Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978.  As Buddhist practitioner since the early 1970’s, she became a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, and was empowered as an acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2000. Her teaching specialties are meditation practice, Shambhala teachings, Buddhist philosophy, tantric Buddhism, and contemplative higher education.  Her book, Dakini’s Warm Breath (Shambhala 2001), explores the feminine principle as it reveals itself in meditation practice and everyday life for women and men.  She has also edited Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (SUNY 2011). She had her husband, Richard, have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 15–26, 2018

PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: May 20, 2018, 8 weeks prior to start date. Tuition has increased by $125 to $1,010. Housing: If your preferred lodging type is not available please register for an available option and then indicate your lodging preference under “Room Waitlist.”  if it becomes available we will upgrade you. […]

Scorpion Seal Assemblies III, IV, V, VII Garchen

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Michael Greenleaf and Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

July 15–26, 2018

From July 15 – 26, 2018 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will preside over a gathering of Scorpion Seal Assemblies III, IV, V, and VII. This will create a potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal path. Completing all required practice sessions is a prerequisite for attending the next Scorpion Seal Assembly retreat. Please indicate […]