Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione is the bestselling author of Women of Wisdom, Feeding Your Demons and Wisdom Rising Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. She was the first American to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1970 in India and Nepal. She later disrobed and became a widely known Buddhist teacher and was recognized as the reincarnation of a great eleventh century woman teacher Machig Labdron.

Lama Tsultrim has written about Womens spirituality and Buddhism and has been outspoken about issues of patriarchy and the need for the presence of the feminine in Buddhism. Her bestselling book Feeding Your Demons has been the subject of several scientific studies and has been proven to be effective for depression, anxiety and addiction. Lama Tsultrim is the founder of Tara Mandala, a 700-acre retreat center near Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She received the “Outstanding Woman in Buddhism” award in 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Events with Lama Tsultrim Allione

Non-dual Awareness: An Exploration of Effortless Presence
August 9 - 14, 2024

“I gained so much for my meditation practice and feel so supported and somehow I feel different in the world since then. What I experienced cannot be put into words.” – Past participant We all have awakened presence within us which is created as a spark of bliss at the moment…