Teachers

Acharya Richard John.

An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and Mexico. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz live in Halifax.

Events with Acharya Richard John.

Chariot of Mahamudra Weekend Retreat
June 5, 2020

This weekend retreat is open to all practitioners—newer students and tantrikas—who wish to deepen their meditation practice. Mahamudra, the “great symbol,” is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely simple and direct. This retreat will be a pre-vajryana introduction. We will deepen the practices of shamatha and vipashyana meditation to look at the mind and sense perceptions, with emphasis on direct personal experience. Acharya John will give an overview talk on Friday evening and lead the program all day Saturday and Sunday with commentaries and instruction. We will maintain silence during the day, with…