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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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 Demons™

October 4, 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 … More

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Feeding Your DemonsTM: Kapala Training Level I

October 5 - 10, 2016

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Chöd: Cutting through Ego-clinging

Also With Dagmar Loewenkamp

October 14 - 18, 2016

https://taramandalapoland.wordpress.com/ More

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Chöd

October 20 - 21, 2016

http://www.dzamlinggar.net/en/ More