Teachings, Courses, & Retreats

  • $104.00 to $142.00 – GENEROSITY RANGE
  • $81.00 to $103.00 – SUSTAINABILITY RANGE
  • $58.00 to $80.00 – ACCESS RANGE

Date & Time Details: Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 8:00am - 5:15pm (MDT)

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 Practice Intensive – ONLINE

With Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.

June 17, 2023

A Tara Mandala  Daylong Practice Intensive – ONLINE 

Have you been practicing Chogyal 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:

  • A Chöd drum, Bell, and Vajra.
  • Your list on hand of all the challenges, questions, and concerns you are encountering as you practice Chöd.
  • Optional: To enhance your practice, we’ve curated a special bundle for this retreat with items from our Dakini Store. This is a wonderful way to support Tara Mandala. See the Chöd Bundle here.

Recording Access: 
All participants will have a 1-year access period to the recordings. 

What is a Tara Mandala Online Program?

Tara Mandala offers online programming via live and pre-recorded curriculum that give you the opportunity to access dharma teachings, engage in guided practice, experience personal retreat and hands-on learning, while connecting with other participants through easy-to-use online platforms and an engaged community network. When needed, the program description and schedule will inform you in advance if and when a specific online session must be attended live if a direct transmission (Tib. lung) may be given. Access to recordings of all sessions will be available for additional viewing for one year. 

Tara Mandala Program Pricing


Choose an amount within this range if you have the financial security and capacity to support Tara Mandala at a higher level. The contributions we receive within this range make it possible for us to offer a below-cost Access Range to those practitioners with a limited income.

 This range is for you if you:

  • Own your own home and live comfortably without financial worry
  • Have investments and savings 
  • Easily have access to money in times of need or emergencies
  • Have the desire to help make the Dharma more accessible to others



Choose an amount within this range if you have the financial capacity to sustain Tara Mandala’s ability to offer high-quality programs. The contributions we gratefully receive within this range enable us to keep our prices low while covering the basic program costs. 

 This range is for you if you:

  • Have the capacity to meet your basic financial needs
  • Make your rent or mortgage and other monthly payments 
  • Are generally able to purchase new items and experiences for yourself
  • Can afford to take trips and go on retreats



Choose an amount within this range if you have limited financial capacity or are currently experiencing financial hardship. The contributions we gratefully receive within this range go toward covering costs and are supported by contributions of those who choose the Generosity Range.

 This range is for you if you:

  • Have difficulty meeting your basic financial needs 
  • Are experiencing housing, employment, or income instability
  • Live paycheck-to-paycheck and and lack money in times of need
  • Face challenges due to devaluation of your currency against the US dollar. 


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 offers two types of financial assistance: Deferred Payment Plans and Scholarships. You may apply for one or both of these types of assistance. Read the terms carefully as outlined on the financial aid application. Please see this page for further information.

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

Click Here for Our Online Programs Cancellation and Refund Policy


The live sessions of the program are listed below. All times are Mountain Daylight Time. Please use this link to see how this daily schedule translates into your timezone.

Saturday, June 17, 2023:
8:00am-8:45am MDT: Opening Introduction & CNNR Chöd Practice     
10:00am-12:00pm MDT: Text & Practice review, Visualizations, Q & A
2:00pm-4:00pm MDT: Drumming/ bell/ singing review/closing teaching     
4:30pm-5:15pm MDT: CNNR Chöd Practice


Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S.
Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S., Tara Mandala Senior 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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