Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione is the founder of the Tara Mandala retreat center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. In 1970 she became one of the first American women to be ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She was a 2009 recipient of the Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award.

Recent Articles

Illustration of a meditator feeding a mara demon.

How to Feed Your Demons

Lama Tsultrim Allione teaches you an innovative technique, based on the Tibetan Buddhist principles of "Chöd," to turn your inner demons into friends.

Awakening the Sacred Feminine

In Vajrayana Buddhism, dakinis are seen as unbridled and enlightened feminine energy. Lama Tsultrim Allione on how she discovered her own dakini power. Watch Lama Tsultrim Allione in Lion’s Roar’s upcoming free online event, “<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">The Women of Wisdom Summit.</a>”

Despertando al Sagrado Femenino

Despertando al Sagrado Femenino

En el budismo Vajrayana las dakinis se ven como energía femenina desenfrenada e iluminada. Lama Tsultrim Allione nos comparte cómo descubrió su propio poder de dakini.

Cómo alimentar a tus demonios

Lama Tsultrim Allione nos enseña una técnica innovadora para convertir tus demonios internos en amigos.

The Progressive Buddha

Karma Lekshe Tsomo on the Buddha as social reformer — for his time and ours.

Women Are Not Second-Class Buddhists

Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo calls for an end to the inferior status of Buddhist nuns, and of Buddhist women generally.

Overcoming Ego With the Practice of Chöd

Lama Tsulrtim Allione explains how the Buddhist practice of chöd — offering one's own body to demons — can help us overcome ego.

Tara, the First Feminist

Since becoming ordained four decades ago, Lama Tsultrim Allione has faced her share of challenges and sexism.