Khandro Noble has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for almost twenty years and a dedicated student of Lama Tsultrim since 2010. Khandro serves as a Kalyanamitra, or spiritual friend, for the Tara Mandala community and leads the recently formed Tara Mandala satellite sangha in her home of Tucson, Arizona. It was in a bookstore at the age of 20, however, that she first encountered the Buddhist teachings. The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, with its cover image of the great cotton-clad yogi, immediately caught her eye and stirred a feeling of familiarity and significance. By the time she was half way through the book she had made the decision to devote the rest of her life to the study of these teachings. In 2000 Khandro sold everything she had and moved with her three dogs and two cats to Boulder, Colorado in order to pursue a BA in Buddhist Studies at Naropa University. She began her formal dharma practice in the Shambhala community drawn to the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and was a close student of Dr. Reggie Ray. Khandro eventually became a meditation instructor serving the Boulder Shambhala community until 2006. She first received transmission and instruction in the profound practice of Chöd from another heart teacher, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche in 2002. Because of a deep resonance and strong connection to the lineage and teachings of Machig Labdrön she made the decision to step fully into this stream by requesting to become a formal student of Lama Tsultrim Allione and enter the Gateway Program path. Khandro also has certifications in clinical herbalism, nutrition, and holistic skin care therapies. She is a mother and wife and holds these tantric practices as a householder yogini currently earning an MS Management degree and working in the resort spa industry. Khandro feels tremendous gratitude to have found Lama Tsultrim and her precious teachings in this lifetime and is honored to be a part of this vibrant, supportive community working together towards the realization of this path. May it be of benefit.