Introductory Retreats

Introductory Retreats

Tara Mandala offers a variety of retreats, teachings, and training in traditional Buddhist practices and modern transformational methods based on Buddhist principles. There is something for everyone, from the brand new beginner to the seasoned practitioner.

Below you will find upcoming offerings suitable to beginners. You can also read more about different options for beginners here.

Feeding Your Demons® – Online Program

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

Open Dates
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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

Saga Dawa Düchen – Special Global Sangha Practice Day – ONLINE

With Tulku Ösel Dorje

June 4, 2023
Join the Tara Mandala Global Sangha for a sangha-wide practice honoring one of the four sacred days in Tibetan Buddhism. This virtual global practice is open to all, and if this practice is new to you, you are welcome to join and receive the blessings of this practice. 

The Four Immeasurables: Awakening the Heart of Enlightenment (Retreat in Colorado)

With Tulku Ösel Dorje

June 23 - 28, 2023
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
“For as long as space remains, for as long as sentient beings remain, so long may I remain for the alleviation of the suffering of the world.”  -Shantideva Tara Mandala invites you to join Tulku Ösel Dorje in a nurturing and immersive in-person retreat in Colorado. Embark on a powerful…

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…

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…

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine — ONLINE

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

October 12 - November 30, 2023
Online - Zoom
We invite you to join us for a 7-week journey through the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis. Students will be guided through the development of the feminine in Buddhism, the mandala principle, introduced to the fierce feminine of the dakinis (female deities in Tibetan Buddhism, embodying profound wisdom and…