Sacred Path: Meek, Perky, Outrageous and Inscrutable

Acharya Allyn Lyon

April 11–17, 2014

Tuition $475 + 6 nights
Acharya Allyn Lyon

Acharya Allyn Lyon

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.


April 11-13

Register here for Meek only: $175 + 2 nights.

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.


April 13-15

Register here for Perky only: $150 + 2 nights.

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:

April 15-17

Register here for Outrageous and Inscrutable only: $150 + 2 nights.

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

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.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.