Susan Chapman

Susan Chapman

Acharya Susan Chapman
 has been a student of Shambhala since 1974. She has an MA in Buddhist and Western Psychology from Naropa University, worked with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, and is a licensed Marital and Family Therapist. She has one grown child. With her husband Jerry she founded the Juneau Shambhala Center and later completed Gampo Abbey’s three year retreat, where she went on to serve as druppon “retreat leader” for six more years.

After moving back to Vancouver, Susan started a business which offers workshops and training in mindful communication, and is on the faculty of Karuna Training, teaching twice yearly in Europe. She was empowered as a Shastri in 2010. In April she published her book, The five Keys to Mindful COmmunication. The Sakyong gave her the acharya name Jinlap Wangmo “Blessing Lady.”

Teaching Topics
Vajrayana programs
Shambhala Vows



The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

Acharya Susan Chapman's schedule:

2018-11-02, Vancouver, Way of the Bodhisattva Warrior: Shambhala Mahayana Retreat Weekend (Open to All)
2018-11-02, Vancouver, (with: Acharya Susan Chapman, Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock, Shastri Mariel Gomez, Shastri John Fox ) Way of the Bodhisattva Warrior: A Year of Deep Study and Practice of the Shambhala Mahayana
2018-11-05, Edmonton, (with: Acharya Susan Chapman, Shastri David Kahane, ) Practice and community in times of turmoil: online gathering for Shambhala community on the Canadian prairies
2018-11-12, Victoria, Mahamudra Retreat
2018-12-01, Durham, Sadhana of Kindness Lung
2018-12-02, Edmonton, (with: Shastri David Kahane, Acharya Susan Chapman, ) Bodhisattva Dragon Retreat
2018-12-26, Vancouver, Scorpion Seal Assembly Winter Retreat: A Gathering of Heart Warriors