Emily Bower

Acharya Emily Bower

Acharya Emily Bower
started practicing in the Shambhala community in 1987, in Berkeley, CA. She began studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche when he came to teach in Berkeley in 1991. She served as his editor for various projects, including his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally. She has studied kyudo with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei and is a lifelong member of the Dorje Kasung. In 1991, she joined the staff of Karme Chöling, where she lived for three years, working on publicity and marketing. She has been a professional editor since 1987 and has most recently worked full-time as an acquiring editor for Shambhala Publications in Boston. Now, in addition to traveling and teaching in the Shambhala mandala, she continues to work as a book editor and publishing consultant. She has recently moved to Los Angeles.

Areas of particular interest: end-of-life care and resources; relating with grief and loss; raising awareness around aging; care and conduct; meditation instructor and teacher training; West Coast regional resource acharya in the area of Practice Forms.

Committees: member, the Working Group on Aging in Shambhala; chair, subcommittee group gathering wisdom for end-of-life care in Shambhala; acharya, Care and Conduct Committee.

Teaching Schedule

June 6 -8 Los Angeles Shambhala Training Level V
Aug 16 - 31 Karme Choling Enlightened Society Assembly w/ Acharya Michael Greenleaf
Sep Adelaide, Australia tentative
Oct 10 - 21 Shambhala Mountain Center Scorpion Seal Assembly II


Past Topics
Refuge Vows & Bodhisattva Vows

Teachers Academy

Shambhala Training Levels
Way of Shambhala classes
Ngondro Retreat