Robin Gayle

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Robin Gayle has undergraduate and graduate degrees 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.  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 and Rinchen Terzod 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 and Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.  Robin met Lama Tsultrim Allione in 1991 and subsequently went on pilgrimage with her to several power places around the world learning dakini and Chöd practices. Robin offers study in Jigme Lingpa’s Treasury of Precious Qualities, Feeding Your Demons® , the Dakini Mandala, and she leads the Machig Lapdrön Opening the Gate to Space practice in Marin County, CA     Authorized to teach: Feeding Your Demons® Five Dakini Mandala Meditation Lojong (Mind Training) Study of Jigme Lingpa’s Treasury of Precious Qualities   Email: Website: Location: Kentfield, California


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This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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