Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22 by H.H. the 16th Karmapa. She was the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Karma Kagyu lineage. After living in the Himalayan region for several years she returned her vows and became the mother of three, while continuing to study and practice Buddhism, particularly focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdron and Dzogchen teachings. In 1993, Lama Tsultrim founded Tara Mandala, a 700-acre center in southwest Colorado where an extraordinary three-story temple in the form of a mandala, dedicated to the sacred feminine in Buddhism has been constructed and consecrated. In 2007 while traveling in Tibet she was recognized as an emanation of Machig Labdron at the historic seat of Machig Zangri Khangmar by the resident lama. This recognition was confirmed by several other lamas, and in 2012 she was given the Machig Labdron empowerment by HH the 17th Karmapa.
A unique art experience bringing healing, awareness, and transformation to those who have been victims of emotional, sexual, and physical trauma – so they can step into the powerful women they truly are and THRIVE.
I AM YOU. YOU ARE ME. I SEE YOU.
Sawubona, meaning, “I see you” in Zulu, is a live performance exercise that will bring 10 young women and 10 powerful leaders in Los Angeles toe-to-toe and face-to-face in a guided silent exercise allowing them to see each other. These women have been through difficult situations in life, but are able to show each other than what they have been through does not define them, that a life of thriving is possible, and that they are as powerful as they choose to be.
The event will also give attendees, men, and women, an opportunity to step into their truth and power and discover that I am you and you are me as they participate in an interactive art experience with artwork, photographs, art installations, and film.
Come to join us for an evening you are likely to never forget.
“She generally was emotionally and physically abusive. From the moment I can remember, she was throwing at me like, ‘Oh, I saved your life. You were riddled with disease. You were going to die. You were from a super poor orphanage. You owe me for the roof over your head, the clothes I give you.’ So, she always threw that at me and I think adoption is such as a beautiful, beautiful thing. And, she kind of turned it into a very ugly, ugly thing.”
Thank you for being a part of Sawubona, Women of Courage!
We would love to know more about you to share with our audience to help inspire and empower other women. Please answer any or all of the following questions:
Please answer in complete sentences:
What opened up for you as a result of the guided visualization?
I saw a window of opportunity which showed me the things I deeply desire to accomplish in my life. The things which are hidden deep inside myself manifested as pictures, and it gave me courage to go what I deeply feel is mine. Something I have been thinking about and seeing, but I always have been waiting for the right moment to arrive. Suddenly, I felt so confident and happy at the same time.
What has been the biggest hurdle you have had to overcome to get where you are today?
My life has always been about overcoming obstacles and dealing with things which are not me. I had to become strong warrior and believer that anything is possible with persistence and clear vision of what I want to accomplish in my life. The war inside me was my biggest obstacle I had to deal with before I was able to get where I am today.
What does it mean for you to be a woman of courage?
Woman of courage is the one who never gives up on her dreams and hopes no matter how difficult life can be. The kind of woman who is strong and powerful and nothing can stands on her way.
What would you tell your younger self in one of your lowest times knowing what you know now?
Dear Dianna, please love yourself and never compromise yourself and put yourself second and do the things which makes you. Do not allow anyone to tell you otherwise, you know what is best for you.
Do you have anything else you would like to share about your experience to help other women find their strength to thrive in life?
Always listen to your inner voice in every situation, this is your best friend. Find time for yourself, do the things which makes you and love yourself.
Morrighan Lynne is a renowned Spiritual Medium, Psychic Empath, Clairvoyant, Intuitive Coach, Ordained Minister, Paranormal Investigator, and published Author. With a fiery gypsy soul and an eclectic approach to spirituality, she supports the ever-evolving human with compassion, straight-forwardness, and loving accountability. Morrighan’s specialties are in Shadow Work and supporting the Empaths of the world in discovering their superpowers. As a professional speaker, she has held 100’s of workshops, classes, galleries, and speaking engagements all with the intention of supporting the human in remembering their truest alignment. Her new book is called “The Spirited Human; Proactive Tools for a Reactive World.” Filled with personal stories, comedic ah-has, and practical spiritual teachings, The Spirited Human is the handbook for us all. Part instruction manual for being human and part road map for navigating the soul, Morrighan Lynne takes you on a journey back to your true self. For more information, you can find her at www.morrighanlynne.com.
Los Angeles – based award-winning filmmaker, artist, and photographer, Sasha Marie Speer, explores the threads that connect humans to each other, nature, and themselves. In her 2018 exhibitions, Speer highlights what it means to be a powerful woman in today’s fast-paced, quickly evolving world.
‘Simple, there are 6,700 women living unsheltered on our streets by official count. By unofficial count, including the women crashing on couches and sleeping in cars, we probably have over 30,000 women in the city of Los Angeles and over 50,000 in Los Angeles county. These women are continuously exposed to extreme violence,sex crimes, and the weather.’ Mel Tillekeratne
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I was so honored to be able to speak today and most importantly have these brave women next to me. It was an honor and privilege to be able to share my story and make an impact. This is just a beginning of our journey, WE are here to make the necessary change so no woman would ever suffer again. #SheDoes
These are our #SheDoes Warriors who spoke today at the Measure H fund allocation hearing. These #SheDoes Warriors not only spoke, but 5 shared their personal stories of surviving sexual assault, rape, homelessness and mental illness. They spoke as women who conquered insurmountable odds who are now advocating for those whose voices are being ignored. The panel started on a light note but after hearing these #SheDoes Warriors, the mood changed from happy to somber to an atmosphere of how do we help our homeless mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers. Our speakers humanized a dehumanized population using their own experiences.
One of the moderators behind the panel kept wiping away tears & afterward many came up to our group and thanked us for the impact our speakers made. What #SheDoes will achieve beyond sheltering the first 1000 women is humanizing and changing the way people see homeless women.
That is the power of the hashtag #SheDoes. That is the difference you make every time you comment #SheDoes. If it hasn’t occurred to you yet, please know that what you are doing is changing the way Angelenos see homeless women from drug addicts & failures to showing them as our mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers!