Acharya Christie Cashman

Acharya Christie Cashman first studied the dharma with Suzuki Roshi at age 18, while attending at Cal Berkeley. Then, in 1971 she entered the Shambhala Buddhist path, dedicating herself to intensive study and meditation retreats while teaching a range of courses from meditation intensives at Naropa University to Vajrayana sadhana classes. She was employed within the Shambhala administration for 17 years while working closely with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on curriculum design and implementation. From 1999 to 2003 she served as International Executive Director of Shambhala Training. Today she is a chaperone to the Sakyong’s central text on Vajrayana practice of visualization, which enriches and eases the journey of students walking the sacred path of pure appearance. As a Werma Acharya, Christie assists the Sakyong in teaching Scorpion Seal Assemblies. Christie and her husband live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Christie Cashman

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Patron

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Daniel Hessey, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Andrea Doukas

October 5–13, 2017

Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and study together. We will also gather as a whole sangha to receive teachings on the view of Vajrayana and […]

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Standard

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Daniel Hessey, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Andrea Doukas

October 5–13, 2017

Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and study together. We will also gather as a whole sangha to receive teachings on the view of Vajrayana and […]

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Subsidized

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Daniel Hessey, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Andrea Doukas

October 5–13, 2017

Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and study together. We will also gather as a whole sangha to receive teachings on the view of Vajrayana and […]

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Daniel Hessey, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Andrea Doukas

October 5–13, 2017

Join us for an enriching Shambhala Vajrayana community gathering! Through the collective engagement of practice and study, food, conversation, and celebration, our community will deepen, strengthen and gain confidence in being a part of the family of Mukpo together. Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long opportunity for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all […]