domingo, agosto 23, 2009


Tsultrim's Biography
Tsultrim Allione, M.A. is a teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition known for her lucid explanations of Buddhist teachings because of the combination of her intense life-long practice and study, as well as her real-life experiences as a mother and lay practitioner in the West. This combination brings an intimacy with the teachings, and gives them a contemporary feel and makes them easy to relate to. The teachings of the Buddha become alive and vibrant through her rich explanations.Her most recent book, Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict connects the ancient knowledge of Tibetan Buddhist teachings with the modern psyche addressing the major issues of our culture and what causes us to suffer most. The book is about her pioneering technique of the five steps of Feeding Your Demons, a system based on the traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings of Chod about transforming our inner demons by nurturing them rather than fighting and struggling with them.
Tsultrim was one of the first American women to be ordained as a Tibetan nun in 1970 by the 16th Karmapa. After four years as a nun, she returned her monastic vows, married, and had three children. She has continued to practice, study and teach for the last forty years, earning a degree in Buddhist Studies/Women's Studies from Antioch University. She has received teachings from many illustrious teachers such as HH the 16th Karmapa, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Ad.zom Rinpoche and others. The teachings that she offers are authentically grounded in the Buddhist tradition, in particular the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism, from her years of study and practice. However, the insight that she provides on these ancient teachings from her life experiences as a lay practitioner in the West allows for accessibility to a Western audience without losing the context of these rich teachings. Tsultrim's main inspiration in her life of service to the Dharma is with the sacred feminine. When she was a nun in Asia she became aware of the gender discrimination in the traditional Tibetan culture. In the Buddhist religious texts, there are many references to the sacred feminine, in the form of female teachers, deities, and symbolism, but the real-life of female practitioners was far from ideal. Nuns were not able to receive as many teachings as monks.

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