Teachings, Courses, & Retreats

  • $81.00 – Tier 1
  • $98.00 – Tier 2
  • $65.00 – Access Level

Date & Time Details: December 3, 2022 - 8:00am-5:15pm MT (Colorado)

Location: Online - Zoom

Suggested Dana Range: $20 - $60

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

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CNNR Chöd Daylong Intensive – ONLINE

With Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

December 3, 2022

Have you been practicing Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (CNNR) Chöd and are encountering some challenges? 

Devoted Chöd practitioner and Authorized Teacher Karla Jackson-Brewer will offer a special opportunity for seasoned and brand new Chöd practitioners to receive support in their practice, ask questions and receive advice with helpful tips and reinforcement.

In the words of a prior participant “Karla offered the Chöd [daylong] retreat with great skill, passion and confidence. It inspired me to start this beautiful practice.”

In this daylong retreat you will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive direct support on chöd drumming patterns used for CNNR Chöd practice.
  • Learn how to take care and provide maintenance for your practice implements.
  • Receive feedback on CNNR Chöd melodies.

Who Should Attend? 

  • This retreat is open to CNNR Chöd practitioners seeking answers to practical questions and useful one-on-one feedback.
  • Participants must already know and have received teachings and transmission of the CNNR Chöd practice as no such instruction will be provided during this retreat.

 To prepare for this retreat, you will need:

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.


Tara Mandala is working to expand opportunities for access to Buddhist teachings and practices while offering an equity-informed fee structure when possible. With our new tiered pricing, we strive to make the Dharma more accessible to all while furthering the important conversations that must happen around current structures that inhibit equal access to underprivileged communities. We encourage you to select the registration tier at the highest level within your capacity to assist Tara Mandala in covering the costs of offering these wonderful teachings while also benefiting from access to the recordings of the teachings post-retreat. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!

$81 – Tier 1 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the basic costs for this retreat and allows Tara Mandala to maintain sustainability.

$98 – Tier 2 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the program costs for this retreat and provides additional support for the year-round work of Tara Mandala.

$65 – Access Level (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level is offered below the cost of holding this retreat to assist participants with financial limitations and encourage the exploration and practice of dharma.

Choosing the Tier 1 or Tier 2 levels allows Tara Mandala to continue to make dharma teachings accessible and inclusive while also allowing its year-round operations to continue and expand while being a repository for wisdom literature, a center for translation, a beacon for the feminine in Buddhism. Tara Mandala is an active dharma organization and retreat center that provides refuge for deep practice and transformation.There are many ways to support and engage with Tara Mandala’s worldwide 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

Sustaining Sangha:
If you are currently a member of our Sustaining Sangha, you may apply your retreat discount to this program.

Click Here for Our Cancellation and Refund Policy

Listed times are the online portions of the retreat. All times are Mountain Daylight Time. 
Please use this link to see how this daily schedule translates into your timezone.

Saturday, December 3:
8:00am-8:45am MDT: CNNR Chöd Practice
10:00am-12:00pm MDT: Text & Practice review, Visualizations, Q & A
2:00pm-4:00pm MDT: Drumming/ bell/ singing review/teaching
4:30pm-5:15pm MDT: CNNR Chöd Practice


Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.
Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S., Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher, has been practicing Chöd for over three decades and has assisted Lama Tsultrim on many Chöd retreats. She has co-taught Chöd since 2013 with Lama Tsultrim and Löpon Chandra Easton. She has also taught and led Chöd Practices for the NYC Tara Mandala…
Learn more about Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

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