Teachers

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 Richard John

Ten-Day Mahamudra Retreat
March 3, 2022

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 classic text by the Karmapa IX, “Pointing Out the Dharmakaya.” This retreat will align the traditional investigation and pointing out instructions of mahamudra and trekcho. 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 tantric practices, it is also extremely simple and direct, focused…