Roland Cohen

Roland Cohen

Roland Cohen is a senior teacher in Shambhala. He has served as Resident Senior Teacher for the Shambhala Centers in New Zealand and as Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Boulder Colorado. Mr. Cohen has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1972 under the great meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continues to study under Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has taught as adjunct faculty at Naropa University and throughout the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.

Upcoming Programs by Roland Cohen


Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala

February 19–25, 2016

The Sacred Path program continues to deal with bringing the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. In particular, it is designed to nurture the student’s natural ability to experience the world as sacred and his or her aspiration to create an enlightened society. We receive the root text that gives […]


Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

February 19–21, 2016

  In this program, we learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists – the Great Eastern Sun. This retreat marks the beginning of the Sacred Path, which introduces further practices of warriorship. Prerequisite:  Shambhala Training Level V;  Rigden Weekend;  the Way of Shambhala class series. Recommended: […]


Sacred Path: Windhorse

February 20–23, 2016

  In Windhorse one receives the root text that gives the instruction for “raising Windhorse,” a practice which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. One learns through this practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling one to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Prerequisite: Great Eastern Sun The […]


Sacred Path: Drala

February 22–25, 2016

  Through exploring the depths of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Prerequisite: Windhorse. To register for the whole five day Sacred Path program, click here.