Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is Core Faculty at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He received a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Stanford where he was a Fulbright Fellow to Nigeria. He is the author of two books: Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening (2016), and Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. He has led group retreats in mindfulness-awareness meditation for 40 years. He is an acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. His essay “Buddhism and The Politics of Race” appeared in the collection Mindful Politics. His article “Making Friends with Ourselves,” from Dharma, Color, and Culture was selected for inclusion in the series The Best Buddhist Writing.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Natural Wakefulness: A Summer Half-Dathün, a 2 Week Meditation Retreat

August 9–23, 2020

Deepen your connection to your practice and open your heart. Intensive practice provides a profoundly fresh view of our life—so precious in this increasingly hectic world. Designed for both newcomers and experienced students, this week-long retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, private interviews with a meditation instructor, and contemplative study of the four foundations […]

Natural Wakefulness: A Summer Weekthün, a Week-Long Meditation Retreat (Week 1)

August 9–16, 2020

Deepen your connection to your practice and open your heart. Intensive practice provides a profoundly fresh view of our life—so precious in this increasingly hectic world. Designed for both newcomers and experienced students, this week-long retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, private interviews with a meditation instructor, and contemplative study of the four foundations […]

Natural Wakefulness: A Summer Weekthün, a Week-Long Meditation Retreat (Week 2)

August 16–23, 2020

Deepen your connection to your practice and open your heart. Intensive practice provides a profoundly fresh view of our life—so precious in this increasingly hectic world. Designed for both newcomers and experienced students, this week-long retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, private interviews with a meditation instructor, and contemplative study of the four foundations […]