Richard John

An early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard served as acharya for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for 20 years. He completed the traditional Buddhist three-year retreat at Gampo Abbey, and has directed six Warrior Assemblies. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Events with Richard John

Mahamudra Werma Retreat
July 14 - 21, 2023

Please join us at Dorje Denma Ling for a special opportunity to enjoy Werma practice together. Now that travel and gatherings are possible, this could be a powerful way for vajrayana students to reconnect with Shambhala culture. Although many are familiar with the Werma Sadhana as an expression of lungta and enlightened society, in essence it is also a manifestation of the subtle wisdom of mahamudra and dzogchen. We will explore this wisdom in depth with guidance from great lineage masters. The retreat will comprise morning and afternoon practice sessions, talks and commentary, and time for discussion. Topics will include:…