Jeremy Hayward

Jeremy Hayward

JEREMY HAYWARD was trained in physics at Cambridge University, England, where he received a doctorate in physics. In high-school Jeremy began asking the question, “What is mind and it’s relationship to matter?” and his first-person experience of this questioning began when he started practicing in a Gurdjieff group in 1967. When he met Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1970, he knew he had come home, and he moved to Tail of the Tiger (now Karme Chöling) in 1971. In 1974, Jeremy helped to found the Naropa University under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa and was vice-President of the University for the first 10 years, and a Trustee for the next 12. In 1977 he helped to create the Shambhala Training program and was a central figure in the development of the Shambhala teachings. He has conducted seminars and retreats on Shambhala and Buddhism throughout North America and Europe. Jeremy was appointed acharya (senior teacher) of Shambhala in 1996 and was acharya-in-residence at Dechen Chöling from 1999 to  2005 and at Dorje Denma Ling from 2005 to 2012.

Jeremy took part in the first Dharmsala conversations on science and Buddhism with the Dalai Lama, in 1987, and has published three books on science and Buddhism. He has also published a book on the Shambhala teachings: Sacred World, the Shambhala Path to Gentleness, Bravery and Power. His memoirs, Warrior-King of Shambhala: Remembering Chögyam Trungpa were published by Wisdom Publications in 2008.

Teaching Topics
Practicing Authentic Presence
Experience, Consciousness and Death
All Shambhala Training Levels
Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows
Ngondro Retreat
Sutrayana Seminary
Warrior Assembly



Warrior-King of Shambhala: Remembering Chogyam Trungpa. A memoir of one who was there from the beginning
Gentle Bridges: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of Mind
Sacred World (Shambhala Publications)
Letters to Vanessa

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