Tara Mandala

Tara Mandala

Tara Mandala offers access to teachings and retreat in a variety of formats including onsite retreats in our retreat center in Colorado, virtual retreats and online courses held year-round, as well as opportunities for personal and solitary retreat.

Lama Live!

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

Open Dates
Online - Facebook and YouTube
Lama Live! is a livestream event where we can gather together as a community for meditation, prayer, and teachings from Lama Tsultrim Allione and other guest teachers on Sundays at 9am PT.
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Feeding Your Demons® – Online Program

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

Open Dates
Online
Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) is a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the deep-seated patterns, triggers, and neuroses that undermine the quality and enjoyment of our lives. Learn more about the whole program here.
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Green Tara Daylong Practice Intensive – ONLINE

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

March 11, 2023
Online - Zoom
A Tara Mandala  Daylong Practice Intensive - ONLINE  Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot extended, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. We invite you to join us for a day of deep practice to connect…
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Feeding Your Demons® Level I – Buddhist Track (Online Course)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

March 12 - May 6, 2023
Online
Book now and get $60.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 10, 2023.
In Feeding Your Demons® Level I, you will learn this potent, life-changing method, creating meaningful transformation in a world that is ripe for profound healing.
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Feeding Your Demons® Level I – Secular Track (Online Course)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

March 12 - May 6, 2023
Online
Book now and get $60.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 10, 2023.
In Feeding Your Demons® Level I, you will learn this potent, life-changing method, creating meaningful transformation in a world that is ripe for profound healing.
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Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level V (Retreat in California)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

March 16 - 20, 2023
Encinitas, California 
In Kapala Training Level V,  We will look at the scientific studies connected to FYD.  We will work with the demon of racism and how it affects us, and the demon of ecological narcissism. We will also do partner work with whatever is arising for each of us individually.  You…
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Returning to Our Roots – Voices of the Sacred Feminine in Early Buddhism – ONLINE

With Wendy Garling

March 25 - 26, 2023
Online
Tara Mandala invites you to join us for a celebration of women and the sacred feminine at the roots of Buddhism. This two-day virtual retreat with Wendy Garling promises a joyful immersion in storytelling, contemplation, and practice. Together, we will encounter the spiritual power of the first Buddhist women and…
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Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level III – ONLINE

With Pieter Oosthuizen

April 19 - 23, 2023
Online - Zoom
In Kapala Training Level III we will go further into Machig Labdrön’s lineage, learning specific new practices and deepening our understanding of the roots and branches of her lineage tree. Please note, this retreat is restricted to those who meet the requirements from Kapala I&II / FYD Buddhist Track Levels…
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Dentog Chigma Chod Daylong Practice Intensive – Online

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

April 29, 2023
Online - Zoom
A Tara Mandala  Daylong Practice Intensive - ONLINE  The profound practice of Dentog Chigma, Liberation on One Seat, is “at the absolute core of Machig’s lineage” according to Lama Tsultrim. It combines the melodic and rhythmic aspects of traditional Chöd with the visualization and mantra recitation of Tibetan Buddhist deity…
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Unwinding the Body, Breath, and Mind into Presence: Anatomy of Meditation — ONLINE

With Arturo Peal and Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

May 6 - 7, 2023
Online - Zoom
Finding ease in your practice and enlivening your subtle body Join us for a weekend of fun and relaxation as we guide you through therapeutic experiences that will help you find ease, comfort, and joy in your meditation practice. Often we avoid meditation due to physical limitations or discomfort, and…
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Honoring Mothers in the Refuge of Practice and Sangha — ONLINE

With Gena McCarthy RN, MFT

May 13, 2023
As mothers, aunties, grandmothers, caretakers and meditators, we are the core of our families and communities. This workshop is designed to offer a place of rest and transformation within the embrace of our practice and community. By taking time to care for ourselves and witness the gifts we are offering,…
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Taming the Mind: Introduction to Calm Abiding Meditation — ONLINE

With Tulku Ösel Dorje

May 20 - 21, 2023
Online - Zoom
On a daily basis, our minds run wild and fall victim to afflictive emotions like suffering, depression, laziness, and distractions. At the heart of the Buddhist path, training the mind is essential. The practice of Shamatha (Calm Abiding) meditation puts special emphasis on developing one-pointed concentration as a means for…
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Heart Essence of Profound Meaning: A Chöd Study Intensive — ONLINE

