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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lama Tsultrim Allione. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lama Tsultrim Allione, often where they are interviewed.

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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lama Tsultrim Allione. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lama Tsultrim Allione, often where they are interviewed.

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Lama Tsultrim Allione ~ Wisdom Rising

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Banyen Books & Sound presents Lama Tsultrim Allione, In Conversation with host, Ross McKeachie for a down-to-earth and illuminating look at the arising of feminine wisdom in our times. They cover topics like women in Buddhism, patriarchy in spiritual traditions, what the experience of the feminine brings to the spiritual path, and more. Lama Tsultrim offers special insights into her personal journey, including some stories about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and the losses and joys of her incredible life journey from being the first American woman ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun to becoming a mother, grandmother and now a Lama and founder of Tara Mandala Retreat Centre in Colorado ( ). She touches on how the Tantric path, and feminine consciousness embrace the field of relatedness, and we learn the importance of embracing our humanness rather than looking to escape it through spiritual practice. Lama Tsultrim is hosting an online symposium with a lineup of extraordinary teachers and devotional musicians. Voices of Wisdom in Times of Crisis will be happening from May 22 - 25, 2020. Live attendance is free, however registration is required at Learn more about Lama Tsultrim and Tara Mandala at or on Facebook. This episode of In Conversation with host Ross McKeachie is produced and edited by Jacob Steele, with music by Laura Reznek. In Conversation is a production of Banyen Books & Sound, Canada's spiritual and healing resources since 1970.
May 05 2020 · 1hr 22mins
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Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Women of Wisdom Lama Tsultrim Allione

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with  Lama Tsultrim Allione. Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala, located outside Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  She traveled to India in her late teens and at the age of twenty-two, was the first western woman to be ordained as a Buddhist nun. 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. She has been awarded the international “Outstanding Woman in Buddhism” by a panel of distinguished scholars and practitioners in Bangkok, Thailand. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons and her new book is  WISDOM RISING A Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. 

this episode Q&A includes:

• Frontier Coop, wholesale account: 5 lb bags, 5 herbs, a years worth of herbs

• Comfrey dried root: topical/external use, dried root in oil (ointment), sitz, poultice

• Herbal Infusions respond like wild food in the body; interpreted, understood and absorbed easily & wholely 

• We can change a past pain/accident by remembering it differently; instead of hitting stairs, go through the stairs 

• Chronic pain: look for symbolic causes, not for vulnerabilities to try and get rid of

• Our problems are portals to expansion

• Migraines: symbolic causes + herbal remedies, including CBD, Skullcap, liver lovers and Solomon Seal

• Our 'change agents' look like they make a mess of things, in proportion to our barriers of resistance  

• Ask someone who you respect (who's marginal in your life) to be your guardian angel
Dec 12 2018 · 2hr
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Episode 46: Lama Tsultrim Allione

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On this episode, Laura Chandler is joined by author and Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Lama Tsultrim Allione. Lama Tsultrim is currently on a European book tour to support her latest book, Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. In this conversation, Lama Tsultrim talks about the mandala practices in her book and her focus on making certain practices of Tibetan Buddhism relevant and impactful for contemporary practitioners. She also addresses many current political and spiritual topics, including sexual misconduct by spiritual teachers, the #metoo movement, and the role of women spiritual teachers in Tibetan Buddhism.

Lama Tsultrim is one of the preeminent American teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. Her interest in Buddhism began as a teenager, and in the early 1970s, she visited Nepal and backpacked across India, befriending Ram Dass and eventually becoming Allen Ginsburg’s meditation teacher for a time. At age 22, she became the first American ordained by H.H. the 16th Karmapa, and has studied with and received transmissions from many of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Tsultrim is recognized as an emanation of the 11th Century yogini, Machig Labdron, who developed several Tibetan lineages of the Vajrajana practice of Chod.

Lama Tsultrim resides at her retreat center, Tara Mandala, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, which she founded to help preserve and pass on the teachings that she has spent over fifty years studying. For more information about Lama Tsultrim and Tara Mandala, visit

Our featured musical artist is the prolific, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Barbara Higbie.

Nov 30 2018 · 55mins
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Ep. 81 - Lama Tsultrim Allione

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Sharon speaks with longtime colleague Lama Tsultrim Allione for the 81st episode of the Metta Hour Podcast.

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Sharon and Lama open the conversation reminiscing about their similar paths going to India in their late teens, and the magic they discovered there. Lama speaks about her path in Vajrayana Buddhism and the sacred form of the feminine as the Dakini. Sharon and Lama speak in depth about Lama’s new book, “Wisdom Rising” and the five mandalas as paths of transformation. They also discuss one of Lama’s other primary teaching themes: chöd practice, aka feeding your demons. Lama and Sharon also share their experiences as women on the path, and some of the history of Buddhist teaching’s availability for women in the eastern patriarchal system— and how that has informed their pioneering work as female teachers in the west. The podcast ends with a short guided meditation by Lama on transforming anger with a Dakini seed syllable.

