About Tara Mandala
Tara Mandala is a vibrant international Buddhist Community with groups around the world. It was established in 1993 by Lama Tsultrim Allione and her late husband, David Petit, to foster the development of innate wisdom for the benefit of all beings.
The heart of the community is the 700-acre retreat center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, home to the deepest mineral hot springs in the world. We offer a complete path of meditation practice, study, and deep retreat in the tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. Tara Mandala is guided by Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Women of Wisdom, Feeding Your Demons, and Wisdom Rising. Lama Tsultrim has studied Tibetan Buddhism under traditional teachers for more than 45 years.