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Upcoming Magyu Retreats

Upcoming Magyu Retreats

All retreats take place at Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Colorado unless otherwise noted. All Magyu retreats are open to those not in the Magyu Program as long as necessary preliminaries have been completed.

Chöd – Cutting Through Ego Clinging

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

January 10 - 12, 2020
Pure Land Farms
Chöd (literally to ‘sever’ or ‘cut through’) is a thousand-year-old Tibetan Buddhist practice for meeting and engaging fears and fixations through the practice of compassion and generosity. Visualizing an offering of our own body to that which would seemingly destroy us, we practice releasing our grasp on the egoic self…

Feeding Your Demons: Kapala Training Level 1

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton and Karla Jackson-Brewer

March 8 - 13, 2020
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
When we fight our demons, they can grow stronger. If we feed and nurture them, however, we can free ourselves from the battle. Inspired by ancient Buddhist practice, Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) is a five-step process that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our inner demons rather than…

Green Tara Retreat

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

April 23 - 27, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
In this retreat you will learn to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who provides protection from fears and obstacles. New in 2020 - This is a Pay-It-Forward Retreat!

Chöd: From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

With Karla Jackson-Brewer

May 28 - June 1, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Chöd is a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist tradition of compassion and emptiness. This centuries-old practice is sung, and is accompanied by the use of a traditional Chöd drum and bell. Healing comes when fear, fixation, and self-clinging are cut through, when we nurture and…

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.

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level II

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

June 16 - 21, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat consists of a deepening of the Prajña Paramita practice, an introduction to Jamgön Kongtrül’s text “Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother,” and Machig Labdrön’s method for cutting through discursive thoughts with sound.

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level I

With Karla Jackson-Brewer and Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

June 25 - 30, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our own inner demons rather than engaging in battle and struggling with them.

Buddhahood Without Meditation: Longchen Nyingthig P’howa

With Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche

August 20 - 24, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The ability to transfer consciousness into an exalted state at the moment of death allows us to live without the fear of dying. Through P’howa, death becomes an opportunity for liberation instead of a mere severance from what we have known and loved in life.

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Sacred Masculine

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Pieter Oosthuizen and Karla Jackson-Brewer

September 2 - 8, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Experience transformation through the power of the mandala—a universal map of inner and outer balance, wholeness, and practical awakening. This training offers a journey into the Mandala of the Five Buddhas developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione to bring emotional transformation into alignment with the spiritual path.

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level IV

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

September 14 - 19, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
In Kapala Training Level IV, you will receive Machig’s Ultimate Meaning from Lama Tsultrim, as well as the Crystal and the Rainbow Rays Movement Practice.

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level III

With Pieter Oosthuizen

September 14 - 19, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
In Kapala Training Level III we will go further into Machig Labdrön’s lineage, learning specific new practices and deepening our understanding of the roots and branches of her lineage tree.

Zhitro: The Six Moments of Opportunity and Practice for the Deceased

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Debra Quayle

September 26 - 28, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Zhitro is a simple and accessible practice that provides us with a way to help the deceased, and helps us to become familiar with the visions and experiences we may experience following our own passing.