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Acharya Richard John

An early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Acharya Richard John was appointed an acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years he has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico and Chile. Having completed the first Three-Year Retreat at Gampo Abbey, he now leads annual  mahamudra retreats at Dorje Denma Ling in Nova Scotia and Casa Werma in Mexico.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Richard John

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9-Day Ashe Mahamudra Retreat

January 27–February 5, 2017

Restricted to Shambhala tantrikas, who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly. Scorpion Seal practitioners will have the opportunity to do those practices in separate sessions. The Sakyong has written a beautiful practice text that brings together the Shambhala Dzokchen path of Ashe and the four dignities with the Mahamudra vipashyana investigations into the […]