Ösel Nyingtig Cycle: Special Instructions of the Exceedingly Secret Tröma – Part 1

Lama Tsültrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

SEPTEMBER 4–7, 2023

Start Monday 5pm, end Thursday 3pm

As it says in the root text, “Even if you were to actually meet me, Padmasambhava, you would not receive a greater instruction than this. Whoever encounters this will realize the great bliss space free of transition.”

Lama Tsültrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje invite you to join in as we continue to progress on Tröma’s path of secret primordial wisdom.

In this retreat we will begin to offer the Special Instruction on the Exceedingly Secret Tröma, known as the Perfection of Secret Primordial Wisdom. Observing the sequence found in this text we will begin this special method for accomplishing secret primordial wisdom by offering the preliminary practices associated with Tröma Nagmo. Followed by the first of five instructions for purifying deluded awareness and appearances. The special feature of this dharma is that each one of these instructions has incredible implications and meaning that needs to be understood. Each instruction when practiced reveals the basis for receiving the next instruction. With each instruction we ascend levels of subtlety and meaning as we progress on the path. Whether one receives all these instructions in the coming years or not will depend on one’s commitment to practice.

What to Expect?
Anyone who is in the Ösel Nyingtig program will be asked to commit to doing the practices taught in this retreat every day until we meet again as they have for the other Ösel Nyingtig practices.

Who Can Attend?
Anyone who has maintained the practice samaya for Dakini Ngöndro, Yeshe Tsogyal, and Tröma Nagmo sadhana. If you want to attend but are not sure if you qualify, please contact oselnyingtig@taramandala.org.

The next start of the multi-year Ösel Nyingtig practice cycle is scheduled for 2024. We will keep you updated!
Learn more about the Ösel Nyingtig

What to bring
Dakini Ngöndro practice text, bell and vajra, damaru, chöd drum, zen and ritual clothing (if available).


Lama Tsültrim Allione is the bestselling author of Women of Wisdom (1984), Feeding Your Demons (2008), and Wisdom Rising Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine (2018).

Lama Tsültrim is the founder of Tara Mandala, a 700-acre retreat centre near Pagosa Springs, in southwest Colorado, with the three-story temple and library dedicated to the divine feminine in the Buddhist tradition. She leads a vibrant international community with over forty groups around the world.

Born in New England, she travelled to Asia in her late teens and in 1970 at the age of 22 in Bodhgaya, India she became the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She later disrobed, married and became the mother of three and now is grandmother of six. In 2007 she was recognized in Tibet and Nepal as the emanation of the renowned 11th-century Tibetan yogini, Machig Labdrön, and she is one of the few women Lamas in the world today. In 2012 she received the Machig Labdrön Empowerment from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. She was awarded international recognition as an "Outstanding Woman in Buddhism" in 2009 by a panel of distinguished scholars and practitioners in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tulku Ösel Dorje (Costanzo Allione) spent four years in solitary retreat, completed five ngöndros and practiced Tsalung and the Dzogchen teachings of Rushan, Trekchö and Tögal, taught by his root lama A.dzom Rinpoche and Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. He completed a traditional 108 Charnel Ground Chöd pilgrimage in the mountains of Ladakh as a wandering yogi. He also did other remote pilgrimages to sacred places of Guru Rinpoche in Nepal, Ladakh, India, and Tibet. Over the last twenty years, his primary practices have been the termas of A.dzom Rinpoche. He was recognized by him in 2003 as a reincarnation of Adzom Drukpa’s first son, Namdrol Zangpo and Yudra Nyingpo who was present in Tibet at the time of Guru Rinpoche, King Trisong Detsen, and Vairocana in the eighth century. In 2018, he received a master’s degree in Buddhist studies from Kathmandu University through Rangjung Yeshe Institute. Tulku Ösel Dorje is a lineage holder of A.dzom Rinpoche termas and Adzom Drukpa’s Semtri transmission. He has been teaching nationally and internationally since 2020 and is now resident Lama at Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Colorado, USA.

According to Buddhist tradition, Lama Tsültrim and Tulku Ösel Dorje receive for these teachings no fee but a voluntary Dana. Dana means generosity and is the expression of respect and gratitude for the teachings. Course participants are invited to give a dana amount according to their financial means. Recommendation 90–270 Euro (per day 30–90 Euro). If, as in this case, a retreat has two teachers, the amount can be divided between both – Lama Tsültrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje.


Course fees: 210,00 € (in individual cases reduction to 105,00 € possible on request) plus accommodation and meals.





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