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Teachers

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT has been a devoted student of Lama Tsultrim Allione since 1992. She has also studied with B. Alan Wallace for over two decades. Under the tutelage of B. Alan Wallace, she has studied Shamatha, The Four Applications of Mindfulness, Seven Point Mind Training, The Four Immeasurables, Dzogchen, and other practices for over two decades. She has received teachings from many other Tibetan teachers including Kalachakra and Dzogchen teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama in the late 1980’s. Polly is a certified Feeding Your Demons® Therapist and utilizes this process as a therapeutic life tool to assist clients in feeding rather than fighting their inner blocks to healing, growth and transformation. Polly opened her psychotherapy practice in 1986 in Truckee, CA, and Reno, NV. She leads the Tara Mandala Northern Sierra Sangha in downtown Truckee.

 

Authorized to teach:
Feeding Your Demons®
Five Dakini Mandala Meditation
Kapala Training Level I
Namkhai Norbu Chöd
Prajña Paramita Meditation
Three Yanas: Sutrayana Retreat

Contact: inneractiontherapy@gmail.com
Website: www.inneractiontherapy.com
Location: Truckee, California & Reno, Nevada

Events with Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

Niguma, Lady of Illusion Book Study
February 6, 2019

Please join Lama Sarah Harding, Polly Ryan and the Tara Mandala Northern Sierra Sangha in the exploration of the life and times of Niguma. Niguma, Lady of Illusion, translated with an introduction by Sarah Harding, provides a rare glimpse into feminine Buddhist history by bringing “to the forefront the life…

Three Yana Retreat
May 31, 2019

The Three Yana retreat will cover the historical and contemplative development of Buddhism involving a combination of meditation practice and daily teachings. During each section there will be noble silence and six hours of practice per day, as well as two hours of teachings by Tara Mandala Authorized Teachers. An…

Mahayana: Vast View, Open Heart
June 10, 2019

This retreat will explore new developments that took place during the Mahayana period, such as the Prajnaparamita Sutra, Madhyamaka and Yogacara philosophies, Buddha Nature, and the greater emphasis on compassionate motivation. Meditations on Tonglen, the Four Immeasurables, and the Six Paramitas will also be taught. During the retreat there will…