June 26, 2024 6:30pm

Effortless Presence with Guest Teacher Lama Tsultrim Allione Hosted by Dharma Friends

Effortless Presence with Guest Teacher Lama Tsultrim Allione Hosted by Dharma Friends

Lama Tsultrim Allione



Wednesday, June 26th

6:30-8:30pm ET | Hybrid

$0, $10, $25 & $350 ( Benefactor)

The Theme for June’s DharmaFriends will be “Effortless Presence” and we are  to host Lama Tsultrim Allione! In this very special evening, Lama Tsultrim will teach on recognizing nondual awareness. Musical guests Susan Altabet (alto) and Eileen Clark (soprano) will sing a cappella. And Rob Ward will once again play viola. We hope you can join us for this extremely special Dharma Friends! Pre-registration is highly recommended. 

Please note that we are offering this program with a number of fee variations so that all can attend according to your financial situation.  If you are able to give generously and sponsor this program, please note that it will go towards providing a substantial offering to the teachers guiding this event, and assisting us in covering the costs for the evening program.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

For participants ages 18-35, this event is donation-based via a sponsorship from Dharma Gates. Dharma Gates is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to opening pathways into formal meditation practice for young adults. Working to eliminate conceptual, logistical, and financial barriers to practice, Dharma Gates offers by-donation multi-day retreats, online programs, sangha, and advising. To find out more, visit dharma-gates.org.

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Effortless Presence with Guest Teacher Lama Tsultrim Allione Hosted by Dharma Friends

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024 06:30 PM



Lama Tsultrim Allione is the best-selling author of Women of Wisdom, Feeding Your Demons and Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. She was the first American to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1970 in India. For several years she lived in sacred places, caves, and hermitages in the Himalayas. She returned in 1973 and was invited to travel with Allen Ginsberg and Ram Dass, and subsequently was asked to be Ginsberg’s meditation instructor. She later disrobed, married, and became the mother of four, but lost a daughter to SIDS, which created a deep need for the stories of women teachers and resulted in her first book, Women of Wisdom. Lama Tsultrim became a widely known Buddhist teacher, developing innovative ways to teach ancient methods applying the Western psychological understanding. Based on her national best seller Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict, she developed a five-step process to befriend and transform negative emotions, anxiety, physical and mental illness, addictions, and self-defeating behaviors. Now this method is the subject of several promising scientific studies. Lama Tsultrim is the founder of Tara Mandala, a 700-acre retreat center near Pagosa Springs, Colorado. In 2007 she was recognized in Tibet as the emanation of the renowned Tibetan yogini, Machig Labdrön. She received the “Outstanding Woman in Buddhism” award in 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. What others are saying about Lama Tsultrim Allione: “Tsultrim Allione shows us what life could look like if we were not struggling, not hating ourselves for our problems and frailties, but rather were relating to these challenges with awareness and compassion. She illuminates a clear and practical guide to transformation.”  —Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness “Tsultrim Allione has performed a remarkable feat of cultural translation and offered the western world a new treasure. With exquisite detail and accuracy she shows us how we can transform the energy of addiction, shame, illness, anxiety, fear, and anger into the energy of liberation.”  — Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

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