The original tradition of Buddhism, known as Theravadan, continues to flourish around the world today. In the First Century BCE, a split began to develop between those who believed in strict adherence to the teachings of the Buddha (the Theravadans), and others who saw this as inflexible and difficult to come to terms with (unless you were a monk).

The movement to bring Buddhism to the "common people" gained in popularity
and lead to the development of Mayahana Buddhism.

Mahayana Buddhism has emerged as a more accessible interpretation of Buddhism, known as the "Greater Vehicle" (literally, the "Greater Ox-Cart"). Mahayana is a path available to people from all walks of life.

While Theravada Buddhists strive to become perfected saints who have attained enlightenment and nirvana, Mahayana Buddhists hope to become enlightened - but postpone nirvana to help others gain the peace and knowledge to attain it as well.  This was, after all, the way Buddha became enlightened.

Mahayana Buddhists teach that enlightenment can be attained in this lifetime, and this can be accomplished by any who are willing. Experience the peace of heart and mind through Mayahana with Tammy Pliego and read what others have to say about her practice.

About Tammy Pliego

Tammy has been interested in the creative function of energy since the early-1970s.
She received her Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA),
in Mexico City and has studied with numerous healers, artists, Qigong  Masters and therapists
as she has practiced and mastered the art of energetic healing.

Her office is located in Downtown Littleton, Colorado where she teaches at the
The Awareness Education Center.

Tammy conducts seminars around the country, and uses
her love for art to deepen her appreciation for symbolic expression,
believing “The Art of living is the highest Art”.

Guided Meditation

Treat yourself to this totally relaxing and unique experience. Feel built-up tension leave your  body while you get in tune with your inner consciousness to gain insights, inner knowledge . . . and oneness.

Mind Body and Spirit

This mediation class will focus primarily on healing the mind / body / spirit through the use of energy. This hour-long session will begin with stretching exercises and deep breathing that will open key meridians to further relax the mind and body.   Tammy will then demonstrate how "energy" works through different healing systems: "Tong Ren", "singing balls", and "taping" for specific healing needs.

During the next portion of the session, Tammy will lead you through a meditation filled with intuition, wisdom, and spiritual guidance that is part of a complete healing system for the mind, body and soul. This session is especially helpful for reducing stress, anxiety, fear, depression, auto-immune and other ailments without the use of drugs.

The Power of Meditation

"The practice of meditation is one of my most important beliefs, and I know that the power of meditation can transform lives."

I have spent many hours exploring, examining and experimenting with various kinds of meditation and I have been blessed to learn from many masters. This includes styles taught by Amma Sri Karunamayi, The Dali Lama, Brian Wise, Tony Robbins, James Rey
and many others.

Meditation is the most powerful way to reduce stress in one's life and help create peace of mind and when regularly practiced, creates and enhances a whole-brain thinking, increases mental abilities, stimulates creativity, and helps sharpen focus and concentration. Meditation also helps protect us from serious physical and emotional problems that are typically caused by stress.

Skeptical? Many have been skeptical until they tried it in a proper setting with the right teacher or guide. Please give me one hour of your time to guide you through an incredibly peaceful meditation. You will - experience complete relaxation - be happier and more peaceful - be more compassionate, and more at ease.

My life has been transformed as a result of my daily practice of meditation and I constantly encourage my students to be committed to their mediation and to living a better life.

Tarot Readings

Tammy Pliego is an acclaimed psychic medium who has captivated audiences and clients throughout the Rocky Mountain Region, as well as Coast to Coast and in Mexico and Europe for more than two decades.

Tammy helps guide her clients into a more energized and honest exploration of their inner feelings by offering a deeper connection through her own unique sensory gifts, and this down to earth approach has earned her a loyal following.

Information and Comfort

Tammy’s out-of-body experiences, communications and interaction with those on the ‘other side’ began at age 10 and have both nourished and educated her about living life to the fullest.

Her mission and passion is channeled into her work as a psychic and medium, and this enables her to bring information, comfort and hope to others.


Tammy is a graduate of the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy. She has experience assisting her clients with weight control, motivation, phobias, smoking, and insomnia. She has had success in diminishing or relieving discomfort from asthma, hay fever and other medical problems (upon a doctor’s referral).

