Acharya Emily Bower

Acharya Emily Bower began practicing with the Shambhala community 30 years ago. The Sakyong invited her to become an acharya in 2004. She leads retreats and weekend programs, with particular interests in dathun and weekthun;  contemplating kindness; and  practicing sanity in challenging situations.

She works as a book editor specializing in Buddhism, psychology, and yoga. She is a project manager and editor for the 84000 Project, a non-profit focused on translating the words of the Buddha into English. She is a staff reviewer and curator at Dharma Spring, the online Buddhist bookstore. 

She has a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Brown University and studied writing and editing at UC Berkeley. She is married to the translator, screenwriter, and artist Peter Alan Roberts.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Emily Bower

Enlightened Society Assembly

Also Acharya Mitchell Levy

October 19–29, 2017

The Enlightened Society Assembly is a gathering of Shambhala warriors to contemplate, practice and manifest the principles of basic goodness in order to create a good human society.  Students will deepen their commitment and intention to manifest basic goodness by taking the Enlightened Society Vow.  We will practice the Shambhala Sadhana to support the journey […]

Enlightened Society Assembly

October 19–29, 2017

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 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 September 19, 2017, 1 month prior to your arrival date. Cancellation Policy: This cancellation policy for Enlightened Society Assembly […]