Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala
Acharya Allyn Lyon
February 27–March 4, 2015
The Sacred Path program further inspires the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness in our daily lives. In particular, it nurtures our natural ability to experience the world as sacred and our aspiration to create an enlightened society. We learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists – the Great Eastern Sun. We receive the root text that gives the instruction for “Raising Windhorse,” a practice which opens the heart and refreshes our confidence. We learn to connect with drala, the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression, and engage the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world.
Participating in this week-long Sacred Path program allows students to deepen their experience of the Shambhala teachings in a retreat environment. Come for the entire week, or register for an individual level.
Prerequisite: Completion of Shambhala Training Level V, Rigden Weekend, and the Way of Shambhala class series.
The tuition for this program includes a $60 materials fee.
Great Eastern Sun
February 27-28, 2015
In this program, we learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists – the Great Eastern Sun. This retreat marks the beginning of the Sacred Path, which introduces further practices of warriorship.
Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level V; Rigden Weekend; the Way of Shambhala class series.
Recommended: Basic Goodness class series.
February 28- March 2, 2015
In Windhorse one receives the root text that gives the instruction for “raising Windhorse,” a practice which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. One learns through this practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling one to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur.
Prerequisite: Great Eastern Sun
The tuition for Windhorse includes a $60 materials fee.
March 2- 4, 2014
Through exploring the depths of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression.
Please note: Subsidized Rate & Financial Aid cannot be combined. If you select the Subsidized Rate and apply for Financial Aid, we will be unable to consider your financial aid application.
Acharya Allyn Lyon is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She has served as director of Shambhala Mountain Center and has taught at Vajradhatu Seminary. Allyn has traveled and taught extensively in Europe, the U.S. and Mexico, as well as at Naropa University. She currently serves as resident Acharya at Shambhala Mountain Center and in Los Angeles, California. Allyn is known for the clarity and directness of her teaching and for her irreverent sense of humor.
Financial aid is available for this program.