In the First Step during the initial interview, Tammy and the subject will begin building rapport and set the intentions of the session. The level of success achieved in sessions is often determined in this stage.

  • Tammy will then ask about lifestyle information and whatever else might be
    relevant and necessary. 
  • Then there will be a discussion about the primary issues, including when this or
    other issues escalated into a problem, when it is not a problem, when it is worse,
    when it is better, in what ways does it affect the subject, and how would
    the client like it to be different. 
  • From this, realistic performance goals are set. 
  • And finally, Tammy will gather key words, phrases and metaphors that can be useful
    during the session to help the subject formulate his or her own suggestions.

Myths and Facts About Hypnotherapy

  • Hypnosis is Caused by the power of the Hypnotist – and Hypnotists Work Miracles
    • Fascinating and amazing things may occur during hypnosis, however this is due to the willingness of the subject.
  • Only Certain Kinds of people can be Hypnotized
    • In practice, there are definitely certain individuals who are more difficult to induce into hypnosis than others, and this can mean they are less capable of being hypnotized.
  • Once the subject has become Hypnotized,
    one can no longer resist it and surrenders his or her personal will
    • This is, of course, not true. If a subject chooses not to go into a hypnotic condition, for whatever reason, then he or she will not.
  • One is asleep or unconscious when in a hypnotic state
    • Hypnosis is not sleep! Although there is decreased physical activity, increased muscle relaxation, slowed breathing, and so forth, the subject is both relaxed and mentally alert while maintaining a level of awareness of what is going on around him or her.

Energy Work

There is a good chance you may be out of balance because of constantly juggling all of the mental, emotional and physical responsibilities that fill your life - from sunrise to sunset. Even without meaning to, it is easy to let your body fall out of its fragile balancing act.

Few people really take adequate care of themselves. Many women are caregivers who are looking after children, aging adults, and their own careers or relationships.  And many men in today's world are also juggling careers and family duties more than ever before.

All of these things can be demanding, so escaping to a spa and getting a massage is one of the best ways to step into another world.  Afterward, you'll be ready to re-enter the everyday world of stress and strain because you have stepped outside temporarily to take a breather. 

When you get a massage, your body and mind wake up! Even though the massage feels totally relaxing, by the time you leave, you will feel more alert and fresh than you have in a long time. Massage rids your mind of distractions and helps you get in tune with healthy feelings both physical and emotional, regenerating sapped power reserves to give you energy for the rest of the day.

Balance Your Body, Mind . . .

The benefits of massage encompass many areas of life –– including physical, emotional, and even social needs. Massage is much more than a touch. Massage can enhance your life in ways you never thought possible. 

A  massage can relax stiff muscles that may be causing tension headaches. It can help to free your mind of stressful events or difficult emotions, at least temporarily. Receiving a massage puts the focus on you and the present - taking you away from the problems of the past, present or future. Through massage you can temporarily detach yourself from various challenges and problems while resting in my care as I roll the tension right out of your body.

Massage creates a sense of well-being that can make anyone feel better. It is nearly impossible to stay in a bad mood for long during one of my massages as I help release the natural substances from the brain that evoke a sense of calm and pleasure.

Art Expression

Finding the colors for the Soul
. . . to find the voice of the Soul

The inspiration for me to integrate art in the practice of healing came when I was a student of the INBA, in Mexico City, more than twenty years ago. It was at that time I learned about and identified with Frida Kahlo, the renowned Mexican artist. She and I have taken similar journeys at various points in our lives. This has connected me to her at the deepest levels.

Having spent large amounts of time in hospitals in Mexico and the U.S. - beginning as a young child at age five and throughout my adult years - my study of various art forms has, without question, helped enhance my healing process. This long journey with art as my companion has brought me a sense of life's beauty with color, design, and shapes that elevate the spirit in ways that heal the body and the soul.

Exploring creativity, healing & awareness through art.
Inspiring others to create.

Art can be used by people who experience illness, trauma, or any challenge in life. The process of creating art can be very beneficial because it increases our awareness of the self and of others as we cope with various symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences. Our cognitive abilities are enhanced, broadened and cultivated through the pure enjoyment that comes from the pleasures of making and studying art . . . in every form and modality.

