Tara Mandala Blog
Oct 20

Nature needs our collaboration and kindness

“The reemergence of Tara’s energy… and her compassion are essential for the earth and all people right now.” ~ Lama Tsultrim, The Green Tara Commentary

How is nature our teacher? It is grounded. It mirrors our state of being. It communicates peace and danger. The precious gift of Green Tara is she merges nature’s teachings with our lives, transforming our frustrations and victories into gestures of collaboration and kindness; the radiance of our true nature.

We invite you to the new Green Tara Live Online Program that begins this Sunday, October 27. Lama Tsultrim and Lopön Charlotte will guide you into learning and embodying Green Tara’s compassion and deeply peaceful nature.


Tara has one foot grounded in meditation and one foot active in swift compassion. Her twenty-one manifestations radiate peace, bliss, and wrath. Is this not how nature is? Is this not how our true nature is?

The ninth Tara is Tibet’s most beloved deity. Her name is “Sengdeng Nag” – Lady of The Teak Forest. She is affectionately known as “Green Tara.”

Please enjoy this video below about Green Tara and her practice.

May Green Tara be an inner guide and complementary meditation for our dialogue and activity of Sustainability for Mother Earth.

We look forward to welcoming you this Sunday to bring Green Tara’s presence into your life.


Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione, bestselling author and Buddhist teacher, is the founder and spiritual director of Tara Mandala, an international Buddhist community based at Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. In 2009, Lama Tsultrim was selected by an esteemed committee of Buddhist scholars and practitioners to receive the International Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award given in Bangkok, Thailand. She is mother of three children and grandmother of six.

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Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

Magyu Lopön Charlotte Z. Rotterdam has studied Tibetan Buddhism for the last 20 years, was authorized to teach by Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2006, and received the title of Magyu Lopön, lead teacher of Magyu: The Mother Lineage at Tara Mandala from Lama Tsultrim in 2016. Lopön Charlotte teaches in the US and abroad, often in partnership with her husband Pieter Oosthuizen, and co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha. Lopön Charlotte received a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School where she studied comparative religion.

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