Acharya Richard John

A longtime student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya John has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs throughout North America. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey–where he first encountered these teachings–and leads mahamudra retreats at Dorje Denma Ling, Karme Chöling, SMC and Casa Werma. Richard and his wife Liz live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Upcoming Programs by Acharya Richard John

Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out: The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsögyal – SAVE THE DATE

July 2–9, 2021

The purpose of this retreat is to strengthen the recognition and direct experience of the guru’s vajrayana transmission. The practice framework will be based on a pith teaching called “Realization of the Ground,” which Yeshe Tsögyal received from Vajrayogini in a dream/ This terma disappeared for a thousand years, then reappeared in the 19th century. […]