Teachers

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT has been a devoted student of Lama Tsultrim Allione since 1992. She has also studied with B. Alan Wallace for over two decades. Under the tutelage of B. Alan Wallace, she has studied Shamatha, The Four Applications of Mindfulness, Seven Point Mind Training, The Four Immeasurables, Dzogchen, and other practices for over two decades. She has received teachings from many other Tibetan teachers including Kalachakra and Dzogchen teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama in the late 1980’s. Polly is a certified Feeding Your Demons® Therapist and utilizes this process as a therapeutic life tool to assist clients in feeding rather than fighting their inner blocks to healing, growth and transformation. Polly opened her psychotherapy practice in 1986 in Truckee, CA, and Reno, NV. She leads the Tara Mandala Northern Sierra Sangha in downtown Truckee.

Authorized to Teach:

  • Prajna Paramita
  • Feeding Your Demons®
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis
  • Sutrayana

Events with Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

CHÖD: PRACTICE AND STUDY: Authorized Teacher Research Papers on Chod and Machig Labdrön's Lineage
September 13, 2017

This twelve week examination of the research papers on Chöd and Machig Lapdröns lineage completed by Lama Tsultrim’s authorized teachers will provide a deepening understanding of the foundations of Chöd created by our studies and practice thus far. Our sessions will begin with a Chöd Practice and will be followed…

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level I
July 18, 2018

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 process is of great benefit when working with…