Acharya Daniele Bollini, born in 1965 in Bellinzona (Switzerland) started to study and practice the teachings of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1981 with the Lugano Dharma Study Group. In 1987 he attended the first Level 1 of Shambhala Training in Switzerland. After his first Dathün in 1989, he attended the first European Warrior Assembly and Vajradhatu seminary both in 1990. In 1994 he received the Warma sadhana lung form Lady Kunchok at Kalapa Assemby. In 1996 he took Vajrayogini Abhisheka with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and graduated from Ngedön School of Higher Larning. Between 1991 and 1996 he received in SMC and KCL Mahamudra and Ati teachings form Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. In 2005 he attended the first Rigden Abhisheka in SMC and recieved Chakrasamvara Abhisheka. Since 2009 he is a Scorpion Seal practitioner.
He was director of the Ticino Shambhala Center from 1990 until 2005. For a few years he has been co-mentor for the Shambhala communities in Italy.
Meditation instructor since 1989 and teacher since 1990, he has been teaching, mainly in the Swiss Italian and Italian area. In 2011 he has been appointed Shastri for the Milano, Lucca and Ticino Shambhala Centers.
He has been working as translator of Shambhala liturgies, practices and texts into Italian for many years. He attended several interreligious meetings in Rome representing the Shambhala lineage. In the last years he has been teaching Shambhala Training to teachers in the secondary schools of Cantone Ticino, in South Switzeland.
He is married and has a 17-year-old daughter. After finishing his studies in classical archaeology in Fribourg in 1989, in 1990 he began to teach history, geography and Italian in the secondary school in Ticino. For 10 years, between 2006 and 2016 he has been involved in the formation of new history teachers. He now is active as expert and consultant in history didactic in the public school of Cantone Ticino. He is co-author of a two volume book on Swiss history for the secondary school.