Jul 26, 2018

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A conversation with prominent female teachers of Buddhism and meditation, hosted by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

“It has been one of my longstanding dreams to converse with female teachers of Buddhism and meditation, and now this dream has come true. Each of these prominent and knowledgeable Western scholars embodies qualities that are so much needed in this world, such as love and compassion.” — Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche


Lama Tsultrim Allione is an internationally known author and Buddhist teacher and the founder and resident teacher (lama) of Tara Mandala, an international Vajrayana Buddhist community. She is the author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict, and has just published her latest book, Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. Lama Tsultrim oversees Tara Mandala and guides thousands of students around the world. Learn more: about Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tara Mandala / about Wisdom Rising / Lama Tsultrim on Facebook


Sharon Salzberg is a world-renowned teacher who since 1974 has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the author of 10 books including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness; her seminal work, Lovingkindness; and her latest release, Real Love. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being and a contributor to Huffington Post, and hosts her own podcast, The Metta Hour, with 70+ episodes. Learn more: about Sharon Salzberg / Sharon Salzberg on Facebook

Traleg Khandro, wife of the late Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, is the president of E-Vam Buddhist Institute USA and the director of Rinpoche’s publishing arm, Shogam Publications. Khandro studied Buddhism under Traleg Rinpoche’s guidance for 30 years and has undertaken numerous long meditation retreats. At Rinpoche’s request Khandro also received training in traditional LuJong (Tibetan yoga) and is a qualified hatha yoga instructor. Khandro gives teachings on Buddhism and LuJong in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the United States, and Southeast Asia. Khandro has a degree in psychology. Learn more: about E-Vam Buddhist Institute / Traleg Khandro on Facebook


Anne Carolyn Klein, Ph.D./Lama Rigzin Drolma is a professor of religion at Rice University and a founding teacher at Dawn Mountain. The author/translator of seven books including Meeting the Great Bliss Queen: Buddhists, Feminists, and the Art of the Self and Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse, since 1970 she has studied and practiced in the Geluk, Nyingma and Bön traditions. In 2010 she was named Dorje Lopon by her renowned dzogchen teacher in Tibet. Her dharma teachings, centered in heart-essence dzogchen lineages, emphasize presence in the body and making friends with all our lived experience. This emphasis is also part of Dawn Mountain’s authorized and innovative Dzogchen Cycles program. Learn more: about Dawn Mountain / about Dzogchen Cycles / Anne Carolyn Klein on Facebook

Marcy Vaughn
has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for more than 40 years and is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Marcy earned her master’s degree in contemplative psychotherapy from Naropa University. She has a private therapy practice in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and is co-founder with husband Gabriel Rocco of Contemplative Arts Studio. Marcy is editor of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s books Tibetan Sound Healing, Awakening the Sacred Body, Awakening the Luminous Mind, and Spontaneous Creativity. She is a senior teacher in The 3 Doors Academy and teaches for Ligmincha International throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. Learn more: about Marcy Vaughn / Marcy Vaughn on Facebook