Jun 18

How Can We Connect More With Nature?

Grounding In Sacred Land

“It is by empowering the sacred feminine and by listening to the earth as she tries to communicate with us that we will ultimately heal.”

~ Lama Tsultrim Allione, from her book Wisdom Rising
We are of the earth. Whether you are beginning your spiritual journey, or a little deeper on your path, the earth brings new life into your practice.
How can we be more grounded in the sacred land of the earth and of our hearts? May this email inspire transformation in your being, and a more intimate bond with Mother Nature.

Onsite Retreats in Colorado

We are so happy to welcome you to the land again in 2023! Take the time to immerse in nature, wisdom teachings, and nourishing practices.

Integration With the Elements

As Lama Tsultrim says “Nature is Home.” Isn’t it wonderful that wherever we may be, we can always return to wholeness through being with nature?
A meditation that Lama Tsultrim has developed is called “Integration With the Elements”. The inspiration for this practice comes from the Tibetan word “jyor”, which means “to join with.” In this meditation we are joining with nature.
This 3 min video is a brief teaching from Lama Tsultrim on integrating with the elements. You will be able to hear the rest of this teaching on her new podcast Wisdom Rising with Lama Tsultrim Allione, available June 27th on your streaming service. To watch this video, click on the video below.

Learning More at Your Own Pace

Below, we feature three Self-Paced Online Programs that help you develop a more intimate connection with Mother Nature.

Wisdom Rising

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

Explore the mandala principle and its importance to western and eastern psychology, and be guided through the development of the feminine in Buddhism. In this program, Lama Tsultrim goes into great detail about the elements and how we can recognize them in our emotions and other characteristics in and around us … Read more »

Riwo Sangchö

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Anna Raithel

Sang is one of the most quintessentially Tibetan practices in Buddhism, having been a part of indigenous Tibetan culture for millennia. While the outer benefits of connecting with the spirits of nature, and creating auspiciousness and removing obstacles, are most commonly spoken about, the true inner meaning of the ritual unveils profound pith instructions for Dzogchen practice … Read more »

Green Tara

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Magyu Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

This is a great course for beginners to understand ‘deity’ practice in Buddhism. Green Tara is known as the Tara of nature, and the Tara of the forest. She sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot in the world, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life … Read more »

Touching the Earth Each Day

In our latest blog post, we feature a touching article about nature, from guest writer and Sangha member Denise Williams:
“Everyday is indeed Earth Day, as we touch and nurture real and symbolic connections with our mother Earth. She is our ever present witness, an amazing mentor, embracing each of us as we may reflect the ground of being in every atom in us, under our feet and across the sky …”
To read the full blog post, click here »
May we all share our reverence for nature together!

~ With Blessings,
Tara Mandala

Photos: Header (Josh Brownlee)
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