Community Articles - 2015-11-25 - 1 comment
A letter from Acharya Emily Bower and Cynthia Mackay Dear Sangha Friends, Acharya Allyn Lyon passed away just before midnight (Mountain Time) on ... continue
On the morning of November 14th, Khenchen Michael Taney, Rusung of Vermont’s St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center and long-time student of both Sakyongs passed away. He had recently been diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive cancer. He was surrounded family, including Susan and Gabe Taney and Pamela Keats while they were playing a Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso song, which begins, “Leave your body as a corpse…” when he passed.
Khenchen Michael Taney joined the Shambhala community at the Philadelphia Dharmadhatu in 1978, going to Seminary in Bedford Springs, PA in 1983 and has served in both the Gesar and Kusung arms of the Dorje Kasung since 1979. He received Vajrayogini Abhisheka in 1991 at Karme Choling with Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, attended the second Rigden Abhisheka that ever happened at Karme Choling and entered the Scorpion Seal path in 2009, continuing through SSA3. Continue…
Acharya Allyn R. Lyon passed away on Friday 20 November 2015 at Swedish Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, age 78, surrounded by friends and family. In her role as an acharya, and throughout her decades of teaching, Allyn guided countless students with her heartfelt, unconventional yet clear presentation of the teachings. She is survived by her son, Chris, and many, many students and colleagues who will long miss her. The Sakyong, when informed of Allyn’s death, wrote from his retreat in ... continue