Dec 06

Cutting Through Privilege – Upcoming Offerings With Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer

“Chöd is about practicing fearlessly and realizing the unity of samsara and nirvana.” ~ Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer

The practice of Chöd cuts through that which inhibits us from freedom. This is not only important for internal “demons,” but especially for societal and communal demons. The upcoming offerings with Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer will be a special time for us to engage in personal and social transformation. Please join us for these events:
In this video, Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer explains how Chöd holds us in unity of samsara and nirvana. To watch, click on the video below.
The Chöd: From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Virtual Retreat will take place over the course of two consecutive weekends in January. The special Dharma Talk on Monday, January 17, will be in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is included as part of this retreat. This is a required retreat for the Magyu: The Mother Lineage Program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

In this retreat you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the Chöd practice and melodies as transmitted and taught by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.
  • Learn about the life and teachings of the great yogini, Machig Labdrön, who established the Chöd practice.

To learn more about this virtual retreat, click here »


Reject White Privilege, Confront Anti-Blackness, Manifest Equity – Virtual Dharma Talk • January 17

How do we sustain the momentum toward elevation, higher consciousness, and a more equitable world? How do we have the courage to confront within ourselves the hidden pockets of privilege, our woundedness and confidently step out against the rise of anti-Blackness around the world? How do we successfully envision a world that has at its core the value of fairness and equity among all people? Dharma provides a path, and we can turn to the Great Mother for guidance, courage and wisdom which propels us to articulate her fierce compassionate action in ourselves, families, and communities. We can no longer live in denial of the injustice that is present everywhere. Let’s spend some time reaching out to her and answering her call for equity and justice.

This talk will be offered via the Zoom platform. It will take place on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 3:30-5:00pm MT … Learn more »


Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer

Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S., Tara Mandala Senior Teacher, has been practicing Chöd for 31 years and has assisted Lama Tsultrim on many Chöd retreats. She has co-taught Chöd since 2013 with Lama Tsultrim and Löpon Chandra Easton. She has also taught and led Chöd Practices for the NYC Tara Mandala Sangha which she leads. In October 2012, she received the Chod Empowerment from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje. She leads a monthly BBIPOC meditation practice for Tara Mandala. Karla is a founder of Sine Qua Non: Allies in Healing, an Integrative Therapy Practice in New York City. She is an adjunct Professor in the Women’s & Gender Studies Department and the Africana Studies Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Karla is an initiated priest in the West African system of Ifa.

We look forward to you joining us in cutting through our demons and exploring a reality that benefits all beings.

~With Blessings,
Tara Mandala

Video Photo Credits: 1, 3 (Kirian Regan) – 2 (Laurie Pearce Bauer) – 4 (J. Brownlee)
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