Tsultrim Allione, MA, was one of the first Americans to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1970 by H.H. 16th Karmapa and spent several years as a monastic in the Himalayas. She later disrobed, raised a family, and has become one of the most respected Buddhist teachers in the West. Teaching for more than 30 years, she is the founder and spiritual director of Tara Mandala, a 700-acre retreat center in southwest Colorado. Lama Tsultrim is author of the groundbreaking book Women of Wisdom, her latest book Feeding the Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict, and the audio programs Cutting Through Fear and Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine. While Lama Tsultrim was on pilgrimage in central Tibet at Zangri Khangmar, the seat of Machig Labdrön where she lived from age 37-99, the resident Lama recognized Lama Tsultrim as an emanation of Machig Labdrön. The Lama offered her the throne, a hat designed by Machig, a self-arisen golden crystal phurba and the only remaining tsatsa (clay mold ) made from the ashes of Machig's body.
Upcoming events with Lama Tsultrim Allione