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:

2021-10-09, Ticino, Livello 1 - L'arte di essere umani

Acharya Marianne Bots's schedule:

2021-10-02, Amsterdam, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-10-02, Arnhem, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-10-02, Bussum, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-10-02, Leiden, Het Hart van Shambhala
2021-11-12, Cologne, Bedingungslose Zuversicht - Rigden Wochenende
2021-11-27, Arnhem, Shambhala Training 1: De Kunst van het Mens zijn

Acharya Han de Wit's schedule:

2021-10-23, Arnhem, Shambhala Training 1: De Kunst van het Mens zijn

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2021-10-09, Karme Choling (Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Online: Opening Our Heart through Opening Our Senses — Mudra Space Awareness
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:

2022-01-14, Chicago, Shambhala Training, Level 5: Open Sky
2022-01-14, Durham, Shambhala Training Level 5: Open Sky
2022-01-14, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training, Level 5: Open Sky
2022-01-14, Victoria, Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level V

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2021-10-02, Boulder, Rigden: Unconditional Confidence
2021-11-14, Austin, (with: Acharya Moh Hardin, Shastri Linda Mockeridge, ) 2021 Annual South-Central Regional Weekthun: The Cultivation of Mindfulness and Awareness on the Path of Liberation
2021-11-14, San Antonio, (with: Acharya Moh Hardin, Shastri Linda Mockeridge, ) 2021 Annual South-Central Regional Weekthun

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2021-11-19, Berkeley, Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V
2021-12-03, Victoria, 4 Dharmas of Gampopa: Richard John
2021-12-06, Victoria, Vajrayana Program : Richard John

Acharya Samten Kobelt's schedule:

2021-11-12, Amsterdam, Shambhala Training 1: De Kunst van het Menszijn
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:

2021-11-05, Krakow, Podstawowa Dobroć 3 - Co jest rzeczywiste? /Basic Goodness 3 - What Is Real ? prowadzi dr Fleet Maull
2021-11-05, Krakow, Wykład otwarty do programu Podstawowa Dobroć 3 - Co jest rzeczywiste? / Open talk to The Basic Goodness 3 - What Is Real ?

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

2021-10-06, Paris, Les rendez-vous des Arts Contemplatifs L’art du mouvement vrai
2021-10-23, Dechen Chöling, Silent Mindfulness Retreat
2021-11-05, Durham, Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart
2021-11-26, Chicago, Shambhala Training 4: Awakened Heart
2021-11-26, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Training 4: Awakened Heart
2021-11-26, Victoria, Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level IV

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown's schedule:

2021-09-25, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Alexandra Vlasic, ) HYBRID: Yeshe Tsogyal and the Feminine Principle: Buddhist and Shambhalian Perspectives
2021-09-25, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Bill Brauer, Shastri Donna Williams, Ella Reznikova, ) HYBRID: Yeshe Tsögyal and the Feminine Principle: Online Three-Month Study Cycle
2021-10-30, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Marian English, ) HYBRID: Unwavering Compassion: A White Tara Retreat with Mahayana and Vajrayana Sadhanas
2022-01-07, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Donna Williams, Pablo Coddou, ) HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom
2021-10-09, Karme Choling, (with: Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, ) Online: Opening Our Heart through Opening Our Senses — Mudra Space Awareness

Acharya Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2021-10-09, Los Angeles, Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Golden Key [Online]
2021-10-09, San Diego, Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Golden Key [Online]
2021-11-05, Karme Choling, HYBRID: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat - Weekend Only
2021-11-05, Karme Choling, HYBRID: Week-long Retreat: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat
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