Lopön Robin Gayle

Lopön Robin Gayle, PhD, MDiv, MFT has undergraduate and graduate degrees/publications in theology, psychology, and east-west studies. She is a Tara Mandala authorized Feeding Your Demons® psychotherapist in private practice in Marin County, CA, and currently serves as Professor and Chair of Counseling Psychology at Dominican University of California, and Research Scientist for the Center for Contemplative Research in Crestone, Colorado.  Her interest in Buddhism began in 1986 with teachings and an empowerment by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, followed by Kalachakra & Dzogchen teachings by H. H. Dalai Lama, Longchen Nyngtig, Rinchen Terzod, and Kamma cycles with Ven. Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche, intensive Shamatha, Vipassana, Lojong, and Dzogchen retreats with B. Alan Wallace, and teachings and empowerments by Ven. Gyaltrul Rinpoche, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, Drubpon Lama Karma, and Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.  Robin met Lama Tsultrim Allione in 1991, subsequently went on pilgrimage with her to several power places around the world learning dakini and Chöd practices, and has assisted Lama Tsultrim in numerous retreats. Robin recently completed the 10 year Gateway Program at Tara Mandala:  Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self Liberation of Clinging) which consists of all the practices done in the traditional Vajrayana three-year solitary retreat but adapted for the modern practitioner living in the world. She is one of the principal teachers for the Tara Mandala Bay Area Sangha where she offers study in Jigme Lingpa’s Treasury of Precious Qualities, Feeding Your Demons, Wisdom Rising, and leads the Machig Lapdrön Opening the Gate to Space practice.

Authorized to teach:
Feeding Your Demons®
Five Dakini Mandala Meditation
Wisdom Rising Mandala Meditation
Lojong (Mind Training)
Awakening Bodhicitta
Trauma Recovery for Practitioners (Teacher Training)

Email: robin.gayle@me.com
Website: www.robingayle.com
Location: Kentfield, California

Events with Lopön Robin Gayle

Journey through the Dharmata: Understanding The Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (online)
July 27 - 28, 2024

“The display of the awakened state is filled with the imagery of light. Rays of light, clouds of light, circles and spheres and points of light: shimmering, glowing, sparkling, dazzling; blazing masses of fire, rings of flame, and shooting sparks all appear spontaneously out of emptiness, displaying the nature of…