Sep 23 2018 · 52mins
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Lama Tsultrim Allione: Finding Wholeness Through Oneself, The Mandala & Relationship

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Some of what Lama Tsultrim shares includes: Her path to buddhism, her new book Wisdom Rising, leaving the one ground into dualism, the mandala for bringing the fragmented self back into wholeness, the significance of symbolic imprints, the meaning and importance of dakini in buddhism and in our lives, her natural child birth, holding the masculine and feminine, finding wholeness within ourself, the healing and naturalness of wanting safe intimacy and connection, the whole powerful woman and the purity of our female body, our senses for liberation and a simple practice to support this, relationship as path, working with the darkness, wisdom free of aggression and more.. ~ + her book: Wisdom Rising: Journey Into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine.
Sep 04 2018 · 54mins
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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally - Wisdom Rising, Lama Tsultrim Allione

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Changing Lives of Women by giving them the necessary tools to become what they want in life. The best teachers come from life.

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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. ?


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“Wisdom Rising speaks to the sacred and feminine in all of us.”
Aug 10 2018 · 34mins
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Lama Tsultrim Allione —The Divine Feminine

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Lama Tsultrim Allione was the first American ordained a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She returned her vows to become a mother. She is the founder and resident lama at Tara Mandala and author of Wisdom Rising: A Journey Into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. Join us to meet the once secret and forbidden Dakini.

Jul 19 2018 · 57mins
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Lama Tsultrim Allione: Transforming Negativity Through Fierce Feminine Wisdom

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Women have a lot to be angry about. A history of inequality and violence in the Buddhist world and beyond persists to this day. The question remains: what can we do with that anger? Lama Tsultrim Allione says that we have the ability to transform it into a source of strength and clarity—and that goes for all of us, not just women. Known in good part for her work exploring feminine power in Tibetan Buddhism, she examines the figure of the dakinis, fierce feminine embodiments of wisdom, and how they challenge the dominant role models for femininity in Western culture. Lama Tsultrim, who was once Allen Ginsberg’s meditation teacher, has written a new book called Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. Here, Lama Tsultrim talks to Executive Editor Emma Varvaloucas about mandala meditation as well as her personal struggle to rediscover Buddhism’s fierce female role models and advocate for equality in a male-dominated culture.
Jul 12 2018 · 41mins
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Ep. 19 - Journey into the Mandala with Lama Tsultrim Allione

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We journey into the mandala of the empowered feminine with Lama Tsultrim Allione and the tantric dakinis.

Jun 04 2018 · 1hr 5mins
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If you’e ever wanted to express balanced power from within, then do we have the Wisdom Rising Show for you!

Today I’ll be talking with Lama Tsultrim Allione, the founder of Tara Mandala, the author of of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your demons, one of the first western Buddhist nuns and recognized as a reincarnation of a renowned 11th century Tibetan yogini, and the author of an empowering new book, Wisdom Rising.

And that’s just what I want to talk with her about today, about A Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine, and what it means for all of us!

Wisdom Rising Self-Improvement & Self-Help Topics Include:

  1. Did Lama Tsultrim Allione expect to become a Tibetan Lama when she grew up?
  2. How did she first get exposed to Mandalas?
  3. How did she end up first going to Tibet?
  4. Who was the Karmapa and how did she meet him?
  5. How was she first introduced to the concept of the Dakini?
  6. How did she become a nun?
  7. What happened immediately after she returned her vows?
  8. What does it mean to own your power?
  9. What is a mandala?
  10. How does it empower us?
  11. What are the three types of mandalas?
  12. What are the 5 Mandala family’s?
  13. How do we discern our own mandala family?
  14. How can the mandala families help us to access our own inner power?
  15. What is all encompassing wisdom and how do we access this?
  16. What is mirror-like wisdom?
  17. What is wisdom of equanimity?
  18. What is wisdom of discernment?
  19. What is all accomplishing wisdom?
  20. What is a mandala altar?
  21. What’s the importance of having an altar in our home?
  22. How can we make our home a shrine?
  23. What is Taramandala?
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Lama Tsultrim Allione on The Power of the Mandala to Discover Your Fierce Inner Strength! Health | Inspiration | Motivation | Spiritual | Spirituality | Mindfulness | Meditation | Tibetan Buddhism | Buddhist | Self-Improvement | Self-Help | Inspire

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May 31 2018 · 1hr 20mins