Acharya Holly Gayley

Acharya Holly Gayley is Associate Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on Buddhist literature in contemporary Tibet with special attention to gender and ethics. She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (Columbia University Press, 2016) and co-editor of A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rimé Masters of Tibet (Wisdom Publications, 2017). As a senior teacher (acharya) in the Shambhala tradition, Holly regularly leads meditation workshops and retreats.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Holly Gayley

Embodied Power and Play: Reclaiming the Feminine

Also Geo Logeretta, Kriste Peoples and Hannah Kinderlehrer

June 6–11, 2019

Join our inclusive circle to nourish your being and unleash your strength, voice, and creativity. The space that we as women occupy in society is shifting. Our contributions to all aspects of life are shaping the future, yet we face ongoing challenges as individuals and as a collective. Co-creating a safe and collaborative environment in […]

Summer Seminar I: Discovering the Path of Liberation

Also Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Loden Nyima

June 7–July 6, 2019

The single focus of the Buddha’s teachings was showing humanity the path to ending suffering and reconnecting with our natural state of freedom. The profundity and sophistication with which the Buddha expressed a path of liberation has given his teachings a timeless relevance, making them as practical today as ever. Over the course of this […]