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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Beate Kirchhof Schlage

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 Daniele Bollini's schedule:

2019-08-03, Milano, (with: Acharya Daniele Bollini, Giovanna Lucchini, ) Unire Cielo e Terra: Ritiro a Casa Garuda

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
2019-11-08, Toronto, Celebrating the Vajrayana
2020-03-06, Seattle, Celebrating the Vajrayana

Acharya Susan Chapman's schedule:

2019-09-06, Vienna, Die 5 Schlüssel zur Achtsamen Kommunikation mit Susan Chapman
2019-09-14, London, Five Keys to Mindful Communication
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, (with: Acharya Han de Wit, Flip Kolthoff, ) Shambhala Training niveau 1 - De kunst van het mens zijn

Acharya Suzann Duquette's schedule:

2019-10-22, Karme Choling, (with: Acharya Suzann Duquette, Greg Heffron, Craig Smith, ) Mudra Space Awareness
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:

2019-09-13, Berkeley, Reclaiming Women's Stories in Buddhism
2019-09-13, Berkeley, Friday Evening Talk Only—Reclaiming Women's Stories in Buddhism
2019-09-15, Berkeley, Vajrayana Circle
2019-11-09, Shambhala Online, Shambhala Online Book of the Month / November
2019-12-15, Shambhala Online, Joy in Everyday Life - December 2019

Acharya Moh Hardin's schedule:

2019-08-24, Sydney Cape Breton, Compassion and the practice of White Tara
2019-11-02, Fredericton, Compassion & White Tara Practice

Acharya Arawana Hayashi's schedule:

2019-09-15, Shambhala Online, The Development of Peace: Basic Teachings of the Buddha - September 2019
2019-12-15, Shambhala Online, Basic Goodness 2 - How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society - December 2019

Acharya Daniel Hessey's schedule:

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

Acharya David Hope's schedule:

2019-12-28, Vienna, Save the date: Winterwoche mit David Hope

Acharya Richard John's schedule:

2019-09-28, Baltimore, WHAT CAN WE RELY ON? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha
2019-09-29, Baltimore, Refuge & Bodhisattva Vow Ceremonies
2019-09-30, Baltimore, The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsögyal
2019-10-04, Montreal, Chariot of Mahamudra
2019-10-26, Seattle, Songs of Experience: Oral Instructions to Awaken the Student Simply and Directly
2019-11-01, Seattle, Rigden: Unconditional Confidence
2020-02-01, Victoria, Chariot of Mahamudra
2020-02-03, Victoria, Mahamudra Retreat

Acharya Beate Kirchhof Schlage's schedule:

2019-09-20, Marburg, Shambhala Training: Stufe 1 - Magie des Alltags
2019-10-11, Vienna, Shambhalatraining Stufe 1 - Die Kunst Mensch zu sein
2019-10-18, Hamburg, Shambhala Training 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)

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:

2019-08-02, 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:

2019-08-17, 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 (A Breakthrough Training)

Acharya Noel McLellan's schedule:

2019-08-22, Boulder, Teaching With Bravery—Book Signing
2019-08-25, Boulder, Teaching With Bravery
2019-10-05, Halifax, Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
2019-11-16, Halifax, Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony
2019-11-16, Halifax, Refuge Vow Ceremony

Acharya Melissa Moore's schedule:

2019-10-18, Chicago, The Compassionate Path of Embracing Vulnerability and Disappointment
2019-10-19, Chicago, (with: Acharya Melissa Moore, Miriam Hall, ) ​​​Discovering the Potency of the Heart: ​ An Introduction to ​Karuna Training
2019-10-20, Chicago, Vajrayana Day with Acharya Melissa Moore
2020-02-29, Casa Werma Mexico, Yeshe Tsogyal: The Inseparable Union of Masculine and Feminine Principles

Acharya Mathias Pongracz's schedule:

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:

2019-09-03, Cologne, Wer bin ich - eine persönliche Forschungsreise
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:

2019-08-22, 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
2019-11-15, Shambhala Online, Wisdom in Everyday Life - November 2019
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:

2019-07-26, 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:

2019-07-24, 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:

2019-08-01, Albany, 5 Week Introduction to White Tara Daily Practice - Any Interest?
2019-08-01, Shambhala Online, White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times
2019-08-01, Shambhala Online, Tara Blanca: práctica calmante para tiempos difíciles
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 Eric Spiegel's schedule:

2019-09-14, Boston, The Essence of Buddhism
2020-04-04, Dechen Chöling, (with: Eva Wong, Acharya Samten Kobelt, ) Strategies for Health