Teachings, Courses, & Retreats

  • Camping (All-Gender) – $620.00
  • Commuting – $310.00
  • Dorm Yurt, All-Gender (Old Gompa) – $620.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Women's (Padma Yurt) – $620.00
  • Prajna Double – $620.00
  • Prajna Queen Single – $900.00

Date & Time Details:
Friday, May 3, 2024 - Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Location: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

Address: 4000 Burns Canyon Rd (USFS Rd 649) Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Scholarships & Financial Assistance:
Learn more about available financial assistance options and apply for a scholarship here.

Required Program Fees:
Generosity Rate - $499
Sustainability Rate - $411
Access Rate - $293

Suggested Dana Range: $100-$300
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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Green Tara (Retreat in Colorado)

With Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje and Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

May 3 - 8, 2024

Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot extended, embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern contemplative life. We invite you to join us in a week-long retreat at Tara Mandala in Colorado as we  connect with the luminous compassion of Green Tara and our innate, awakened heart. 

The retreat will include transmission and detailed instructions on the Green Tara practice, as well as time for contemplation and discussion to integrate the teachings into our lives. For those already familiar with the practice, the retreat offers the opportunity to review and enrich your understanding of its text, symbolic meanings, and ritual elements.  Together, we’ll explore what it means to embody active compassion in our everyday lives and to meet the challenges of our world with awareness and an open heart.

For all of us, this is a precious and exciting chance to return to the nurturing land of Tara Mandala; to be nourished by in-person group practice and community time; and to deepen our living connection to the wisdom of Green Tara.   

During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who provides swift protection from fears and obstacles. 
  • Engage in group practice with the Green Tara sadhana from the Luminous Secret Vajra Treasury, a treasure cycle of Adzom Drukpa.
  • Receive the blessing empowerment, reading transmission (Tib. lung), and teachings on Green Tara.
  • Engage in discussion to further hone your understanding and address challenges or questions that arise in relation to the practice. 


Who Can Attend?

Registration for this retreat will close on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 10:00am (MDT)

To prepare for your visit, we invite you to read our information on Tara Mandala’s Health & Safety Protocols for In-Person Retreats.

To prepare for this retreat, you will need:

  • A Mala,  Bell, Dorje (Vajra), and Damaru drum. These implements are available through our Dakini store. Note: it is not required that you have all of these items upon attending the retreat, however, eventually they are necessary to do the full practice.
  • Optional: To enhance your practice, we have curated a special collection for this retreat with items from our Dakini Store. See our Green Tara Collection here.

Tara Mandala Pricing Guidelines
As we work to become an equitable, diverse and inclusive community, our pricing guidelines are intended to be a map, inviting each of us to take inventory of resources that contribute to our access to precious dharma teachings. While we do ask you to look inward, please know there is no right or wrong answer. We encourage you to select the range/rate appropriate to your circumstances. To learn more about Tara Mandala’s pricing guidelines for Online Programs, In-Person Retreats, and Special Promotions, please visit this page

Installment Payment Plan Option at Registration
During registration, students can either pay the program fee in full or select the Installment Payment option. If choosing the installment payment option, students will pay a 50% deposit upon registering and subsequent equal payments will be processed automatically every two-weeks. The final balance is due 14 days before the start of the program.

Deferred 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.

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 program. To learn more about dana and suggested dana ranges, please click here.

Sustaining Sangha:
If you are currently a member of our Sustaining Sangha, you may apply your Online Program discount to this course. To learn more about Sustaining Sangha membership, benefits, and discounts, click here

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Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje
Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje was born in Rome, Italy in 1980 to an Italian filmmaker, Costanzo Allione, and Lama Tsultrim Allione.  Since birth, he’s been immersed in the Dharma. There were often Tibetan Lamas at home and most vacations were spent at retreat centers with Lamas such as Lopön…
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Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam
Dorje Lopön Charlotte Z. Rotterdam has studied Tibetan Buddhism since the mid 1990’s, was authorized to teach by Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2006. She received the title of Magyu Lopön, lead teacher of Magyu: The Mother Lineage at Tara Mandala from Lama Tsultrim in 2016, and Dorje Lopön, Vajra Teacher,…
Learn more about Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

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Tara Mandala

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 »