Teachers

Acharya Richard John

An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed an acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years he has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in North America, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Chile. After careers as a designer and a management consultant, he served as director of the Halifax Shambhala Centre. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Events with Acharya Richard John

10-Day Ashe Mahamudra Retreat
February 28, 2019

Restricted to Shambhala tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly. This annual Mahamudra Retreat at Casa Werma will be structured according to the Ashe Mahamudra, a profound practice by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This retreat will align the traditional investigation and pointing out instructions of mahamudra and trekcho with the wisdom of Ashe and the path of the Four Dignities. The lung for this practice will be given at the beginning of the retreat. Mahamudra, the “great seal,” is among the most profound streams of teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism. Revered as a powerful support for all other…