Robin Gayle has undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology, psychology, and east-west studies. She is a Tara Mandala authorized Feeding Your Demons® psychotherapist in private practice in Marin County, CA, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at DominicanUniversity of California. Her interest in Buddhism began in 1986 with teachings and an empowerment by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey; followed by Kalachakra & Dzogchen teachings by H. H. Dalai Lama; Longchen Nyngtig and Rinchen Terzod cycles with Ven. Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche; intensive Shamatha, Vipassana, Lojong, and Dzogchen retreats with B. Alan Wallace; and teachings and empowerments by Ven. Gyaltrul Rinpoche and Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. Robin met Lama Tsultrim Allione in 1991 and subsequently pilgrimaged with her to several power places around the world learning dakini and Chöd practices. Robin offers study in Jigme Lingpa’s Treasury of Precious Qualities, and leads the Machig Lapdrön Opening the Gate to Space practice in Marin Co, CA.