Acharya Allyn Lyon

Acharya Allyn Lyon

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.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Allyn Lyon


Shambhala Guide Training

October 24–27, 2014

Please join us at Shambhala Mountain Center for Shambhala Guide Training.  Shambhala Guides are trained to give initial meditation instruction, as well as be a resource, friend, and host to newcomers within the context of a Shambhala Center. Guides offer information on our Shambhala and Buddhist lineages, programs, practice paths, shrines, Shambhala forms, chants, ceremonies, [...]


Sacred Path: 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 [...]


Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala

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 [...]


Sacred Path: Windhorse

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 [...]


Sacred Path: Drala

March 2–4, 2015

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. Prerequisite: Windhorse. Please note: Subsidized Rate & Financial Aid cannot be combined. If you select the Subsidized Rate and apply for Financial [...]