Teachers

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.

 

 

Events with Lama Tsultrim Allione

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
May 26, 2018

Calling all people for this life-changing meditation retreat and celebration of the Empowered Feminine. Come transform through the power of the mandala, a universal template of inner and outer wholeness. Drawing on her experience as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, who became a best-selling author and world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Lama Tsultrim…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
May 31, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Presenter at Buddhafest LA
June 1, 2018

We are excited to announce that this year Buddhafest (Los Angeles, CA) will count with the presence of pioneer Buddhist teacher Lama Tsultrim Allione as one of the presenters alongside Sharon Salzberg, Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass, Lama Surya Das, Trudy Goodman and Joanna Hardy. On Friday, Lama Tsultrim will be…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
June 7, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine Book Launch
June 8, 2018

This retreat will be the Tara Mandala launch celebration of Lama Tsultrim’s new book, Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine, to be published by Simon and Schuster in May 2018. Lama Tsultrim’s new book offers a guide to access a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine:…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
June 11, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
June 15, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
June 16, 2018

Join us for this life-changing meditation retreat and celebration of the Empowered Feminine. Come transform through the power of the mandala, a universal template of inner and outer wholeness. Drawing on her experience as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, who became a best-selling author and world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Lama Tsultrim Allione…

Guest Teacher at Jonathan Faust's class
June 18, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Guest Teacher at Tara Brach's class
June 20, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Benefit for Tara Mandala and Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery
July 1, 2018

An Afternoon of Intimate Dialogue. Join us for an intimate afternoon with two of the most well-known and influential female Buddhist teachers in the West today, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Lama Tsultrim Allione. They will answer audience questions and share stories and insights from their many years of Dharma practice…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
July 6, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
July 7, 2018

Come transform through the power of the mandala, a universal template of inner and outer wholeness. Drawing on her experience as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, who became a best-selling author and world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Lama Tsultrim Allione offers a guide to access a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine: the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
July 14, 2018

In this daylong retreat, you’ll meet the energies of the “five dakinis,” the dancing embodiments of feminine wisdom in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. These dakinis manifest the sacred feminine energy that has been stripped from many religions and cultures — energy that is so desperately needed in the world today.…

Demons in Love: The 5-Step Feeding your Demons FYD® Approach
July 15, 2018

This daylong is a benefit event for Spirit Rock and Tara Mandala. Perhaps there is no place in our lives where our demons show up more intensely than in our relationships: jealousy, fear of abandonment, grasping, anger, control, and grief. Inspired by an ancient practice from Tibetan Buddhism, best-selling author…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
July 18, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

"Wisdom Rising: A Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine" An intimate interview and discussion with Lama Tsultrim on her new book.
July 19, 2018

Co-hosted by SHE Productions and Wisdom Women An intimate filmed and broadcast interview and discussion with Lama Tsultrim on her new book. This evening is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
July 20, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
July 21, 2018

In this daylong retreat, you’ll meet the energies of the “five dakinis,” the dancing embodiments of feminine wisdom in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. These dakinis manifest the sacred feminine energy that has been stripped from many religions and cultures — energy that is so desperately needed in the world today.…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
July 22, 2018

In this daylong retreat, you’ll meet the energies of the “five dakinis,” the dancing embodiments of feminine wisdom in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. These dakinis manifest the sacred feminine energy that has been stripped from many religions and cultures — energy that is so desperately needed in the world today. You…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
July 27, 2018

Come transform through the power of the mandala, a universal template of inner and outer wholeness. Drawing on her experience as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, who became a best-selling author and world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Lama Tsultrim Allione offers a guide to access a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine: the…

Gateway Foundation: Deepening Ngöndro & Parchangma Chöd
August 5, 2018

By Invitation Only – Tigers During this retreat, in addition to learning the Parchangma Chöd, the group will spend time on questions, discussion and deepening of the Ngöndro in this last year of the Foundation program. The Parchangma Chöd is an integral part of Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation of…

White Dakini Drubchen
August 8, 2018

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 Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche to Lama Tsultrim Allione. We will experience a traditional empowerment and…

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level III
August 31, 2018

In Kapala Training Level 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 give the Machig empowerment and associated practices during this retreat. This is a required retreat for the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
September 14, 2018

In Wisdom Rising, Lama Tsultrim explores the principle of fierce compassion, the awakened feminine, and shows readers how they can use this principle for positive change in their own lives and in the world. Interspersed with biographical stories, Lama Tsultrim examines the five wisdom dakinis, female deities in Tibetan Buddhism,…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
September 15, 2018

In Wisdom Rising, Lama Tsultrim explores the principle of fierce compassion, the awakened feminine, and shows readers how they can use this principle for positive change in their own lives and in the world. Interspersed with biographical stories, Lama Tsultrim examines the five wisdom dakinis, female deities in Tibetan Buddhism,…

Feeding Your Demons®: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict
September 16, 2018

Feeding Your Demons is an accessible and effective approach for dealing with negative emotions, addictions, fears, trauma, and self-defeating patterns. Based on the ancient Tibetan Buddhist practice of Chöd, FYD reverses the paradigm of fighting with our demons, instead prompting us to investigate their causes and feed these fragmented aspects…

Lama Tsultrim presenting at Inner Peace Conference
October 6, 2018

Lama Tsultrim will give two presentations at this conference. Feeding Your Demons®: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict 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…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
October 12, 2018

Come transform through the power of the mandala, a universal template of inner and outer wholeness. Drawing on her experience as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, who became a best-selling author and world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Lama Tsultrim Allione offers a guide to access a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine: the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine | Die 5 Dakinis: Die himmlische Kräfte des Buddhismus
October 25, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine | Mandala of the Five Dakinis Retreat
October 26, 2018

The retreat is an immersion into the five Dakini families, and the transformation of the five emotions into the five wisdoms. This unique retreat was developed to bring emotional work into alignment with spiritual transformation. It involves exploring the emotions using a variety of means including regression, partner work, art…

Feeding Your Demons®: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict
November 1, 2018

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…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine | Mandala of the Five Dakinis Retreat
November 7, 2018

The retreat is an immersion into the five Dakini families, and the transformation of the five emotions into the five wisdoms. This unique retreat was developed to bring emotional work into alignment with spiritual transformation. It involves exploring the emotions using a variety of means including regression, partner work, art…

Wisdom Rising: Journey Into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine | Die 5 Dakinis: Die himmlischen Kräfte des Buddhismus
November 13, 2018

This evening talk is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione’s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. A dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. She masterfully shows us the secret to harnessing the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine – Mandala der Fünf Dakinis
November 15, 2018

The retreat is an immersion into the five Dakini families, and the transformation of the five emotions into the five wisdoms. This unique retreat was developed to bring emotional work into alignment with spiritual transformation. It involves exploring the emotions using a variety of means including regression, partner work, art…