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Gateway: Tröma Sadhana (By Invitation Only – Tigers) – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert M.A., L.M.H.C.

July 13 - 19, 2020

A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat 

This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (Tigers) participants who have met their samaya requirements for the White Dakini Sadhana. These are closed teachings open only to those who are part of the Tigers Complete Transmission Program.

If you are attending White Dakini Drubchö and wish to stay on the land between retreats, choose three extra nights. Extra night lodging is only an option for those taking two consecutive retreats.

What is a Virtual Retreat?
Our Virtual Retreat is a Tara Mandala At-Home intensive retreat during which you will receive teachings, engage in guided practice, and connect with other participants through an easy-to-use online platform (Zoom). We encourage you to create a retreat environment during our days together, by setting aside a dedicated retreat space, removing yourself as much as possible from social media, and taking care of necessities with the mind of compassion in action.

This retreat is meant to be attended live, however the entire retreat will be available for 7 days after the end of the retreat for additional viewing.

I registered for the original onsite retreat, what can I do?
If you have signed up for the onsite retreat at Tara Mandala, you can easily convert your registration to this new Virtual Retreat offering. Please connect with our Registrar to do this at registrar@taramandala.org.

Tiered-Prices
We’re asking our community to support Tara Mandala financially by considering our tiered-pricing model for our virtual retreats which we are launching  in 2020 to support those in our community that cannot travel due to the pandemic. These are difficult times for everyone, and Tara Mandala is no exception. We encourage you to pay at the highest level within your capacity to support Tara Mandala, our staff, and our sangha. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!

$560 – Essential Level

  • Registration at this level helps Tara Mandala cover basic costs of holding this specific retreat, including compensating our teachers. 

$686 – Luminous Level (includes a 20% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)

  • Registration at this level helps support basic costs of this retreat, and additionally supports our onsite staff  at Tara Mandala during this year of uncertainty.

$756 – Mandala Level (includes a 30% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)

  • Registration at this level helps Tara Mandala cover basic costs for this retreat, supports staff, facilities maintenance and other critical operational needs onsite this year.

Any additional contribution to our Annual Fund will allow Tara Mandala Retreat Center to continue to be a year-round center, a repository for wisdom literature, a center for translation, a beacon for the feminine in Buddhism, an active dharma center with weekly dharma study and practice that provides refuge for deep practice and transformation. If you are able to provide a generous contribution beyond the prices listed above, you will also have the opportunity to do so in your registration and/or during the retreat.

Similarly, if you would like to offer Dana to the teachers leading this retreat, the information to do so will be provided during the virtual retreat sessions.

VIRTUAL RETREAT SCHEDULE

Listed times are the online portions of the retreat. All times are Mountain Time. If you are attending from another time zone, please know that recordings will be made available by 8pm MT daily so you can review missed sessions. 

Please use this link to see how this daily schedule translates into your timezone.

Please also note that you will be expected to do one morning or evening practice session daily on your own. The morning teaching session will have breaks scheduled. 

Monday, July 13:
9:00am – 1:00pm MT: Opening Teaching Session
4:00pm – 6:00pm MT: Practice Session

Tuesday – Saturday: July 14 – 18
9:00am – 1:00pm MT: Teaching Session
4:00pm – 6:00pm MT: Practice Session

Sunday, July 19:
9:00am – 1:00pm MT: Closing Session and Tsog (Ritual Feast)

Date & Time Details: Monday, July 13 - Sunday, July 19, 2020

Location: Online

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  • $560.00 – Essential Level
  • $686.00 – Luminous Level (includes a 20% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)
  • $756.00 – Mandala Level (includes a 30% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)

Teacher

Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert M.A., L.M.H.C.
Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert M.A., L.M.H.C. began her practice of Tibetan Buddhism under Lama Tsultrim Allione at 22, and completed the practices of the Dzinpa Rangdröl in three-year retreat at Tara Mandala between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche made her the Tsalung Lopön, teacher of the esoteric practices…
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