• Camping – $1,505.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Men's – $1,935.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Women's – $1,935.00
  • Prajna 3-Bed Female Dorm/Family Room – $2,107.00
  • Prajna Double – $2,580.00
  • Prajna Queen Shared-Bed – $3,440.00
  • Prajna Queen Single – $4,300.00

Date & Time Details: This retreat begins with a mandatory registration period from 2pm to 4pm on the first day and ends after lunch on the last day.

Location: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

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Three Yana Retreat

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, Karla Jackson-Brewer, Pieter Oosthuizen and Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

May 31 - June 27, 2019

The Three Yana retreat will cover the historical and contemplative development of Buddhism involving a combination of meditation practice and daily teachings. During each section there will be noble silence and six hours of practice per day, as well as two hours of teachings by Tara Mandala Authorized Teachers. An optional oral exam will be given at the end of each retreat. Lodging and meals between each section of the retreat are included.

For additional information on each Yana’s teachings and teachers, please see individual Yana pages: Sutrayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.

The Three Yana retreat is a required retreat for Gateway Foundation and Mother Lineage students. Each Yana is also available as a separate retreat. Please note that starting in 2020, these will need to be taken sequentially: first Sutrayana, then Mahayana, lastly, Vajrayana. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate children on the land during this retreat.

This retreat is open to all.

Suggested Dana: $860 – $1,075



Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala.  She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22…
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Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton
Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Buddhist teacher and translator, studied Buddhism and Tibetan language at the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives in Dharamsala, India, founded by H.H. Dalai Lama. She later received her degree from UCSB’s religious studies department at which time she co-translated Sublime Dharma, A Compilation of Two…
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Magyu 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…
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Karla Jackson-Brewer
Karla Jackson-Brewer, MS, Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher, has been practicing Chöd for 28 years and has assisted Lama Tsultrim on many Chöd retreats. Since 2013, she has taught Chöd with Lama Tsultrim and Lopon Chandra Easton. Karla is a founder of Sine Qua Non: Allies in Healing, an Integrative Therapy…
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Pieter Oosthuizen
Pieter Oosthuizen is a teacher and entrepreneur and a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism. He has been teaching various practices and retreats in Lama Tsultrim’s lineage in the US and abroad since 2006, offering a blend of incisive insight and genuine compassion. He co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha with…
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Polly Ryan, MA, MFT
Polly Ryan, MA, MFT has been a devoted student of Lama Tsultrim Allione since 1992. She has also studied with B. Alan Wallace for over two decades. Under the tutelage of B. Alan Wallace, she has studied Shamatha, The Four Applications of Mindfulness, Seven Point Mind Training, The Four Immeasurables,…
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