Teachers

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

Polly Ryan, MA, MFT, is a Tara Mandala senior teacher and has been a devoted student of Lama Tsultrim Allione since 1992. She has also studied with Lama Alan Wallace for over three decades. Under the tutelage of Lama Alan Wallace, she has studied Shamatha, The Four
Applications of Mindfulness, The Seven Point Mind Training, The Four Immeasurables, Dzogchen, and other practices. 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 trauma and dharma informed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Feeding Your Demons® Therapist. Her private psychotherapy practice in California and Nevada spans 38 years. She is a student in the Maygu, Gateway, and Ösel Nyingtig programs and leads the Tara Mandala Northern Sierra Sangha. She lives in the Sierra Mountain town of Truckee, California, and is the mother of two daughters and a son and has a granddaughter.

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

Sutrayana - Walking the Path to Genuine Happiness - ONLINE
June 1 - 7, 2023

Apply Buddhist Teachings and Meditation to Your Everyday Life Join us as we follow the path the Buddha walked to enhanced wisdom, inner peace, and joy in this foundational and immersive 7-day online program with Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher, Polly Ryan. Siddhartha, the historical Buddha, chose to leave his life…

Zhitro Daylong Practice Intensive – ONLINE
September 30, 2023

A Tara Mandala Daylong Practice Intensive – Online We invite you to join us for a day of community and deep practice as we connect with the simple and accessible practice of Zhitro.  In our society we often lack practices specifically designed to help someone who has died as they…