• Commuting – $200.00
  • Prajna 3-Bed All-Gender/Family Room – $200.00
  • Prajna Double – $200.00
  • Prajna Queen Shared-Bed – $200.00
  • Prajna Queen Single – $200.00
  • Temple Camping (All-Gender) – $200.00

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

Suggested Dana Range: $150 - $250

If you would like to offer dana for this retreat prior to arrival you can do so here.

Pay It Forward Retreat: There are no fees for this retreat. A $200 deposit is required to reserve a space. Your deposit will be refunded as long as you attend the retreat in full. No refunds for cancellations.

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Green Tara Retreat

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

April 23 - 27, 2020



Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot in the world, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life.

In this retreat you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who provides protection from fears and obstacles. 
  • Learn the Green Tara practice from the Luminous Secret Vajra Treasury, a treasure cycle of Adzom Drukpa.

Who Should Attend? 


NEW IN 2020 – This is a “Pay It Forward” Retreat!

  • There are no fees for this retreat.
  • The retreat is offered to anyone who desires to participate. All lodging options are available on a first come – first serve basis. 

If it is being offered, who pays for my retreat?

Your retreat has been sponsored by someone who came before you and by past benefactors. While you may choose not to  pay for this retreat, you will have the opportunity to “pay it forward” as mentioned above. By making a contribution you can  allow future retreatants to experience the same generosity. This model is being offered as a part of Tara Mandala’s effort to make the Dharma more accessible to all.

How does this donation system work?

At the end of the retreat, you will be invited to make a contribution based on what feels right to you. 100% of your contribution will go towards supporting access to  “Pay It Forward” retreats where people can continue to receive the gift of the Dharma. For reference, fees for attending a retreat at Tara Mandala range from $80 to $225 per day depending on accommodation selected. Retreat fees are per person and include the cost of the retreat, meals, practice texts, and full use of the facilities.

Is there a deposit?

Yes. A $200 deposit is required to reserve a space. Your deposit may be refunded upon request as long as you attend the retreat in full. You may also offer the deposit back to the “Pay It Forward” fund, along with any additional offering you may want to make to Tara Mandala as discussed above. Any refund requested would be processed through your credit card.

Please note that Tara Mandala’s general cancellation policies do not apply to this retreat. Therefore there is no refund for cancellations.

Is Financial Aid available for this retreat?

Because of the nature of the “Pay It Forward” Model, we cannot accept applications for Scholarships or for Extended Karma Yoga for this retreat. If you are interested in registering but have financial difficulty covering the $200 deposit fee, you can request a Deferred Payment Plan. Please visit our page on Deferred Payment Plans.

How do I choose the accommodation?

Once you start the registration process, you’ll see details of the accommodations that are available from camping, dorms, or private rooms. All accommodations are made available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Teacher’s Fees

Teacher fees are not covered by our Pay It Forward program. Instead, we invite you to consider offering Dana to the teacher of this retreat. Suggested Teacher Dana for retreats ranges from $30 to $50 per day per person, and is based on one’s ability to offer. Read more about Dana below. 

Suggested Dana Range $150 – $250

What is Dana?

Dana is a Pali word meaning “generosity.” As one of the six paramitas or “perfections,” the practice of generosity is an integral part of the Buddhist path. Dharma teachings are traditionally offered on the basis of dana which is offered to a teacher in recognition of the precious gift that has been given. Tara Mandala compensates teachers by only covering their travel and room and board while teaching. Tara Mandala suggests a range of dana for each retreat, based on the number of days in which the retreat will take place. There is an opportunity to give dana upon registration directly to the teacher(s) or at the end of each retreat, which is a special time of honoring what has been given and what has been received. For more information about Dana, click here.

Important Notice: If you are intending to drive and have a 2 wheel drive vehicle it is advised that you have one set of snow chains for your front tires to access Tara Mandala for this retreat. There are parts of Burns Canyon Road USFS #649 that are likely to still be covered with ice at this time of the year. We will send you an update about weather and road conditions the week prior to the retreat.


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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