• Jane Arthur

    Jane Arthur

    Jane’s involvement with Shambhala began in 1997. She lived at Karmê Chöling from 1997-2000 where she held several positions including Program Sphere Manager. At the request of the Sakyong, she became […]

  • Walker Blaine

    Walker Blaine

    Walker Blaine has studied and practiced in the Shambhala tradition for 35 years. For the last ten years, his primary focus has been the support of vajrayana aspects of the […]

  • Daniele Bollini

    Daniele Bollini

    Daniele Bollini was born in 1965 in Switzerland and discovered the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1981. He was Director of the Ticino Shambhala Center from 1990 until 2005, […]

  • Marianne Bots

    Marianne Bots

    Acharya Marianne Bots resides in the Netherlands where she joined the Shambhala community in 1977. She is a psychologist and psychotherapist who has worked more than 30 years in a […]

  • Alice Buehler

    Alice Buehler

    Alice Buehler is a mother of two children and a practitioner of meditation since 1997, and a member of the Shambhala community since 2002. When her first child was born, […]

  • Christie Cashman

    Christie Cashman

    Christie first encountered the dharma as a young girl. During a long stay in Japan, she made daily visits to Buddhist and Shinto temples and began to feel a deep […]

  • Orhun Cercel

    Orhun Cercel

    Orhun Cercel lives in London. The son of a diplomat and of primarily Turkish heritage, Orhun was raised in Taiwan, Turkey, Italy, Argentina, and England. He received a BA in […]

  • Peter Conradi

    Peter Conradi

    Peter first encountered the Dharma while Visiting Professor at Colorado University Boulder in 1978-80. He had the good fortune to help serve Trungpa Rinpoche on his last public teaching in […]

  • Han De Wit

    Han De Wit

    Han De Wit is a well-known Buddhist teacher from the Netherlands. He studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s and 1980 in the United States. He established the first […]

  • Mark Duggan

    Mark Duggan

    Shastri Mark Duggan first connected with the teachings of the Dorje Dradul in 1981 and attended seminary with the Varja Regent in 1988. He subsequently studied with Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamso […]

  • Herb Elsky

    Herb Elsky

    Herb Elsky is an artist, for several decades specialised in abstract visual art, but in more recent years combining sight and sound into experiences of mind and space. Herbert Elsky […]


    Gérard Étienne

    Gérard Étienne, Cháng Wēn Jū Shì, is a Buddhist lay monk, connected to the Chinese tradition of the 6th Patriarch Huì Nēng and the Pure Land tradition. He has been […]

  • Catherine Eveillard

    Catherine Eveillard

    Catherine Eveillard was born and raised in Brittany, France. She lived in Quebec from 1974 to 1995; she started on the Shambhala path in Montreal in 1985. During these years […]

  • Yeshe Fuchs

    Yeshe Fuchs

    Yeshe Fuchs has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 1976 and became a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche after his father’s death. She has also served the Sakyong […]

  • Dorothea Gädeke

    Dorothea Gädeke

    Dorothea Gädeke lives in Freiburg, Germany. She works as a stage performer, radio speaker and voice therapist, voice coach and musician. She is a so-called ‘old student’ of Shambhala, and […]