Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is professor of religious studies at Naropa University, and Dean of the Shambhala Teachers’ Academy.  She has been an acharya, senior dharma teacher, since 2000, and is author of Dakini’s Warm Breath:  The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation in the Classroom.  She and Richard have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown


Wisdom Rising: An exploration of the divine feminine in Buddhism

Also Lama Tsultrim Allione, Venerable Dr. Pannavati, Acharya Susan Skjei and Others

September 25–29, 2015

The first of an annual Buddhist women’s conference exploring a feminine approach to the Dharma though different themes. This year we will explore Leadership and the Feminine with prominent and emerging female teachers, scholars, and practitioners from different Buddhist traditions.  Participants will be offered a variety of teachings and workshops engaging with topics such as encountering the […]