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  • $412.00 to $616.00 – Access Range

Date & Time Details:
Friday, December 6, 2024 - Sunday, December 8, 2024
(see listing for full schedule)

Location: Online - Zoom

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

Suggested Dana Range: $60 - $180
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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Ösel Nyingtig: Means for Accomplishing the Guru and Continuing Tröma’s Secret Instructions (online)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje

December 6 - 8, 2024

We are pleased to offer to the Ösel Nyingtig students for the first time this profound teaching from the Osel Nyingtig terma Cycle for accomplishing the Guru known as the Secret Thigle. This practice was revealed in Tibet in 2007 by A.dzom Paylo Rinpoche when he met Guru Rinpoche in person in a pure vision at Samye Monastery in Central Tibet. The rarity and freshness of this lineage makes this practice for accomplishing the Guru, who encompasses the wisdom body of all the Victorious Ones, is incredibly special. This is the final practice within the Osel Nyingtig that completes the three roots (Lama, Yidam and Dakini).

Who Can Attend?

  • Tara Mandala extends a warm invitation to all those enrolled in the Ösel Nyingtig program who have received Troma Secret Instructions in 2023. 
  • If you want to attend but are not sure if you qualify, please contact oselnyingtig@taramandala.org.


What to Expect?
Anyone who is in the Ösel Nyingtig program will be asked to commit to doing the practices taught in this retreat everyday until we meet again as they have for the other Ösel Nyingtig practices.

To prepare for this retreat, you will need:

  • Your practice texts for all Osel Nyingtig practices you have received and are practicing.
  • Chod drum, bell, and damaru. 

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

Friday, December 6, 2024:
8:00am – 8:45am MST: Practice Session
10:00am -12:00pm MST: Opening Teaching Session
2:00pm – 4:00pm MST: Teaching Session
4:30pm – 5:15 pm MST: Practice Session

Saturday, December 7, 2024:
8:00am – 8:45am MST: Practice Session
10:00am -12:00pm MST: Teaching Session
2:00pm – 4:00pm MST: Teaching Session
4:30pm – 5:15 pm MST: Practice Session

Sunday, December 8, 2024:
8:00am – 8:45am MST: Practice Session
10:00am -12:00pm MST: Teaching Session
2:00pm – 4:00pm MST: Closing Session and Tsog


Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lama Tsultrim Allione is the bestselling author of Women of Wisdom (1984), Feeding Your Demons (2008), and Wisdom Rising Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine (2018). Lama Tsultrim is the founder of Tara Mandala, a 700-acre retreat center with the three-story temple and library  dedicated to the divine…
Learn more about Lama Tsultrim Allione
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…
Learn more about Dorje Gyaltsab Tulku Ösel Dorje

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Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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