Mathias Pongracz

In 2005, Mathias Pongracz was appointed Acharya, or senior teacher, by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. 2006 - 2011 he was the Acharya-in-residence at Dechen Chöling.

He has studied and practiced under Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for more than 25 years. He also studied closely with Kobun Chino Roshi from 1992 until his paranirvana in 2002.

Mathias is also a qualified and experienced teacher for "Mindfulness based stress reduction" (MBSR).

Today Mathias Pongracz lives in Vienna and teaches around Europe courses about meditation, MBSR and Shambhala Buddhism. He was a television reporter for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. He is also the former director of Shambhala Training in the Shambhala centre of Vienna.

News

9 September 2016

SEPTEMBER 16th & 17th in Barcelona,
Sakyong Mipham will give a public talk at Petit Palau in Palau de la Música Catalana about The Shambhala Principle, his most recent book published in Spanish. It will be an event in which he will share the legacy that he inherited from his father, Ch...

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18 August 2016

Come live, practice and work as part of the core residential staff at Dechen Chöling, Shambhala's European center! We are currently looking for a Head of Personnel:
http://www.dechencholing.org/job-openings-core-staff...

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20 July 2016

Dathün is a four-week meditation intensive which will take place in March 2017. Open to everyone, it is all about taking the time to really unwinding settle into the ground of meditation, finding room for what is...

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28 June 2016

 If you're coming to Dechen Chöling or planning a visit, please have a look at our Visitor's Guide : there are many options for visiting!
 
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7 June 2016

Would you like to experiment with community life this Summer at our international meditation center? If yes, then our immersion program Meditation in action is for you! You're welcome to visit, help, share, meditate.
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