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Teachers

Tulku Ösel Dorje

From his own personal retreat practice, Ösel Dorje has gained a strong appreciation for the importance of developing a deep understanding of the philosophical side of Buddhist study, while bringing it to life through meditation experience.
Inspired by stories of realized masters of the past, Ösel Dorje has spent time traveling throughout the Himalayas meditating in the sacred caves and power places of Guru Rinpoche. He has done 4 years of strict retreat, completed five ngöndros (the foundational practices) and the traditional Lama, Yidam and Khandro practices from the Longchen Nyingtig and Ösel Dorje Sangdzod terma cycles. As a wandering yogi, he completed a traditional 108 charnel ground chöd pilgrimage in Ladakh. Throughout his retreats he has been guided by his root teachers Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, Sang-ngag Rinpoche, and his mother Lama Tsultrim Allione. He is enthusiastic about Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist history, and biographies of realized yogis and yoginis. He holds a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from Kathmandu University and is currently working on a PhD. Ösel Dorje was enthroned as the Dorje Gyaltsab (Vajra Regent) of Tara Mandala in 2019.

Events with Tulku Ösel Dorje

Ösel Nyingtig: Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana Retreat - VIRTUAL RETREAT
July 9, 2021

In this retreat we will continue to go deeper into the dakini world of Yeshe Tsogyal. The auspicious interdependence that was set in motion in last year’s The Excellent Path of Great Bliss of the Dakini Ngöndro is brought to fruition in this practice. This Sadhana or Means for Accomplishing…

Ösel Nyingtig: Dakini Ngöndro Accomplishment Ceremony - VIRTUAL RETREAT
July 9, 2021

Tara Mandala invites all practitioners who maintained their Dakini Ngöndro daily practice since July 9, 2020 to this special Accomplishment Ceremony with Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje as an opportunity to gather as a community to recognize and honor the effort of completing this year-long commitment. This ceremony…

Ösel Nyingtig Cycle: Tröma Chöd - VIRTUAL RETREAT
December 2, 2021

In this retreat we will learn the supreme form of generosity, the practice of Chöd from the Ösel Nyingtig.  This mind treasure, known as the ‘Self-Liberation of Ego Clinging,’ is Bhagavati Tröma Nagmo’s ultimate practice of Chöd which was revealed by A.dzom Rinpoche at Tara Mandala.  The teachings on this…