Tara Mandala Blog
Feb 12

Societal Awakening: Tara Mandala Retreats and Scholarships

“The wisdom of discernment carries with it a quality of empathetic concern and caring for others and profound insight into the nature of reality.”

~ Lama Tsultrim Allione, from her book Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine.

This season we are pleased to offer programs dedicated to our societal awakening. This includes retreats that highlight more in-depth explorations around race, gender and power. We invite you to take this opportunity to explore how these topics impact your life, nourish your practice, and help generate positive change in our communities. Join us for these recommended retreats.

Please also read below for details on our Scholarship programs.

Undoing Patriarchy & Embodying Sacred Masculinity

With Lama Rod Owens • May 13 – 16

By examining our relationship to violence and domination, power, femininity, love, and sexuality we can illuminate how patriarchal expressions of self create suffering for all of us as we begin to develop a relationship to a more sacred masculinity. Open to those who identify as male and/or male bodied. We offer our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship fund as a resource for anyone with financial limitations to make it possible to attend. Read more »

Skin Out, Skin In:

Uncovering the Roots of Racism and Oppression through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
With JoAnna Hardy and Erin Treat • May 20 – 24

By connecting to how the roots of racism and oppression can arise within ourselves, we can more effectively and compassionately connect to how they arise in other people. We extend a special invitation to people of color and those across the diverse gender spectrum. We offer our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship fund as a resource for anyone with financial limitations to make it possible to attend. Read more »

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship

The Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Council and Scholarship Fund was established at Tara Mandala in 2015 seeded through a generous donation by an anonymous donor. Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Scholarships are for people of color and/or those who are underrepresented due to their gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, and ethnicity and those in need of financial support … Read more and apply »

Wisdom Rising Retreats

Lama Tsultrim’s Wisdom Rising message is a “medicine for our times.” Tara Mandala’s 2020 Wisdom Rising Retreats take us through a journey to investigate our encumbered patterns and how we can transform these patterns into wisdom to be of benefit to our world. Browse these retreats below.

Journey into the Dakini Mandala: A Meditation and Writing Retreat

With Karla Jackson-Brewer and Ranjini George • May 20 – 24

We dream of the lives that we want to live, the book or poem or story that we hunger to write. But we feel stuck, lose focus, and can’t “bring it out of the ether onto the earth.” Through the Five Wisdom Dakini Mandala we will deeply experience the Dakini (the feminine expression of transformation), the wisdom of the five families that help us achieve a more evolved and empowered self, and trace the mandala on the land, in our creative energy, and in finding our authentic voice … Read more »

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Sacred Masculine

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Pieter Oosthuizen and Karla Jackson-Brewer • September 2 – 8

The Mandala of the Five Buddhas is for all of us who long to integrate the awakened, sacred, and wise masculine within ourselves. These are capacities that must be nurtured by all of us, regardless of our gender identity. During this retreat you will experience transformation through the power of the mandala—a universal map of inner wholeness and embodiment … Read more »

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May we weave social engagement into the fabric of human connection, with appreciation for all sentient beings.

~ With Love,
Tara Mandala Retreat Center

Header and Scholarships (Deborah Howe)