Mar 14

Upcoming Ösel Nyingtig Onsite and Online Offerings

“The blessings of these treasures are so fresh, the warm breath of the Dakini is still upon them!”

~ A.dzom Rinpoche

With great blessings and auspicious timing, we are excited to offer new Ösel Nyingtig retreats, which includes our inaugural, Ösel Nyingtig Gathering 2023, on the land at Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Colorado.
The Ösel Nyingtig is a fresh stream that forms a traditional Tibetan Buddhist cycle of teachings and practices, and is offered as a multi-year program for dedicated practitioners who desire a profound and direct path to realization.
This recently revealed terma cycle carries incredible blessings for swiftly traversing the path to enlightenment. It connects us not only with the luminous presence of Guru Rinpoche, but also with Yeshe Tsogyal.
The Ösel Nyingtig has been a closely guarded practice by those who initially received it in 2002. With unwavering devotion to A.dzom Rinpoche, in the summer of 2020, Lama Tsultrim Allione and her son Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje started to teach the profound dharma treasures of the Ösel Nyingtig. Each year, those who have committed to the Ösel Nyingtig cycle receive further teachings and practices from it … To read more about this long-term program, click here »
We are happy to announce three new Ösel Nyingtig retreats, taking us deeper into the stream, and strengthening the community of practitioners on this path. Browse these offerings below.

Ösel Nyingtig Gathering

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje • August 4 – 10

Onsite Retreat in Colorado

Our vision is to be on the land, the Ösel Nyingtig “tersa” (earth where terma is revealed) to meet each other in person finally. Early August is a beautiful time on the land to practice together, cultivate community and feel the blessings of the land where this terma was first discovered. Tulku Ösel will be teaching in person while Lama Tsultrim will be offering her teachings via broadcast to the students in this retreat … Read more »

Ösel Nyingtig Cycle: Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje • August 5 – 9

Virtual Retreat

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 White Tsogyal known as The Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss has the potency to bless us so that we can completely overcome all the deluded appearances of samsara and nirvana without exception by bringing forth naturally occurring primordial wisdom and great bliss … Read more »

Ösel Nyingtig Cycle: Special Instructions of the Exceedingly Secret Tröma – Part 1

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje • August 7 – 10

Virtual Retreat

In this retreat we will begin to offer the Special Instruction on the Exceedingly Secret Tröma, known as the Perfection of Secret Primordial Wisdom. Observing the sequence found in this text we will begin this special method for accomplishing secret primordial wisdom by offering the preliminary practices associated with Tröma Nagmo. Followed by the first of five instructions for purifying deluded awareness and appearances … Read more »


Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione is the bestselling author of Women of Wisdom (1984), Feeding Your Demons (2008), and Wisdom Rising Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine (2018). Lama Tsultrim is the founder of Tara Mandala, a 700-acre retreat center with the three-story temple and library dedicated to the divine feminine in the Buddhist tradition near Pagosa Springs, in southwest Colorado. She leads a vibrant international community with over forty groups around the world. Born in New England, she traveled to Asia in her late teens and in 1970 at the age of 22 in Bodhgaya, India she became the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun … Read more »

Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje

Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje was born in Rome, Italy in 1980 to an Italian filmmaker, Costanzo Allione, and Lama Tsultrim Allione. From birth, he was exposed to the Dharma throughout his childhood, and in his early twenties became a serious practitioner once he met his root Guru, completing four years of solitary retreat. He also holds a master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from Kathmandu University. He was recognized by A.dzom Rinpoche as the reincarnation of the great 8th-century yogi Yudra Nyingpo in 2003, this was kept secret until 2019 when he was formally enthroned by A.dzom Rinpoche. He was enthroned by Lama Tsultrim in 2019 as Dorje Gyalstab (Vajra Regent) of Tara Mandala and is now resident Lama at Tara Mandala, as well as being a member of the Board of Trustees and Prajna Council. He lives there with his wife Cady and two sons and teaches nationally and internationally … Read more »

We look forward to sharing this gathering and deeper journey into the Ösel Nyingtig with you.

~With Blessings,
Tara Mandala

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