Robin Gayle

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 Robin Gayle

Minding the Gap: Inner Exploration of the Six Bardos — ONLINE
July 15 - 16, 2023

Weekend Retreat led by Robin Gayle, PhD, MDiv, MFT “In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears”  – (Natural Liberation, 1998) The bardo state has been characterized by various dharma teachers as…