Acharya Emily Bower

Acharya Emily Bower

Acharya Emily Bower has been practicing in the Shambhala community since 1987, and began studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 1991. She has served as his editor for various projects, including his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally. She studied kyudo with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei and is a lifelong member of the Dorje Kasung. She lived on staff at Karme Chöling for three years. She now serves as the regional acharya for New Zealand and Australia.

She has been a professional editor since 1987 and most recently worked full-time as an acquiring editor for Shambhala Publications in Boston. Now, in addition to teaching in the Shambhala mandala, she continues to work as a book editor and publishing consultant. She lives in Los Angeles and is married to Dr. Peter Alan Roberts. She enjoys leading weeklong and two-week-long sitting retreats.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Emily Bower

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Two-Week Spring Meditation Retreat

March 13–29, 2015

If you are interested in deepening your meditation practice and experiencing a traditional meditation retreat, this two-week sitting-meditation retreat is for you. The retreat will focus on developing a deep understanding of shi-ne, peaceful-abiding meditation. Participants will be introduced to Shambhala Meditation, and the faculty will offer guided meditation and contemplative practices for rousing compassion […]

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Spring Weekthun 1

March 13–21, 2015

Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the Two-Week Spring Shambhala Meditation Retreat, there are two successive Weekthuns which can be taken individually or in combination. Each day will begin with opening practice at 7:00 am and end at 9:00 pm. Included […]

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Spring Weekthun 2

March 21–29, 2015

Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the Two-Week Spring Shambhala Meditation Retreat, there are two successive Weekthuns which can be taken individually or in combination. Each day will begin with opening practice at 7:00 am and end at 9:00 pm. Included […]

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Shambhala Dzogchen Retreat

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March 21–29, 2015

This week-long retreat is for Shambhala-community practitioners of Ngöndro, Werma, and Scorpion Seal practices. “The purpose of transmission is to show us that in the very mind we are experiencing right now, we are perfect and enlightened buddhas. . . . When we are feeling devoted, we are not one bit more buddha—’awake’—than when we […]