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Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies | Graduate Academic Advisor
Core Faculty


BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity


PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Stanford University
MA, Stanford University
BA, Yale College

Gaylon first came to Naropa University as a visiting scholar and then joined the Interdisciplinary Studies Department in 2006. He has taught courses in West African religions and Buddhist studies. Gaylon has also taught at Stanford University and the University of Washington.

An acharya in the Shambhala lineage, Gaylon has been teacher in residence at the Karme-Choling Buddhist Meditation Center, the San Francisco Zen Center, and the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Among his publications is an article in Dharma, Color, and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism from Paralax Press.