Acharya Adam Lobel

Acharya Adam Lobel

Acharya Adam Lobel was drawn to the path of meditation when he was 16 years old, in response to the social and ecological injustices he saw.  He soon encountered the writings and vision of Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  Inspired by the path of warriorship and the vision of enlightened society, he pursued meditation retreats and training in the Shambhala Buddhist path.  Adam connected with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, head of the Shambhala lineage, while on retreat in Parphing, Nepal in 1997. He was co-editor of the Sakyong’s book Turning the Mind into an Ally.  Adam was named an Acharya in 2004 and completed a Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. In 2008, the Sakyong named Acharya Lobel the Kalapa Acharya. The Kalapa Acharya presides over the Pillar of Practice and Education within Shambhala. Acharya Lobel is particularly responsible for curriculum and path development as well as training Shambhala teachers. Adam is involved with various social and ecological transformation initiatives both within and beyond Shambhala. Adam is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons.

 

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Adam Lobel

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sacred World Assembly

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Christie Cashman

July 4–26, 2016

Please read these important details before registering: Participation: Participation in the entire Assembly is required Payment: A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is due upon registration. The full remaining balance is due on June 4, 2016, 30 days prior to your arrival date. Shambhala Benefits: Please note that the following are current […]

sakyong-mipham-retreat

Sacred World Assembly

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Christie Cashman

July 4–26, 2016

  Having been introduced to one’s own basic goodness, the basic goodness of all beings and society itself, and having been introduced to the great mahayana path, the warrior is now invited into the full magic of the sacred world. This advanced program, Sacred World Assembly (formerly Vajrayana Seminary) is designed to deepen students’ practice […]