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Machig Labdrön in Bhutan: Two Week Pilgrimage

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

October 22 – November 7, 2017

Join us for this rare opportunity to go on pilgrimage with Lama Tsultrim Allione to one of the last independent Vajrayana Buddhist countries in the world.

Letter from Lama Tsultrim:

Dear Tara Mandala Community,

Several years ago I was contacted by a Bhutanese woman, a scholar with a PhD in Women’s Studies from Australia, she had had dreams about me and many auspicious signs. She told me about Druk Zangri Khamar, the seat of Machig’s lineage in Bhutan named after Machig’s seat in Tibet Zangri Khamar. Their lineage originated from the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje and continues through the Karmapas and the great female master Shugsep Jetsun Rinpoche (1852–1953), revered as one of the last century’s best known woman teachers, who passed away at the age of 101 in Tibet. It was introduced to Bhutan and established at Druk Zangri Khamar, in Rawabi village, Lhuentse, Eastern Bhutan by Trulshik Rigzin Lingpa Rinpoche and his heart student Togden Tsewang Choephel in the 1950s.

Many auspicious coincidences followed that lead to Tara Mandala Board of Trustees President, MacAndrew Jack, professor at Naropa University, to visit the monastery and spend five amazing days there with his family. He returned with wonderful stories and photos as well as an invitation from the current abbot requesting me to visit.

Now it seems this auspicious connection will come to fruition and happens to occur around the time of my 70th birthday. After lots of planning we are excited to announce a Two Week Pilgrimage to Bhutan from October 22 – November 7, 2017. The primary focus of the pilgrimage is to visit and receive teachings at Druk Zangri Khamar. We will also visit Para Taktsang, Machig Labdrön’s cave, the most sacred sites of Guru Rinpoche in Bhutan, as well as the sites connected to terton Pegyal Lingpa where we will meet his extraordinary reincarnation. This is an incredible opportunity to go on pilgrimage to one of the last independent Vajrayana Buddhist countries in the world that values Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product, and the first carbon negative country in the world. Click here to see pilgrimage prerequisites, itinerary, costs, and details.

I hope you can join me on this extraordinary journey.


Warm Solstice Blessings,

Lama Tsultrim

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