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

Heart of Buddhist Meditation: Origins of Modern Mindfulness

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January 9–14, 2018

Please Note: If you are a Naropa Student taking this course for credit, please register here: Naropa REL613 Registration. The impressive health benefits of mindfulness meditation have led to its implementation in significant secular settings; from education, medicine, non-profits, business, the government and even to the military. But long before the healthy effects of meditation […]

Buddhist Meditation: Calm Abiding, Insight, and Kindness • REL613

Also Amelia Hall

January 9–14, 2018

If you are NOT a Naropa Student taking this course for credit, please register here: Heart of Buddhist Meditation: Origins of Modern Mindfulness Please Note: “Tuition” listed is actually a Materials and Administrative Fee. To attend this program for college credit (1.5 Credits Graduate), you must also register with Naropa University through mynaropa. The impressive health benefits […]