I have taught art for the last 25 years to people of all ages, cultures, ethic backgrounds, and have done so using my linguistic skills in Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese. I teach to individuals, couples, families, groups, neighborhoods / communities, outreach programs, schools, wellness centers, open studios and independent practices. I have also used my artistic skills as a professional Face and Body painter . . . for celebrations, events and parties, as well as a tool for the personal healing process of individuals.

The benefits of art are broad and can raise our quality of life by helping us improve attitudes about our mental & emotional situations, as well as even helping our physical bodies regain balance and order.   Art - creativity - can offer benefits for a wide spectrum of health disorders, diseases and disabilities.

Tong Ren Therapy

In Chinese, Tong means "bronze" and Ren means "person". Tong and Ren together translate to "a bronze doll". The first Tong Ren (bronze doll) was built about 500 years ago by doctor Dr. Wang Wei Yi, a doctor of Chinese Medicine. Its purpose was for acupuncture education and training.

Tom Tam's Tong Ren Therapy is centered around the use of an acupuncture human model, Tong Ren, and when that is combined with qi (or "chi" - that comes from the collective unconscious) to perform energy healing this results in improved health.

During a Tong Ren Healing treatment, the collective unconscious energy is accessed through our own qi and can be used to provide healing. The qi traverses through your body's meridians and removes obstructions or blockages in order to allow healing. The important part is that qi is an intelligent force and it regulates body functions and automatically finds the balance that the body needs.

Tom Tam's Tong Ren Therapy

  • Tom Tam is a writer, poet, and healer. Born in Tai Shan, China, he came to the United States in 1975 as a political refugee. Since 1982, he has been practicing acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Chi Gong healing with great success.
  • Tom Tam is a licensed acupuncturist in Massachusetts and has practiced acupuncture in Chinatown, Boston for 25 years.
  • In 1984, Tom trained his students in acupuncture and Tui Na in the Boston area.
  • In the 1990s, Tom formed his own healing system, and wrote the Tom Tam Healing System (1995). Also he wrote a Chinese healing book, An Zhen – The Palpitation Diagnosis (2005). This book combined the western and eastern medical knowledge to form a new theory for understanding and healing difficult diseases.

Individual or Group Healing

Tammy is a licensed Tong Ren practitioner and helps you to learn how to access the collective unconscious (qi) and apply energy to each treatment point.   This is an hour long session and will begin with some very effective Qigong exercises that will open key meridians to further relax the mind and body, followed by meditation.

Tammy will then demonstrate how "Energy" works using a healing system as Tong Ren,
for specific healing needs that individuals request.


Crystal Boese

I've been attending Tammy Pliego's weekly Guided Meditation Group are nearly two years, and I can honestly say that these groups have profoundly changed my life for the better.  Prior to these groups, I used to get emotionally upset easily, and often experienced anxiety attacks and periods of depression.  I've since become a happier person, I'm much calmer emotionally and my overall health has improved.  I regard Tammy as a truly gifted intuitive, with a natural ability to help others help themselves.  Therefore, I highly recommend these groups to anyone who wishes to improve their life.

Antonio Robles

Tammy Pliego has helped immensely through many years of friendship.  She has helped me achieve another level of piece of mind with her meditations and readings.  She has helped me maintain my direction spiritualy and in mind.  My goals have been better defined because of it.

Anita Johnston, PhD.

A true renaissance woman, Tammy is gifted in so many ways. In all that she does, Tammy's heart comes through her work with a clarity and compassion that touches the soul of those who are fortunate to know her. 


author, Eating in the Light of the Moon

Linda Rinelli

Tammy's caring concern for others and her perceptions can be life changing.


Ralph G. Mendes, Ph.D. - Psychologist

“...It is my professional opinion that Tammy Pliego H. has the unique ability to develop rapid on-going rapport with the client, as well as having a keen sense of client emotional status and an ability to help the client express and deal with emotional fear and feelings of being alone. She greatly helped my daughter become a cancer survivor…”   

Rachelle Williams, Student, Stanford University

“…Since working with Tammy, I have learned to love myself with pride…”