second Noble Truth - Part II
2020-09-10, Boulder, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Eric Spiegel, ) Limitless Ayatanas: A Virtual Scorpion Seal Community Retreat
2020-10-10, Karme Choling, Dakini Wisdom: Revealing the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism

Acharya Susan Skjei's schedule:

2020-09-13, Shambhala Online, Sunday Gathering - Right Use of Power: An Exploration Of the Ethical Use of Power

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2020-08-13, Shambhala Online (Acharya Marianne Bots, Acharya Dan Hessey, Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Acharya Eric Spiegel ) The Rain of Blessings - An Exploration of Guru Yoga: A Four-Day Pan-Shambhala Vajrayana Retreat
2020-09-10, Boulder (Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Eric Spiegel, ) Limitless Ayatanas: A Virtual Scorpion Seal Community Retreat
2020-09-11, Albany, Entering the Stream: a retreat including Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

Acharya Alfonso Taboada's schedule:

2020-09-06, Shambhala Online, Sunday Gathering - Speaking From The Heart (In Spanish)
2021-04-17, Dechen Chöling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health
2021-09-10, Karme Choling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice