Acharya Offerings to the Shambhala Sangha

Dharma Dialogues

Join us for a series of online forums on dharma topics for practice and study during challenging times. These are intended as dialogues and will be co-facilitated by acharyas, shastris, inclusivity warriors, and community members representing diverse viewpoints and skills. Offered free of charge. Donations are appreciated.

Register or Join. In order to create the best environment for discussion, some sessions are restricted in size and/or by practice level. Please register in advance for these sessions to reserve your seat and get the link. For sessions that are open, there is no need to register. Just click on the link provided in the session description below. Questions? Contact or

Live Sessions

Asking for the Earth — Practicing in Times of Upheaval

Acharyas Christie Cashman & Charlene Leung   
Open to the Scorpion Seal Year 1 Assembly participants who attended the KCL June 2018 Assembly. Each session is limited to 20 participants. Your registration will secure your seat. Please register for one date only.
Saturday, August 18, Noon Eastern •  Register here
Sunday, August 19, Noon Eastern •  Register here


Exploring the Relationship between the Student, the Teachings and the Teacher

Acharya Susan Skjei and Acharya Fleet Maull    
Wednesday, August 22 • 6pm Eastern
Open to people with all levels of practice

Finding One’s Heart in Hard Times

Acharya Moh Hardin and Mary Sehlinger  
Sunday, August 26 • Noon Eastern

Open to all  •  Join here
In these times of confusion and unknowing, how can we trust the wisdom of our own heart? This session will consist of a short practice, dharma presentation and contemplation, followed by open discussion.

Women in Buddhism

Acharya Holly Gayley     
Thursdays, August 30, Sept 27, Nov 1, & Dec 6 at 7pm Eastern  •  Open to all  •  Join here
This series on the stories of Women in Buddhism will explore issues of patriarchy, agency, and resilience.

Samaya, Terma and Lineage

Acharya Melissa Moore     
Sat. August 25, Noon Eastern / 1pm Atlantic  •  Open to the Sakyong’s vajrayana students  •  Join here
Explore one’s practice engagement and connection to primordial mind. The session will encourage authentic exploration of being samaya-bound to the Sakyong and the terma.

Working with Emotions as a Path

with Acharyas Susan Chapman and Fleet Maull   
August 30  •  7pm Eastern  •  Join here
Open to those who have taken the Bodhisattva or Enlightened Society vow


Lineage and Warriorship

With Acharyas Charlene Leung and Gaylon Ferguson   
Wednesday, September 19 • 7pm Eastern
Open to all • Limited to 20 participants
Register here

Contemplating Lineage & Devotion for Vajrayana People of Color

Acharyas Charlene Leung and Gaylon Ferguson   
Wednesday, September 26 • 7pm Eastern
Open to Vajrayana people of color

Join here



Teacher-Student Relations in the Three Yanas

Acharya Han de Wit  

All Thursdays in September; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 • 2pm Eastern

Open to all  •  Join here



Navigating Uncertainty:  The Four Reliances

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown     
From the time of the Buddha, there has been heart advice about how to work with issues of trust of the teacher and teachings. This talk draws on the tradition of the Four Reliances, from the foundations of Buddhism to the teachings of Mipham the Great (1846-1912), about how to discern what is reliable in one’s practice and path.