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Programs

Liberation through Love and Rage – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Rod Owens

May 28 - 30, 2021

As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things that we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen through the profound practice of radical love. When we embrace this deep wish to be happy, then we can move into the cultivation of our anger, which can place us into a direct relationship with our rage. While anger is a reaction in the present moment to something that we have an aversion towards, rage is an intense experience that seems old and ever present. Cultivating our anger and rage through love means that we begin the work of holding space for ourselves to experience the anger and rage and the hurt beneath them. We are learning how to witness and experience — not react — over and over again. When we develop this agency, then the energy of our anger and rage can be channeled into helping others instead of hurting others. 

In this retreat you will have the opportunity to:

  • Move through mindfulness practice, heart based practices, pranayama (energy breath practice), simple movement practice, as well as Lama Rod’s touching earth practice (Bhumisparsha), and the 7 Homecomings to explore the profound path of liberation through love and rage.

Who Should Attend? 

  • This retreat is open to everyone.

What To Expect?

  • This retreat will combine periods when noble silence will be observed with workshops and dialogue sessions.

To prepare for this retreat, we encourage you to:

  • Read Lama Rod Owen’s book Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger

What is a Virtual Retreat?

Virtual Retreats are Tara Mandala At-Home intensive retreats, teachings and in-depth workshops during which practitioners receive dharma teachings, engage in guided practice, experience hands-on learning, and connect with other participants through an easy-to-use online platform (Zoom) during consecutive days (with few exceptions) and daylong offerings. This modality of learning is appropriate for practitioners who are able to create a practice container of their own, setting aside a dedicated retreat space, removing themselves from social media, and taking care of necessities with the mind of compassion in action for the specific dates and times that the teachings occur. 

Virtual Retreats are meant to be attended live given that direct transmission (Tib. lung) may be given. However, access to recordings of the sessions are available for additional viewing for various timeframes specified by the price level selected.

Tiered-Prices

Tara Mandala offers tiered pricing for all virtual retreats to allow participants the opportunity to consider offering additional financial support for Tara Mandala while gaining greater access to the recordings of the teachings post-retreat. These are difficult times for everyone, and Tara Mandala is no exception. We encourage you to select at the highest level within your capacity to assist Tara Mandala in covering the costs to offer these wonderful teachings. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!

$239 – Tier 1 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the basic costs of holding this specific retreat, including compensating our teachers. 

$294 – Tier 2 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers basic costs of this retreat and supports the year round staff at Tara Mandala.

$323 – Tier 3 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers basic costs for this retreat, supports year around staff as well as facilities maintenance and other critical operational needs.

Any additional contribution to our Annual Fund will allow Tara Mandala Retreat Center to continue to operate, be a repository for wisdom literature, a center for translation, a beacon for the feminine in Buddhism, and an active dharma center 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.

There are many ways to support and engage with Tara Mandala’s activities. Click here to learn more. We appreciate your support and generosity! 

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.

Note: Tara Mandala has two scholarship funds and offers deferred payment plans as resources for anyone with financial limitations. For more information and to apply, visit our Scholarships and Financial Assistance Page

VIRTUAL RETREAT SCHEDULE

Listed times are the online portions of the retreat. All times are Mountain Time. 

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

Friday, May 28:
10:00am – 12:00pm MT: Opening Session
2:00pm – 4:00pm MT: Teaching Session
6:00pm – 6:45pm MT: Practice Session

Saturday, May 29:
8:00am – 8:45am MT: Practice Session
10:00am – 12:00pm MT: Teaching Session
2:00pm – 4:00pm MT: Teaching Session
6:00pm – 6:45pm MT: Practice Session

Sunday, May 30:
8:00am – 8:45am MT: Practice Session
10:00am – 12:00pm MT: Closing Session and Tsog (Ritual Feast)

Date & Time Details: May 28-20, 2021

Location: Online - Zoom

Email us about program
  • $239.00 – Tier 1 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
  • $294.00 – Tier 2 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
  • $323.00 – Tier 3 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)

Teacher

Lama Rod Owens
Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and authorized Lama (Buddhist Teacher) in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Rod is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice and study community. Lama Rod is also a teacher with the Daishin Zen Buddhist Temple, the Urban Yoga Foundation, Inward…
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