All Teachings

One Ground, Two Paths, Two Results

by Lama Tsultrim Allione Recent events have reminded me of a Dzog Chen teaching which begins: ‘one ground, two paths, two results’.(1) The ‘one ground’ is also called the base or the womb of the great mother. It is pure latency, depth radiance, an expanse of emptiness and infinite potency from which the whole universe … More

Poem from Retreat

Aspiration Prayer Dakini Day, March 9, 2002 On Coming Out of One Year Retreat by Tsultrim Allione HUM HRI: The primordially pure one who gives birth to phenomena, Yet she has no intention Free of form, yet encompassing all, May the sacred bond with the Great Mother be fulfilled. The inner glow burst forth and … More

Prajñaparamita, Sophia and the Feminine Principle

by Lama Tsultrim Allione In exploring the Chöd lineage of the eleventh century Tibetan yogini Machig Labdrön, I found her teachings to be rooted in Prajñaparamita teachings from India. In studying Prajñaparamita, I discovered links to Sophia. My worlds suddenly came together when I found these two profound representatives of the divine feminine connecting East and West. Edward … More

Women, Buddhism and the Absolute and Relative Truth

  by Lama Tsultrim Allione When I think about women and Buddhism, the first thing that always comes to mind is the story of Tara’s vow. This story expresses our situation so very clearly and applies equally well to both ancient and modern times. It is a story that originated when Mahayana was integrating with … More


Taking and Waking Practice        

Lama Tsultrim Allione: Turning Towards What’s Difficult, Sounds True podcast

Tami Simon speaks with Lama Tsultrim Allione, an author, former Tibetan nun, internationally known Buddhist teacher, and founder of the Tara Mandala retreat center. Lama Tsultrim has created several audio programs with Sounds True, including The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine and Cutting through Fear, which helps us meet and release the demons of fears and other unhelpful emotions and … More

The Mystical Positivist – Radio Show Podcast with Lama Tsultrim Allione

Below is the podcast from Lama Tsultrim Allione’s talk on the Radio Show, ‘The Mystical Positivist’ Lama Tsultrim’s Podcast part 1 Lama Tsultrim’s Podcast part 2 A conversation with Lama Tsultrim Allione, international Tibetan Buddhist teacher and author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. She is the founder and spiritual director of Tara … More

Lama Tsultrim Allione Webcast January 6, 2013

   Sunday, January 6, 2013 Lama Tsultrim Allione offered a Webcast January 6 on: Gateway Dedicated Practitioner Program from the  Dzinpa Rangdröl Lineage combining Machig Labdron, Dzog Chen and Chöd and share stories from the Nyensa (Difficult Places) Chöd Pilgrimage she did in India, Sikkim, & Nepal in November of 2012 Thank you for joining us … More

Lama Tsultrim Allione gives teaching on the Nine Breaths

Lama Tsultrim Allione at Chöd Retreat in Germany

Lama Tsultrim gives a short teaching on Bodhichitta

Lama Tsultrim gives a short teaching on Merit

When the Iron Bird Flies

David Petit, husband of Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Tsultrim Allione and co-founder of Tara Mandala retreat center, died unexpectedly in the night during the summer of 2010 a month before his 55th birthday. Just a few weeks prior, filmmaker Victress Hitchcock spent time with David and Lama Tsultrim on the land at Tara Mandala, talking … More

Teaching on Vajrayana with Lama Tsultrim Allione


Lama Tsultrim gives a short teaching on Refuge

photo by Michael Ash

In Honor of Dalai Lama’s Birthday

  A Special talk in honor of The Dalai Lama’s birthday.  Stories about him and all his qualities.  Mani Mantras.   Dalai Lama talk of 2011 July 7    


  Teaching on Refuge with Lama Tsultrim Allione Refuge teaching 2011 06 29


Teachings on compassion and related topics, Tonglen, and stories from Ancient Buddhist India.   Karuna

Luminous Moonlight Music Clips

Luminous Moonlight was recorded live by Pema Zangmo at Tara Mandala in 2011. Ordained in the Ngakpa tradition in 2004, Pema’s life path “is embodying the Divine Feminine, in all her many voices.” With profound gratitude to Ani Tsering Wangmo and Ani Choying Dolma and Mama-la Peggy Elk for their courage and inspiration, this album … More

Teaching on Merit with Lama Tsultrim Allione


Tara Mandala: An Interview with Lama Tsultrim

Lama Tsultrim Allione describes the emergence of the Tara Mandala Temple from vision to reality. Beautiful images of Tara Mandala retreat center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado accompany her interview.        

Transmission-Faith-Emptiness-Guru Yoga 2011 06 26

–Transmission—getting the feeling, not just the form –Faith –Emptiness –Guru Yoga   Transmission-Faith-Emptiness-Guru Yoga 2011 06 26

Prajna Paramita 2011

–Prajna Paramita   –The other paramitas   –Absolute and relative truth   Prajna Paramita 2011 06 26

The Four Seals

The four seals (or “marks” or “distinctions”) that distinguish Buddhist teachings from other world views.   four seals that differentiate Buddhist teachings from other views

Machig’s Last Instructions

Lama Tsultrim reads ‘Machig’s Last Instructions’ as a guided meditation. Recorded live at the Open Center in New York City on April 6, 2008. (From Jerome Edou’s book, Machig Labdrön and the Foundations of Chöd[Snow Lion Publications, 1996, pp. 165-170].)   Machig’s Last Instructions Podcast