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
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
Whether you are seeking to establish your Ngöndro practice or are an experienced practitioner, join us for this intensive program. By practicing in a group context, we increase both our personal and group windhorse, while giving power and potency to the vision of Shambhala. We also foster a sense of camaraderie and celebration during our [...]
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Meditate for a week or the full month of Dathun. Our program will include individual meditation instruction, guided meditations to deepen our shamatha practice, and contemplative meditation to develop insight and open our hearts to compassion. Composed of four weekly segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend anywhere from one week up [...]
Also Acharya Jenny Warwick
“Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we see that they are innate, and we learn to bring them into our experience.” — Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche Dathun, [...]