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The Choice in the Moment: Understanding Karma in Our Lives and Our World (Westside)

with Allyn Lyon
December 4 / 7:30 PM - December 4 / 9:00 PM

In the West, karma is often misunderstood as a system of reward and punishment that one is helpless in the face of.  In the Buddhist teachings, karma is understood merely as “action” with its attendant causes, conditions, and effects, or in other words, interdependence.


Please join us for this special evening as Acharya Allyn Lyon unpacks for us the Buddhist teachings on karma, and how, contrary to a fatalistic acceptance, we can and do, in every moment, make choices that can change the outcome of our lives and our world. 


Acharya Allyn Lyon is a senior teacher appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and acts as his personal representative in teaching Shambhala and Buddhism. She has served as the Director of Shambhala Mountain Center and has taught at the Vajradhatu Seminary. Acharya Lyon has traveled and taught extensively in Europe, the US, and Mexico, as well as at Naropa University. She is a senior teacher of Maitri Space Awareness program. Acharya Lyon has a special affinity with Los Angeles, where she serves as our Resident Acharya.
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