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Gateway Retreats

Sutrayana: The Journey of the Buddha

With Pieter Oosthuizen

May 31 - June 7, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Sutrayana looks deeply at the life of the Buddha and his teachings, including the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and the Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination. We will do intensive practice of Shamata (calm abiding) and walking meditation, and we will also learn about Buddhism through the life…

Three Yana Retreat

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, Karla Jackson-Brewer, Pieter Oosthuizen and Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

May 31 - June 27, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The Three Yana retreat will cover the historical and contemplative development of Buddhism involving a combination of meditation practice and daily teachings.

Mahayana: Vast View, Open Heart

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton and Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

June 10 - 17, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat will explore new developments that took place during the Mahayana period such as the Prajnaparamita Sutra, Madhyamaka and Yogacara philosophies, Buddha Nature, and the greater emphasis on compassionate motivation.

Vajrayana: The Mandala Principle

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Karla Jackson-Brewer

June 20 - 27, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
In this retreat you will learn the historical and practical elements of the Vajrayana (Diamond Vehicle), including the mandala principle, dakinis, and deity yoga. You will be given teachings and transmissions for three meditation practices on the mandala developed by Lama Tsultrim.

Gateway: Completes’ Retreat (By Invitation Only – Completes)

July 22 - 27, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (“Completes”) participants who have met their samaya requirements for the Trekchö practice. These are closed teachings and are only open to those who are part of the “Completes” cohort.

Gateway: White Dakini Sadhana (By Invitation Only – Tigers)

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

July 23 - 27, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat is for those in the Gateway Program who have completed the Dzinpa Rangdröl Ngöndro. These are closed teachings and only open to those who are part of the Gateway Program Foundation (Tigers).

White Dakini Drubchen, including Teaching Days, July 30 – August 10

With Drubpön Lama Karma, Lama Tsultrim Allione and Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert M.A., L.M.H.C.

July 30 - August 10, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle will be performed at Tara Mandala. This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche to Lama Tsultrim Allione.

White Dakini Drubchen only, August 1 – 10

With Drubpön Lama Karma and Lama Tsultrim Allione

August 1 - 10, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle will be performed at Tara Mandala. This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche to Lama Tsultrim Allione.

Gateway: Outer Rushen (By Invitation Only – Garudas)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

August 13 - 18, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (Garuda) participants who have completed their samaya for the Tsalung practices. These are closed teachings only open to those who are part of the Garuda Complete Transmission Program.