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Being Light Messengers of Darkness – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

June 10 - 16, 2021

Join Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, for a retreat on midwifing darkness and blackness in these times. If destruction is at hand, the protectors of the world, the dark mothers, the messengers will step in and midwife what is coming to assist us and help destroy what isn’t. We can’t know what is coming so we don’t know what to destroy beforehand. If we kill something of darkness before we see or know it, we might eliminate, pre-maturely, something sent to assist us.

Together in this retreat you will be offered various blessings of protection and meditations created by Zenju Osho. You also will have the opportunity to open your heart to darkness through eight gateways using the dark mothers as protectors:

  • First Gateway – Opening to Darkness
  • Second Gateway – Dwelling In Darkness
  • Third Gateway – Childhood Fear of Darkness
  • Fourth Gateway – Sensing The Truth of Darkness
  • Fifth Gateway – Understanding “Evil” and Darkness
  • Sixth Gateway – Darkness As Light
  • Seventh Gateway –Being Messengers of Darkness
  • Eighth Gateway – Celebrating the Darkness of Death

Who Should Attend? 

  • Open to all.

To prepare for this retreat, we encourage you to:

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!

$502 – 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. 

$617 – 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.

$678 – 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.

Thursday, June 10:
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Opening Session

June 11-15:
8:00am – 8:45am: Practice
10:00am – 12:00pm: Teachings
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Teachings
6:00pm – 6:45pm: Practice

Wednesday, June 16:
8:00am – 8:45am: Practice
10:00am – 12:00pm: Closing Session

Date & Time Details: June 10 - June 16, 2021

Location: Online - Zoom

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  • $502.00 – Tier 1 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
  • $617.00 – Tier 2 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
  • $678.00 – Tier 3 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)

Teacher

Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, born to parents who migrated from rural Louisiana at the start of WWII, has walked through many different doors spiritually and academically. She was ordained in the Suzuki Roshi lineage. She has a PhD and she’s also a poet and author. Essentially, she’s a Seer in…
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