Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala.  She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22 by H.H. the 16th Karmapa. She was the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Karma Kagyu lineage. After living in the Himalayan region for several years she returned her vows and became the mother of three, while continuing to study and practice Buddhism, particularly focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdron and Dzogchen teachings. In 1993, Lama Tsultrim founded Tara Mandala, a 700-acre center in southwest Colorado where an extraordinary three-story temple in the form of a mandala, dedicated to the sacred feminine in Buddhism has been constructed and consecrated. In 2007 while traveling in Tibet she was recognized as an emanation of Machig Labdron at the historic seat of Machig Zangri Khangmar by the resident lama. This recognition was confirmed by several other lamas and in 2012 she was given the Machig Labdron empowerment by HH the 17th Karmapa. She was awarded the international  “Outstanding Woman in Buddhism” in 2009 by a panel of distinguished scholars and practitioners in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

 

Upcoming Programs by Lama Tsultrim Allione

Shiva Rea

Wisdom Rising: Mandala of the Sacred Feminine

Also With Shiva Rea

May 5 - 8, 2016

Calling all women for this life-changing Great Mother’s Day celebration retreat to transform through the power of the mandala—a universal map for inner and outer balance, wholeness, and practical awakening. One of the most extraordinary female Buddhist teachers of our time, Lama Tsultrim Allione, offers a rare experiential journey into the ancient meditation practice of … More

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Chöd

Also With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton and Karla Jackson-Brewer

May 25 - 29, 2016

The Chöd taught and practiced during this retreat will be the Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Chöd which came to this great Dzogchen master in a dream. Chöd is a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist tradition of compassion and emptiness. This centuries-old practice is sung and is accompanied by the use of … More

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Three Yana Retreat

June 13 - July 10, 2016

The Three Yanas retreat will cover the historical and contemplative development of Buddhism involving a combination of meditation practice and daily teachings. During each section there will be noble silence and six hours of practice per day as well as two hours of teachings by Lama Tsultrim and invited guest teachers. An optional oral exam … More

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Sutrayana: The Journey of the Buddha

June 13 - 20, 2016

Sutrayana looks deeply at the life of the Buddha and his teachings including the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eight-fold Path, the Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination and other key teachings of the Buddha. We will do intensive practice of Shamata (breath awareness) and walking meditation, as well as learning about Buddhism through the life … More

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Mahayana: Vast View, Open Heart

Also With Ösel Dorje

June 23 - 30, 2016

During the Mahayana section of the Three Yana retreat, we will look at the historical developments that lead to the Mahayana, the form of Buddhism that migrated to China, Japan, Korea, and ultimately Tibet and Mongolia. There will be teachings on the new developments that took place historically during the Mahayana period such as the … More

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Vajrayana: The Mandala Principle

July 3 - 10, 2016

During the Vajrayana portion of the retreat we will study how the Vajrayana developed historically and learn the fundamentals of Vajrayana practice. Lama Tsultrim will give an introduction to the five Buddha families, the mandala principle, and deity yoga as well as giving transmission for the 5 Dakini Mandala, the 5 Buddha Mandala, and the … More

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Feeding Your Demons™: Kapala Training Level I

July 13 - 19, 2016

This retreat is taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione and facilitated by Guest Teachers. Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons™ is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our own inner demons rather than engaging in battle and struggling with them. This … More

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Feeding Your Demons™: Kapala Training Level II

Also With Charlotte Rotterdam and Barbara Staemmler

July 13 - 19, 2016

This retreat is taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione and facilitated by Guest Teachers. This retreat is a continuation of the Kapala Training program. It consists of a deepening of the Prajña Paramita practice, an introduction to Jamgön Kongtrül’s text “Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother”, and Machig Labdrön’s method for cutting through discursive thoughts with … More

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Family Retreat Adult Registration

Also With David Clark and Alexis Slutzky

July 22 - 28, 2016

Register here as an Adult. Suggested Dana: $210 – $280

Tara Mandala

Teacher Training & Satellite Sangha Retreat (By Invitation Only)

July 22 - 28, 2016

This retreat is by invitation only. Payment plans are available and scholarships are awarded as funds become available.  Information and application can be found on our website. Suggested Dana: $210 – $280

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Family Retreat

Also With David Clark, Michael Blossom, Jennifer and Chris Warren and Alexis Slutzky

