Acharya Richard John

Acharya Richard John’s teachings focus on the union of Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. He has directed all levels of Shambhala Training, several Warrior Assemblies, Sutrayana Seminary and weekend programs at Shambhala Centers worldwide. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia. With a background in organizational development, Acharya John is also accustomed to working with local leadership groups. He retired as director of the Halifax Shambhala Centre in 2008 and now teaches full-time and represents the acharyas on the Sakyong’s Council.