When the Iron Bird Flies, with Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lama Tsultrim was the first American woman to be ordained as a Tibetan nun by the 16th Karmapa. She talks about the impact of Tibetan Buddhism on American life after a special screening of When the Iron Bird Flies.
Ticket includes a Machig Labdron tour of the galleries at 5:15 PM.
About the Film
When the Iron Bird Flies traces the astounding path of one of the world’s great spiritual traditions from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of western culture and asks: In these increasingly chaotic modern times, can these age-old teachings help us find genuine happiness and create a saner, more compassionate 21st century world?
2012, USA, Victress Hitchcock, 96 min.
A Chariot Documentary Film produced by Victress Hitchcock & Amber Bemak
About the Speaker
Lama Tsultrim Allione is an author, internationally known Buddhist teacher, and the founder of Tara Mandala, a mountain retreat center on 700 acres south of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Lama Tsultrim was the first American woman to be ordained as a Tibetan nun by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa. At the age of 26, after four years as a nun, she returned her monastic vows, married, and raised three children. Lama Tsultrim earned a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies and Women’s Studies from Antioch University. She is the author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict which connects the knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism with modern life. This national bestseller is based on Lama Tsultrim’s pioneering five step process that is used to nurture the parts of ourselves which we normally fight against.
For many years, Lama Tsultrim has focused on the teachings of Dzog Chen and the lineage of Machig Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan yogini who founded the Chöd lineage. Lama Tsultrim’s teachings arise from the blessings of her many wonderful Tibetan teachers, her 40 years of practice and dedication to the Buddhist teachings, and her experience as a Western woman and mother.