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Programs

  • $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)

Date & Time Details: October 15-17, 2021

Location: Online - Zoom

Suggested Dana Range: $60- $180

The prices above do not include teacher offerings or dana. To learn more about dana and suggested dana ranges, please click here.

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Being Light Messengers of Darkness – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

October 15 - 17, 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.

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!

$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. 

$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.

Choosing Tier 2 or Tier 3 levels 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.

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

Offering dana to the teacher: The practice of offering dana, which means “generosity,” is the traditional offering the student makes to the teacher as a symbol of appreciation, gratitude, and reciprocity for receiving the precious teachings. Information on offering dana to the teacher will be provided during the virtual retreat. To learn more about dana and suggested dana ranges, please click here. 

Payment Plans and Financial Assistance
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, October 15:
10:00am – 12:00pm MT: Opening Session
2:00pm – 4:45pm MT: Teachings & Practice

Saturday, October 16:
8:00am – 8:45am MT: Practice
10:00am – 12:00pm MT: Teachings
2:00pm – 4:45pm MT: Teachings & Practice

Sunday, October 17:
8:00am – 8:45am MT: Practice
10:00am – 12:00pm MT: Closing Session

Leader

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…
Learn more about Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

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PO Box 3040
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: 970.731.3711 Web: taramandala.org

Mission Statement

Tara Mandala offers solo and group practice, study, and retreat inspired by and anchored in authentic lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism, nurturing a complete path to ultimate realization as well as exploring the interface between Buddhist teachings and Western psychology … More »