“The wisdom of discernment carries with it a quality of empathetic concern and caring for others and profound insight into the nature of reality.”
~ Lama Tsultrim Allione, from her book Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine.
This season we are pleased to offer programs dedicated to our societal awakening. This includes retreats that highlight more in-depth explorations around race, gender and power. We invite you to take this opportunity to explore how these topics impact your life, nourish your practice, and help generate positive change in our communities. Join us for these recommended retreats.
Please also read below for details on our Scholarship programs.
By examining our relationship to violence and domination, power, femininity, love, and sexuality we can illuminate how patriarchal expressions of self create suffering for all of us as we begin to develop a relationship to a more sacred masculinity. Open to those who identify as male and/or male bodied. We offer our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship fund as a resource for anyone with financial limitations to make it possible to attend. Read more »
Uncovering the Roots of Racism and Oppression through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
With JoAnna Hardy and Erin Treat • May 20 – 24
By connecting to how the roots of racism and oppression can arise within ourselves, we can more effectively and compassionately connect to how they arise in other people. We extend a special invitation to people of color and those across the diverse gender spectrum. We offer our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship fund as a resource for anyone with financial limitations to make it possible to attend. Read more »
Wisdom Rising Retreats
We dream of the lives that we want to live, the book or poem or story that we hunger to write. But we feel stuck, lose focus, and can’t “bring it out of the ether onto the earth.” Through the Five Wisdom Dakini Mandala we will deeply experience the Dakini (the feminine expression of transformation), the wisdom of the five families that help us achieve a more evolved and empowered self, and trace the mandala on the land, in our creative energy, and in finding our authentic voice … Read more »
The Mandala of the Five Buddhas is for all of us who long to integrate the awakened, sacred, and wise masculine within ourselves. These are capacities that must be nurtured by all of us, regardless of our gender identity. During this retreat you will experience transformation through the power of the mandala—a universal map of inner wholeness and embodiment … Read more »
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May we weave social engagement into the fabric of human connection, with appreciation for all sentient beings.
~ With Love,
Tara Mandala Retreat Center