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

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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 14 - 18, 2016

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