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

The Origin of Modern Mindfulness: A 4-Day Practicum of Meditation and Buddhism

Also Dr. Amelia Hall

June 25–30, 2019

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 were recognized, it was being used as a method to directly experience one’s intrinsic wakefulness and the habitual patterns […]

Scorpion Seal Assembly III

July 13–24, 2019

PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING: Registration Deadline: 8 weeks prior to start date, on May 18, 2019.  After this deadline, tuition will be increased by $125. 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 your lodging preference becomes […]

Scorpion Seal Assemblies II, III, V, VI Garchen

Also Acharya Christie Cashman, Acharya Susan Chapman and Acharya Suzann Duquette

July 13–24, 2019

From July 13 – 24, 2019 there will be a gathering of Scorpion Seal Assemblies II, III, V, and VI. 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 on the registration […]