SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2023
Start Friday 5pm, end Sunday 3pm
Lama Tsültrim Allione will be offering a rare precious practice she received in the cave of Machig Labdrön in Bhutan, Machig Labdrön’s Longevity Practice. It includes Guru Yoga of Machig Labdrön, the great 11th century Tibetan teacher, with the use of subtle breath and visualization for the retrieval and re-establishment of the life force, vital essence, and ’lha’ or soul energies of the 5 Buddha Families that have been lost or stolen. This practice revitalizes and reinforces the life force in the body and thus increases longevity.
Requirements for the retreat
Participation in one of Tara Mandala's programs (Magyu, Gateway, Ösel Nyingtig) OR substantial experience in Vajrayana (at least one year of regular sadhana practice, for example Green Tara, Vajrasattva etc. or Ngöndro).
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.
According to Buddhist tradition, Lama Tsültrim receives 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 50-150 Euro (per day 25-75 Euro).
Course fees: 150,00 € (in individual cases reduction to 15,00 € possible on request) plus accommodation and meals.