Lama Tsultrim Allione


Feeding Your Demons™

Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict

A Daylong Retreat

with Lama Tsultrim Allione

Sunday April 13

10am – 4:30pm
Santa Monica




Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, “Feeding Your Demons” is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows one to offer compassion and understanding to one’s own inner demons rather than engaging them in battle and struggle. This develops the potential for deep healing and allows the psyche to move from polarization toward integration. The process is of great benefit when working with a wide variety of both personal and collective demons including addictions, physical and mental illnesses, fear, anger, relationship challenges, and other dilemmas of modern life.


This healing daylong is suitable for all.


Cost: Sliding Scale of $65-108 (no additional dana). Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less.



$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend half price. Please Click Here for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.
Some scholarships and work-study is available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Lama Tsultrim Allione, author and international teacher, founded Tara Mandala with her late husband, David Petit, in 1994. Tara Mandala was inspired by a vision she had of a Western retreat center, while living in the Himalayas in the 1970s. Today Lama Tsultrim serves as Tara Mandala’s spiritual director and resident teacher. 


Lama Tsultrim was one of the first American women to be ordained as a Tibetan nun in 1970 by the 16th Karmapa. At the age of 26, after four years as a nun, she returned her monastic vows, married, and raised three children. Lama Tsultrim earned a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies and Women’s Studies from AntiochUniversity and she is the author of Women of Wisdom, a groundbreaking book about the lives of great female Tibetan practitioners. 


Lama Tsultrim also authored Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict (Little Brown Co. 2008), a book that connects the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism with the Western concept of the psyche, addressing major cultural issues and the roots of our suffering. This National Bestseller is based on Lama Tsultrim’s pioneering technique using five steps to nurture the parts of ourselves that we usually fight. 


For many years, Lama Tsultrim has focused her teachings on the lineage of Machig Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan yogini who founded the Chöd lineage. In 2007, while leading a pilgrimage to Tibet, she was recognized as an emanation of Machig Labdrön by the resident Lama of Zangri Khangmar (Machig’s monastery in Tibet). In 2009 she was selected by an esteemed committee of scholars and practitioners to receive the international Outstanding Woman in Buddhism Award given in Bangkok, Thailand. Lama Tsultrim’s teachings arise from the blessings of her many wonderful Tibetan Buddhist teachers, her 40-year dedication to the Buddhist teachings, and her experience as a Western woman. To read more about Lama Tsultrim Allione go to:



This daylong will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. Click HERE for info about the Santa Monica Center.