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Upcoming Gateway Retreats

Upcoming Gateway Retreats

All retreats take place at Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Colorado unless otherwise noted. Gateway retreats are open to those not in the Gateway Program unless noted “by invitation only.”

Vajrayana: Sacred World

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

June 6 - 12, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat offers a historical and philosophical overview of the Vajrayana and explores the lives and teachings of some of the great Tantric practitioners and mahasiddhas, such as Naropa, Tilopa, Lakshminkara, Saraha, Niguma, Kukkuripa, among others.

Longchenpa’s Treasury of the Natural State: A Dzogchen Retreat

With H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche

July 13 - 19, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Longchenpa (1308-1364) was one of the most brilliant teachers of the Nyingma lineage in Tibetan Buddhism. He systematized the Nyingma teachings in his revered text Seven Treasures and wrote extensively on Dzogchen (Great Perfection).

Gateway: Inner Rushen (By Invitation Only – Garudas)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

July 13 - 19, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (Garuda) participants who have completed their samaya for the Outer Rushen practices. These are closed teachings open only to those who are part of the Garuda Complete Transmission Program.

Gateway: Tröma Sadhana (By Invitation Only – Tigers)

With Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert M.A., L.M.H.C.

July 13 - 19, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (Tiger) participants who have met their samaya requirements for the White Dakini Sadhana. These are closed teachings open only to those who are part of the Tiger Complete Transmission Program.

White Dakini Drubchö

With H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche and Lama Tsultrim Allione

July 22 - 28, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
We will experience a traditional empowerment and be led through an in-depth process of learning and practicing the White Dakini mandala from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle. This practice is the union of Machig Labdrön and Yeshe Tsogyel, surrounded by the dakinis of the five families.