What is an Acharya

I will never forget the first time I met an acharya. For the previous couple of months, I had been spending as much time as I could at the Los Angeles Shambhala Center. My new sangha friends told me that Acharya Allyn Lyon was coming for her winter visit. They were very excited to see … Continue 

How Acharya Allyn Lyon Became My Teacher

  Often, the teacher-student relationship is a strong, life-changing bond. Buddhist teachings are passed along from teacher to student. This lineage begins with the Buddha. Think of  Milarepa and his devotion to his teacher, Marpa. This blog by Chris O’Hare explores that deep connection with his teacher Acharya Allyn Lyon.   I took my first … Continue 

Sit Still & Let Nature Play: An Interview With Acharya Allyn Lyon

Shambhala member Brianna Socha interviewed Acharya Allyn Lyon for the Shambhala Mountain Center’s blog. Acharya Lyon is Los Angeles’ beloved resident  acharya. I first met Acharya Allyn Lyon last fall in Los Angeles when she was the senior teacher at a weekthun. A weekthun is an intensive week of group meditation with almost 12 hours … Continue