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Tara Mandala International

Chöd: From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Karla Jackson-Brewer

May 28 - June 1, 2020
Online
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat 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…

Vajrayana Retreat: Sacred World – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

June 6 - 12, 2020
Online
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  The rise of the Vajrayana was marked by key social developments including the rise of the feminine, social diversity and the ideal of the siddha or householder yogin. With its emphasis on sacred world and sacred view, the Tantric spiritual path includes and integrates all…

Dakini Ngöndro: The Excellent Path of Great Bliss

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

June 12 - 21, 2020
Kamalashila Institute for Buddhist Studies and Meditation
In this retreat we enter the dakini world of Yeshe Tsogyal, the spiritual mother of Tibetan Buddhism. This Dakini Ngöndro known as the The Excellent Path of Great Bliss is a newly revealed mind treasure from A.dzom Paylo Rinpoche. These teachings on the Luminous Great Perfection that come from the…

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level II – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

June 16 - 21, 2020
Online
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  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® (FYD) work will expand through the mapping of…

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level I – VIRTUAL RETREAT

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

June 25 - 30, 2020
Online
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  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. This process is of…

Dakini Ngöndro: The Excellent Path of Great Bliss – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

July 5 - 9, 2020
Online
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  Due to the necessities of these times, this exceptional Dakini Ngöndro from A.dzom Rinpoche’s Ösel Nyingtig terma cycle was revealed at the behest of Lama Tsultrim Allione and was transcribed with the help of Tulku Ösel Dorje who will be teaching this retreat alongside Lama…

Green Tara Live Program

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

July 12 - August 30, 2020
Online
In this online program you will learn the Green Tara practice from the Ösel Dorje Sangdzö, the “Luminous Secret Vajra Treasury,” a terma (revealed treasure) of Adzom Drukpa.

Gateway: Tröma Sadhana (By Invitation Only – Tigers) – VIRTUAL RETREAT

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

July 13 - 19, 2020
Online
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (Tigers) 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 Tigers Complete Transmission Program. If you are attending White Dakini Drubchö…

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.

Family Retreat: The Open Heart | Child Registration

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, Pieter Oosthuizen, Scott Blossom, Jennifer Warren, Alexis Slutzky, Nick King, Nikita Gayle Romanzov, Andy Spall and Stacy Zumbroegel

August 1 - 7, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness and radiance of interconnectedness, and the vibrant, awake heart that lies within each of us.

Family Retreat: The Open Heart | Teen Registration

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, Pieter Oosthuizen, Scott Blossom, Jennifer Warren, Alexis Slutzky, Nick King, Nikita Gayle Romanzov, Andy Spall and Stacy Zumbroegel

August 1 - 7, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness and radiance of interconnectedness, and the vibrant, awake heart that lies within each of us.

Family Retreat: The Open Heart | Adult Registration

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, Pieter Oosthuizen, Scott Blossom, Jennifer Warren, Alexis Slutzky, Nick King, Nikita Gayle Romanzov, Andy Spall and Stacy Zumbroegel

August 1 - 7, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness and radiance of interconnectedness, and the vibrant, awake heart that lies within each of us.

Benefit Concert for Tara Mandala

With R. Carlos Nakai and Peter Rowan

August 15, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
COVID-19 Update - 04.06.20 Tara Mandala is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Our planning is focused on ensuring the safety of our dharma practitioners, teachers and members of our staff. At this time, this event will continue to be offered as planned. Please refer here to our novel coronavirus (COVID-19)…

Sky Mind: Machig Labdrön and Open Awareness

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

August 20 - 24, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
In one of her brilliant teachings, Machig Labdrön – the great 11th century Tibetan yogini – suggests “don’t search, don’t practice; rest in your nature.” This powerful invitation reminds us to turn towards the innate wholeness of our being, the natural space/expanse of primordial awareness.

Feeding Your Demons Workshop Netherlands

With Paula van Lammeren

August 22 - 23, 2020
Larijs trainingen
The workshop provides a thorough grounding in this remarkable method for transforming and befriending negative emotions, fears, illness and self defeating patterns; and introduces the radical notion that to heal and transform ourselves we must ‘feed’ not fight our demons. The process has been developed and carefully designed by Lama…

SPECIAL FILM SCREENING – Precious Guru: Journey into the Wild Heart of the Second Buddha

August 29, 2020
Liberty Theater, Pagosa Springs, CO
Tara Mandala invites you to a public screening of Precious Guru: Journey into the Wild Heart of the Second Buddha. Precious Guru is a feature length documentary movie that gives vivid insight into the life, times and legacy of Padmasambhava – the 8th century Indian yogi who carried Buddhism over…

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 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.

Dance in the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara: Praise Her, Embody Her, Discover Your Own Perfection

With Prema Dasara

September 23 - 28, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
During this retreat dancers will join in practices, meditation, and dances that guide the participant into the depths of their relationship with Tara; the Tara before us, the Tara we are.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara

With Prema Dasara

September 27, 2020
Tara Mandala
We invite you to join us for an afternoon dance performance at Tara Mandala. This dance offering is based on a mind treasure of the great Terton Chokgyur Lingpa. Arranged and choreographed by Prema Dasara, a western female dancer and dharma guide, it has been offered to some of our…

Feeding your Demons – Den Dämonen Nahrung geben

With Gudrun Binder

October 16 - 18, 2020
Zentrum Sangha
When we are talking about demons, we are not talking about ghosts or goblins but our fears, obsessions, a difficult relationship, self-hatred, anything that blocks our inner freedom. We tend to fight our demons, but the harder we fight them, the stronger they become. If we want to liberate ourselves…

Introductory Feeding Your Demons workshop

With Vajralila and Sudakini Davies

October 17, 2020
Cornerstone Community Centre
Introductory Daylong Workshop: •The context of the practice. •A full introduction to the 5 step method of ‘Feeding Your Demons.’ •A guided practice. •Demonstration of the partner work. •Opportunity to practice partner work. •Handouts of 5 step process for individual and partner work; also ‘tracking forms’. •Participants who have completed…

Return to Zangri – Pilgrimage to Bhutan 2020 Information

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton and Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

October 22 - November 5, 2020
Bhutan
In 2020 we will return to Bhutan to Druk Zangri Khamar, the seat of Machig Labdrön’s lineage in Bhutan. During the 2020 pilgrimage Return to Zangri, we will be visiting our sister Sangha from across the earth and dive deeper into our tradition. We will learn the actual melodies and dances from…

EUROPE – NETHERLANDS, FEEDING YOUR DEMONS®: KAPALA TRAINING LEVEL II

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

April 22 - 27, 2021
Bosoord
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® (FYD) work will expand through the mapping of family lineage demons, physical body…