Sacred Path: Meek, Perky, Outrageous and Inscrutable
Acharya Allyn Lyon
April 11–17, 2014
In this six-day intensive, The Four Dignities are introduced as a path and a process by which we can extend our meditation training and warriorship. They describe a warrior’s maturing and his or her widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Training in the dignities allows one to maintain awareness and delight at each stage.
This program is offered as one continuous retreat, but each part can be taken separately. Each part is a prerequisite for the next one. The prerequisite for the Meek level is the Drala Sacred Path level.
The tuition for the entire week includes a $25 materials fee for the Meek level.
Meek is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior’s journey. Here one trains in overcoming arrogance, the primary obstacle to learning.
The tuition for Meek includes a $25 materials fee.
The second of the Four Dignities focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the trap of doubt, the warrior of perky is able to accomplish his or her activities with a sense of nobility and ease.
Outrageous and Inscrutable:
These fruitional dignities refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to create benefit for others on a large scale.
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 in both Tepotzlan, Mexico and 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.