Who We Are

The Miami Shambhala Meditation Group is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our group reflects the diversity of South Florida, including dedicated senior students and enthusiastic newcomers.

Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.


Rachel FaroRACHEL FARO is the founder and primary teacher and meditation instructor for the Miami Shambhala Meditation Group.  A close student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, she has been studying, practicing and teaching within the Shambhala lineage since 1972.  She is also a well-known singer-songwriter, record producer and president of Ashe Records, a world music record label.


Ysee Gaudel-EiselYSEE GAUDEL-EISEL is the Miami representative for the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum.  Originally from Nantes, France, Ysee is a well-known Reiki master who works with cancer patients. She is also a food and wine expert and is currently a team manager at Whole Foods.  Ysee has been practicing within the Shambhala lineage since early 2012.