Alfonso Taboada

Alfonso Taboada

Departamento de Gestión Empresarial y Estrategia


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  • Instructor in Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Licenciado in Mathematics, M.S. in Pure Mathematics, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain.
  • English Proficiency Certificate. American Language Institute, San Francisco State University.
  • Electronic Resources for Translators and Technology Applied to Translation Certificate. Colegio Oficial de Doctores y Licenciados (Madrid).
  • Acharya of Shambhala appointment. Shambhala International, Halifax (Nova Scotia).
  • Trained in Contemplative Psychology through Karuna Training, Köln (Germany)

 Areas of Interest and Research

  • Pedagogy of mathematics
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Contemplative psychology
  • Translation of books for self-development and bettering society

Short biography 

Professor Taboada was born in Madrid, after finishing his Math degree in this city, he lived in the United States where he learnt English and joined Shambhala ( Back in Spain, in 1989, he entered The College for International Studies and a few years later Suffolk University Madrid Campus as Math Professor, founded the first Shambhala meditation center in Spain, and started translation work. Presently he continues teaching Math, as well as meditation related workshops as Acharya (, translating and studying and practicing contemplative psychology.

Published Translations

  • “No Time to Lose, a Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva” by Pema Chödrön. No hay tiempo que perder. Sabiduría ancestral para los tiempos que corren. Editorial Rigden , Madrid, 2012, ISNB: 9788493612115.
  • “Great Eastern Sun. The Wisdom of Shambhala” by Chögyam Trungpa. El Sol del Gran Este. La sabiduría de Shambhala. Editorial Kairós, Barcelona, 2012, ISBN: 9788472455283
  • “Ruling your World, Ancient Strategies for Modern Times” by Sakyong Mipham. Gobierna tu vida. Estrategias ancestrales para la vida moderna. Editorial Oniro, Barcelona, 2007, ISBN: 9788497542609.
  • “Start Where You Are. A Guide to Compassionate Living” by Pema Chödrön. Empieza donde estás, guía para vivir con compasión. Editorial Imagina, San Sebastián, 2005, ISBN: 9788493418724.
  • “Buddha in the Palm of your Hand” by Ösel Tendzin. Buda en la palma de la mano. Editorial Imagina, San Sebastián, 2004, ISBN: 9788493418731.
  • “Turning the Mind into an Ally” by Sakyong Mipham. Convertir la mente en nuestra aliada. Editorial Descleé, Bilbao, 2003, ISBN: 9788433018069.

Revised Spanish translations of:

  • “Running with the Mind of Meditation” by Sakyong Mipham. Correr y meditar. La Llave Ediciones, 2015.
  • “The Sanity We Are Born With” by Chögyam Trungpa. Nuestra salud innata. Editorial Kairós, Barcelona, 2007, ISBN: 9788472456396.
  • “The Essential Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa”by Chögyam Trungpa. Las enseñanzas esenciales de Chögyam Trungpa. La Llave Ediciones, Barcelona, 2004, ISBN: 978-8495496300.
  • “Dharma Art” by Chögyam Trungpa. Dharma, arte y percepción visual. Editorial MTM, Barcelona, 2001, ISBN: 9788495590022.
  • “The Path is the Goal” by Chögyam Trungpa. El camino es la meta. Ediciones Oniro, Barcelona, 1998, ISBN: 9788489920354.
  • “The Myth of Freedom” by Chögyam Trungpa. El mito de la libertad. Editorial Kairós, Barcelona, 1998, ISBN: 9788472453494.
  • “Training the Mind” by Chögyam Trungpa. El entrenamiento mental. Editorial Troquel, Buenos Aires, 1997, ISBN: 9789501603521.
  • “Crazy Wisdom” by Chögyam Trungpa. Loca sabiduría. Editorial Kairós, Barcelona, 1995, ISBN: 9788472452718.