July 22 - 28, 2016

This year’s Family Retreat will explore the theme of Interdependence, a core teaching of the Buddha. Understanding interdependence has important personal, family and collective implications in today’s global community. If we act kindly towards others, we are filled with a sense of happiness. If we treat our environment with respect, we live in a healthy, … More

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Family Retreat Teen Registration

Also With David Clark and Alexis Slutzky

July 22 - 28, 2016

Register here for Teens. Suggested Dana: $210 – $280

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Family Retreat Child Registration

Also With Michael Blossom, Jen Burke, Jennifer and Chris Warren and Family Retreat Child Registration

July 22 - 28, 2016

Register here for children. Suggested Dana: $210 – $280

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White Dakini Drubchen

Also With Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche

August 5 - 16, 2016

The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Randröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle will be performed at Tara Mandala. This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Sang-ngag Rinpoche, our Drubchen Vajra Master. We will experience a traditional empowerment given by Rinpoche and we will be … More

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White Dakini Drubchen and Teaching Days

Also With Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche

August 5 - 16, 2016

Registration for White Dakini Drubchen AND introductory teaching days. There will be two days of introductory teachings with Lama Tsultrim, August 5-7. Please choose either to register for the teachings and Drubchen (Aug 5 – 16) or Drubchen only (Aug 7 – 16). This retreat is open to anyone interested. Suggested Dana: $340-$400. Payment plans … More

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White Dakini Drubchen August 7-16

Also With Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche

August 7 - 16, 2016

Registration for White Dakini Drubchen ONLY, (no introductory teaching days included) The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle will be performed at Tara Mandala. This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Sang-ngag Rinpoche, our Drubchen Vajra Master. We will … More

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Gateway Foundation Retreat: Dzinpa Rangdröl Ngöndro

August 18 - 21, 2016

The Dzinpa Rangdröl Ngöndro (foundational practices) of the Yangsang Khandro Tug Tig (Exceedingly Secret Heart Essence of the Dakini) cycle is the gateway for entering the profound lineage of the Dzinpa Rangdröl cycle. Since the time of Guru Rinpoche, the practice of Ngöndro has been completed by all of the great yogis and yoginis, many … More

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Feeding Your Demons™: Kapala Training Level III

Also With Pieter Oosthuizen

August 24 - 30, 2016

In Kapala III we will go further into Machig Labdrön’s lineage, learning specific new practices and deepening our understanding of the roots and branches of her lineage tree. Lama Tsultrim will be giving the Machig empowerment and associated practices during this retreat. This course meets the qualifications for 29 hours of Continuing Education. Tara Mandala … More

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Two-Week Chöd Pilgrimage to the Mystical Scottish Isles

September 3 - 17, 2016

Join Lama Tsultrim Allione on a pilgrimage to the neolithic stone circles, magic glens, and faerie waterfalls of the remote Outer Hebrides and Orkney Islands – the spiritual seat of the ancient British Isles. We will connect with these powerful sacred sites and local energies through the practices of Chöd and the Mandala. The tour will be led by Jamie … More

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Event Talk: Feeding Your Demons

September 19, 2016

Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd from the 11th Century Tibetan teacher Machig Labdron, “Feeding Your Demons” is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows one to offer compassion and understanding to one’s own inner demons rather than engaging in struggle with them. This revolutionary paradigm shift has both personal and collective implication … More

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Parchangma Chöd

Also With Dagmar Loewenkamp

September 22 - 25, 2016

The Parchangma Chöd is an integral part of Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation of Clinging) treasure cycle (terma). In this retreat, you will learn the five melodies and the musical patterns for the drum, bell, and kangling. Chöd is a wonderful and powerful practice for these difficult times. It brings understanding to the root of … More

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White Dakini Empowerment

September 24, 2016

Lama Tsultrim Allione will give the White Dakini Empowerment from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation of Clinging) treasure cycle (terma). This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, to Lama Tsultrim Allione. The Dzinpa Rangdröl is one of the main lineages held by Lama Tsultrim at her retreat center, Tara Mandala. … More

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Feeding Your Demons™: Kapala Training Level III

Also With Barbara Staemmler

September 27 - October 2, 2016

Lama Tsültrim will teach in English. Translation into German will be provided.
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Feeding Your DemonsTM: Kapala Training Level I

October 5 - 10, 2016

Language: Dutch / English More

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Chöd: Cutting through Ego-clinging

Also With Dagmar Loewenkamp

October 12 - 16, 2016

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