Richard John

An early student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard served as acharya for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for 20 years. He completed the traditional Buddhist Three-year Retreat at Gampo Abbey, and has taught meditation programs and retreats for many years in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Upcoming Programs by Richard John

Annual 9-Day Mahamudra Retreat

February 3–12, 2023

In this deep meditation retreat, we will practice the classic liturgy by the Ninth Karmapa, Pointing Out the Dharmakaya. Our practice will be augmented by pith mahamudra and trekcho instructions of other great masters, including Khenpo Gangshar, Chögyam Trungpa, Tashi Namgyal, Yeshe Tsögyal, and “the Carefree Vagrant.” This retreat will be on-site only (no online […]