Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim AllioneJoin us for a film screening and workshop featuring Lama Tsultrim Allione, founder and spiritual director of Tara Mandala Retreat Center. Allione has authored Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict, and is the 2009 recipient of the international Outstanding Woman in Buddhism Award.

Film Screening: Feeding Your Demons: The Life and Work of Lama Tsultrim Allione, a film by Jaap Verhoeven

Co-presented by The Dairy Center for the Arts

Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7 p.m.
The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder
Tickets $12. Register here.

This one-hour documentary, filmed and directed by Jaap Verhoeven, highlights Lama Tsultrim Allione's early life, her discovery of Tibetan Buddhism, and her four years as a nun in India. Lama Tsultrim shares her journey of raising children, personal challenges, and her unceasing quest to bring the sacred feminine to light. The film also features the creation of Tara Mandala, the retreat center Allione founded in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and the development of the groundbreaking Feeding Your Demons™, a 5-step process that enables one to compassionately engage with one's demons, rather than continue the cycle of struggle and suppression. Filmed by Lahaul, Manali, and Tso Pema (India) and at Tara Mandala (USA).

Lama Tsultrim Allione will be present for questions after the film.

The Dairy Center for the Arts logoThe Dairy Center for the Arts provides the Boulder and surrounding communities diverse opportunities to create, learn, and participate in high-quality performing, cinematic, and visual arts experiences. The Dairy's 42,000 square foot facility houses Resident Organizations (ROs) in disciplines ranging from visual arts, theater, and film to dance and music. A professional environment complete with art galleries, performance venues, teaching studios, offices, rehearsal spaces, dance studios, classrooms, and a 60-seat art-house cinema, it is Boulder's largest multi-disciplinary arts center.


"The Mandala of Enlightened Union: Inviting the Sacred Masculine/Feminine" with Lama Tsultrim Allione

Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center, Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Registration $95. Online registration has closed. Please purchase tickets at the door.

The Tantric tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism offers the evocative image of the masculine and feminine in sacred union. This symbol is an invitation to unify within ourselves and our partnerships the wisdom of the feminine and the skillful means of the masculine. Through understanding and engaging this dynamic interplay, we can begin to transform negative patterns of thought and behavior into enlightened awareness and action. The full spectrum of who we are—the mandala of our being—radiates with wakefulness and compassion. In this inspiring day, Lama Tsultrim shares teachings, meditation, and exercises to apply these principles to our daily life.


Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Sarah Worzer at or at 303-245-4871 to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in these events.