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All of the app’s contemplations are written by senior teachers in the Shambhala tradition, who also teach in person at Shambhala centres and other venues all over the world. Click on their names to see more bio information as well as their upcoming teaching schedule.


Sayong in LA Sakyong Mipham

The Sakyong, literally translated as “earth protector,” is a dharma king and lineage holder of the Shambhala lineage, guiding thousands of students around the world in the path of meditation.

The Sakyong’s teachings show us how to use everyday life as a means to ripen this spiritual potential. We practice turning the mind toward others as a discipline that creates confidence and compassion – the ability to attain success that occurs from acting virtuously. Read more at www.sakyong.com.

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Noel-McLellanNoel McLellan

Noel McLellan is an acharya, or “senior teacher,” in the Shambhala lineage, a mentor for the Ziji Collective,  a middle and high-school teacher at the Shambhala School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the father of two small, ferocious beings.  His work, rest and play are dedicated to creating good human society. Read more of his work here.

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Emily-BowerEmily Bower

Acharya Emily Bower started practicing in the Shambhala community in 1987, in Berkeley, California. She has been a professional editor for twenty-five years. In addition to traveling and teaching in the Shambhala community, she works as a book editor and publishing consultant in Los Angeles.

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President Reoch-001Richard Reoch

Richard Reoch served as the President of Shambhala from 2002 to 2015. He has worked with Amnesty International, The Rainforest Foundation, and human rights and peace organizations in Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka. He is now a global advocate of cross-cultural and inter-faith understanding. Read more about him here.

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