With Lama Sarah Harding

May 27 - June 17, 2023
Online - Zoom
The Heart Essence of Profound Meaning is the root of most of the later instructions on Severance (Chöd), the enactment of the perfection of wisdom.  In this Study Intensive, we will delve into these teachings from an important Severance tradition. The root verses and an extensive auto-commentary were written by…
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Sutrayana – Walking the Path to Genuine Happiness – ONLINE

With Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

June 1 - 7, 2023
Online - Zoom
Join us as we follow the path the Buddha walked to enhanced wisdom, inner peace, and joy in this foundational and immersive 7-day online program with Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher, Polly Ryan.
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CNNR Chöd Daylong Practice Intensive – ONLINE

With Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

June 17, 2023
Online - Zoom
A Tara Mandala  Daylong Practice Intensive - ONLINE  Have you been practicing Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (CNNR) Chöd and are encountering some challenges?  Devoted Chöd practitioner and Authorized Teacher Karla Jackson-Brewer will offer a special opportunity for seasoned and brand new Chöd practitioners to receive support in their practice, ask…
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Ösel Nyingtig Gathering (USA) – Retreat in Colorado

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

August 4 - 10, 2023
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
We are pleased to announce that our inaugural, Ösel Nyingtig Gathering, will be offered this summer at Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This special retreat will provide a long-awaited opportunity to connect in-person with our cherished sangha and to dive deeply into the teachings of this cycle,…
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Ösel Nyingtig Cycle: Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana – ONLINE

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

August 5 - 9, 2023
Online - Zoom
In this retreat we will continue to go deeper into the dakini world of Yeshe Tsogyal. The auspicious interdependence that was set in motion in last year's The Excellent Path of Great Bliss of the Dakini Ngöndro is brought to fruition in this practice. This Sadhana or Means for Accomplishing…
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Ösel Nyingtig Cycle: Special Instructions of the Exceedingly Secret Tröma – Part 1 – ONLINE

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

August 7 - 10, 2023
Online - Zoom
As it says in the root text, "Even If you were to actually meet me, Padmasambhava you would not receive a greater instruction than this.  Whoever encounters this will realize the great bliss space free of transition.”  Tara Mandala invites you to join us as we continue to progress on…
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The Wakeful Body: Yoga and Meditation as an Integrated Path – ONLINE

With Lama Willa Blythe Baker

September 6 - October 11, 2023
Online - Zoom
Tara Mandala Online is pleased to invite you for weekly program over a series of six weeks with Lama Willa Blythe Baker. Many of us have a complicated relationship to the body. In its vulnerability to aging and illness, we tend to think of our body in ordinary or even…
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One Ground, Two Paths, Two Results: A Buddhist Meditation, Yoga, and Shadow Work Retreat — ONLINE

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

September 23 - 24, 2023
Online - Zoom
The path of remembrance leads to the result of nirvana, the experience of wholeness that is liberation and freedom. The path of forgetting leads to the result of samsara, the experience of dissatisfaction and suffering. Whether we experience nirvana or samsara depends on our own minds, they are not two…
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The Empowered Feminine — Online Workshop

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Catherine Bell

September 28, 2023
Online - Zoom
We invite you to join us for an interactive workshop with Catherine Bell and Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam Catherine Bell has been in Boardrooms for the last two and half decades – often feeling like a complete misfit and often not fully claiming her seat at the table.  She has…
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Zhitro Daylong Practice Intensive – ONLINE

With Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

September 30, 2023
Online - Zoom
A Tara Mandala Daylong Practice Intensive – Online We invite you to join us for a day of community and deep practice as we connect with the simple and accessible practice of Zhitro.  In our society we often lack practices specifically designed to help someone who has died as they…
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Green Tara – ONLINE

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

October 19 - 22, 2023
Online - Zoom
All are welcome! Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam invites you to join her online in a 4-day virtual retreat where students will receive the transmission, teachings, and learn the practice to connect with the luminous compassion of Green Tara in our innate, awakened heart.  Green Tara sits with one foot in…
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