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 led mahamudra retreats for 25 years. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Events with Richard John

Mahamudra and Trekchö Retreat
June 7 - 16, 2024

Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out This 9-day retreat is for vajrayana practitioners who know there is no time to waste, and that recognizing the nature of mind is of the utmost importance. In his first Vajra Assembly in 1976, the Vidyadhara taught there was no practice stream higher than maha ati (dzogchen), but for it to be authentic, the tantric path of mahamudra is the best approach. In this retreat we will practice both the investigations and pointing out of essence mahamudra, and profound pith instructions from masters of trekchö, its dzogchen equivalent. This deep practice retreat for committed…