Acharya Richard John
An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed an
acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He completed the first
three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and has taught
Shambhala Buddhist programs internationally. For twenty years he has
concentrated on leading Mahamudra Retreats in Nova Scotia and at Casa Werma
in Mexico—this will be his first at Shambhala Mountain Center. Richard and
his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Canada.