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 10, 2018

For women at all levels. “We will see that the female body, manifesting as the dakini, is a potential vehicle for enlightenment. The Mandala of the Five Dakinis is a doorway with deep, profound roots that are timeless and inclusive. It is a practice that can help you meet the…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
May 17, 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
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…

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 Celebration
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…

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…

Guest Teacher at Jonathan Faust's class
June 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…

Benefit for Tara Mandala and Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery: An Afternoon of Intimate Dialogue
July 1, 2018

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 and teaching. There will be…

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

Calling all women 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
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: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
July 27, 2018

Calling all women 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…

Gateway Foundation: Deepening Ngöndro & Parchangma Chöd (By Invitation Only - Tigers)
August 5, 2018

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 Clinging) treasure cycle (terma). In…

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…

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

Calling all women 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…