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

2019-12-27, New York, (with: , Acharya Arawana Hayashi, ) Winter Weekthun at Sky Lake: Dharma Art and Co-Creating Good Communities

Acharya Dale Asrael's schedule:

2019-12-07, Boulder, Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 3
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
2020-01-18, Melbourne, Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Part 2 with Acharya Dale Asrael, in Victoria, Australia
2020-04-11, Boulder, Traditional Daoist Qigong: Level 4

Acharya Daniele Bollini's schedule:

2019-11-30, Ticino, Mindfulness, due sabati
2020-01-11, Ticino, L'arte di essere umani - Shambhala Training Livello 1
2020-02-15, Ticino, Chi sono io?
2020-03-04, Ticino, Sorridi alla paura - Shambhala Training Livello 2

Acharya Christie Cashman's schedule:

2020-03-06, Seattle, Seattle Shambhala 2020 Weekthun: Celebrating the Vajrayana

Acharya Susan Chapman's schedule:

2019-12-14, Bellingham, Being "On the Dot" ~ Winter Meditation Intensive - Mini Retreat (Part 1)
2020-01-02, Vancouver, (with: Acharya Susan Chapman, Martin Evans, ) The Path of Mahamudra, as taught by The Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
2020-01-11, Bellingham, Being "On the Dot" ~ Winter Meditation Intensive: A Mini-Retreat for Busy Folks! (Part 2)
2020-02-08, Casa Werma Mexico, Joyful Wisdom: A Maitri-Mahamudra Retreat for Older Women

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2019-12-13, Amsterdam, (with: Acharya Han de Wit, Flip Kolthoff, ) Shambhala Training niveau 1 - De kunst van het mens zijn
2020-01-10, Amsterdam, Sutra Mahamudra (weekend)in aansluiting op de Aspiratie van Samantabhadra avondcursus

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2020-08-14, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Ethan Nichtern, ) Weekthün: A Week of Meditation

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson's schedule:

2019-11-21, Boulder, Ashe Society
2019-12-26, Boulder, Holiday Practice Intensive

Acharya Holly Gayley's schedule:

2019-12-15, Shambhala Online, Joy in Everyday Life - December 2019

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2019-11-29, Sydney Cape Breton, Moh Hardin at Big Hill Retreat

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2019-12-06, Boston, Introduction to Making a True Move - Meditation, creative process and social change
2019-12-06, Boston, Making a True Move - Meditation, creative process and social change
2019-12-14, Washington D.C, Social Presencing Theater
2019-12-15, Shambhala Online, Basic Goodness 2 - How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society - December 2019
2019-12-27, New York ( , Acharya Arawana Hayashi, ) Winter Weekthun at Sky Lake: Dharma Art and Co-Creating Good Communities

Acharya Lodro Dorje Holm's schedule:

2019-11-23, Halifax, Clarifying the Natural State - A Principal Guidance Manual for Mahamudra

Acharya David Hope's schedule:

2019-12-28, Vienna, The treasure of life: Bodhicitta as the path to a good society

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2019-11-21, Santa Rosa, Samsara is an Ocean of Narratives. What is our Path?
2019-11-23, Sonoma, Heart Instructions of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Song of Experience Weekend
2019-12-06, Milwaukee, Chariot of Mahamudra
2019-12-09, Milwaukee, The Trekcho Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal
2019-12-12, Madison, The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsögyal
2019-12-13, Madison, What can we rely on? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha
2020-01-31, Victoria, Chariot of Mahamudra
2020-02-03, Victoria, Mahamudra Retreat
2020-02-10, Bellingham, Refuge and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

Acharya Beate Kirchhof Schlage's schedule:

2019-12-04, Hamburg, Vortrag - Gleichmut
2020-02-13, Stockholm, Golden Key

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2019-11-29, Bern, Shambhala Training II - AUSGEBUCHT!
2019-12-06, Krakow, QiGong Poziom 4 / QiGong Level 4
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)
2020-01-23, Shambhala Online, (with: Sarah Lipton, Acharya Fleet Maull, ) Bringing Vision to Earth: An In-Depth Journey

Acharya Barbara Märtens's schedule:

2020-08-02, Dechen Chöling, Summer Dathün - Intensive Meditation Retreat

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:

2019-11-30, Vienna, Shambhalatraining Stufe 1 - Die Kunst Mensch zu sein
2020-01-17, Dechen Chöling, Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (levels 1 & 2)
2020-03-13, Paris, Espace du Coeur, Espace Ouvert 
- Source d’intelligence et de chaleur
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)

Acharya Arnd Riester's schedule:

2019-12-08, Cologne (Acharya Sabine Rolf, Acharya Arnd Riester, ) Mondjahr - Fortbildung und Mond der Güte-Praxis 4/4
2020-04-12, Dechen Chöling, (with: Acharya Arnd Riester, Acharya Sabine Rolf, ) Discovering the Moon of Human Kindness - Sadhana of Kindness Retreat

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell's schedule:

2019-12-26, Atlanta, Weekthun: The Three Yanas: the Buddhist Path to Simplicity, Joy, and Wisdom
2020-02-26, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal 10 Dathün
2020-02-26, Dechen Chöling, Scorpion Seal 10 Dathün: First Two Weeks

Acharya Sabine Rolf's schedule:

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
2019-12-27, Cologne, Winterklausur – Das Herz der Wachheit einladen
2020-04-12, Dechen Chöling (Acharya Arnd Riester, Acharya Sabine Rolf, ) Discovering the Moon of Human Kindness - Sadhana of Kindness Retreat

Acharya Eve Rosenthal's schedule:

2019-11-23, Casa Werma Mexico, Queer Dharma Family Giving Thanks
2019-12-02, Halifax, Tonglen Instruction and Practice

Acharya David Schneider's schedule:

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
2020-03-21, London, SAVE the DATE: Arts Programme
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:

2019-11-30, Gran Canaria, Tara Blanca. Práctica calmante para tiempos difíciles
2019-12-31, Shambhala Online, White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times
2020-03-17, Casa Werma Mexico, Limitless Ayatanas: Scorpion Seal and Werma Practice Intensive

Acharya Susan Skjei's schedule:

2019-12-13, Boulder, Sacred Path III: Drala

Acharya Alfonso Taboada's schedule:

2020-02-15, Madrid, El nacimiento del guerrero (Madrid) Nivel II
2020-04-04, Dechen Chöling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health