Polly Ryan, MFT

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT has been a devoted student of Lama Tsultrim Allione since 1991. She has also studied with B. Alan Wallace for over two decades. 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, MFT

Kapala Training Level I: Feeding Your Demons®
May 4, 2017

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…

Sutrayana: The Journey of the Buddha
June 3, 2017

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, and we will also…

Three Yana Retreat
June 3, 2017

The Three Yana 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…