Acharya Richard John

An early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Acharya John was appointed as Acharya
by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and now teaches Shambhala Buddhist programs
throughout North America. Having completed the first Three-Year Retreat at Gampo
Abbey, Acharya John has led annual Mahamudra retreats at Shambhala land centers for
twenty years.


Upcoming Programs by Acharya Richard John

9-Day Mahamudra Retreat

February 14–23, 2020

This retreat is restricted to tantrikas who attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, or who have received pointing out instruction from a Rinpoche in the Kagyu or Nyingma Lineages. Tuition has been set to $0 and lodging prices for this retreat have been reduced by between 20% and 40%, depending on lodging type, to […]