Acharya Richard John will be visiting the Minneapolis Shambhala Center for ten days in May. Acharya John's talks have become Minneapolis favorites, thanks to his breadth of knowledge and down-to-earth style. He has many years' experience teaching in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions, both in the U.S. and overseas.
The following programs will be offered during Acharya Richard John's ten-day visit:
The Shambhala Path: Fearless Heart May 7 - 9
Community Talk, The Third Jewel: being a Sangha Member Monday May 10th
Emptiness and Clarity May 14 - 16
A community fundraising party with champagne and desserts will held to celebrate the visit on May 13. Acharya John will also offer Refuge and Boddhisattva Vows. Interested practitioners can see visit coordinators Howard Austin and Candlin Dobbs for more details.
These programs are open to anyone with meditation instruction. Both new and more seasoned practitioners have benefited from his programs.
More about Acharya John
Acharya is a Sanskrit word that means "teacher." It refers to individuals that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has empowered to represent him and the Kagyu, Nyingma, and Shambhala lineages he holds. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche chose these individuals because of their knowledge, wisdom, and commitment to the confluence of teachings found in Shambhala.
Acharaya John’s teaching has for many years focused on the union of the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. He has directed all levels of Shambhala Training, several Warrior Assemblies, Sutrayana Seminary, and weekend programs at centers in North and South America, Europe and New Zealand.
He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia. This will be his fifth visit to Minneapolis.