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Introductory Retreats

GREEN TARA VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

April 23 - 27, 2020
Online
A Tara Mandala at Home - Virtual and Pay It Forward Retreat  Our world is calling us into retreat. What better time to bring intentionality and mindful practice to our days of seclusion. What better time to cultivate compassion and awareness for all beings as we navigate the global and…

Relationship as Sacred Practice: The Art of Love and Devotion

With Nadine Keller, MA and Andrew Keller

May 1 - 6, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Join us for an exquisite immersion into the path of awakening through conscious relationship. Approaching all relationships with deeper awareness, sacredness and intimacy invites us onto a path that is an unfolding process of profound personal and spiritual development.

Meeting the Wisdom Mother

With Shiva Rea and Lama Tsultrim Allione

May 5 - 9, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
During this retreat approaching Mother’s Day, we will explore the Great Wisdom Mother, and her historical emanation Machig Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan Yogini. Many of us suffer from a lack of connection with the Wisdom Mother and could benefit from methods and experiences connecting us to her. How can…

Feeding Your Demons® Online Program

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

May 9 - July 3, 2020
Online
Ideal for therapists, coaches, and facilitators who desire to add a powerful technique to their professional toolbelt, and for individuals who wish to work deeply with their own ‘demons’ through contemplative practice, the year-long Feeding Your Demons® Online Certification program offers a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the…

Open House and Intro to Meditation | May

May 16, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Tara Mandala is open to the public several times each year. You are welcome to join us for a guided tour of our beautiful Retreat Center and Tara Temple and an introduction to Buddhist meditation.

Journey into the Dakini Mandala: A Meditation and Writing Retreat

With Karla Jackson-Brewer and Ranjini George

May 20 - 24, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Through generative writing practices and Dakini Mandala meditation, we will journey into our innermost being, explore the five families, and transform our encumbered emotions.

Skin Out, Skin In: Uncovering the Roots of Racism and Oppression through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

With JoAnna Hardy and Erin Treat

May 20 - 24, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
On the path to making a more equitable, just, and awake world, we need to wake up to how the roots of racism and oppression can arise within ourselves. By connecting to how they may arise in ourselves, we can more effectively and compassionately connect to how they arise in…

Aging with Wisdom and Creativity: Deepening our Practice through Reflection and Writing

With Victress Hitchcock and Olivia Hoblitzelle

May 28 - 31, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Many of us find ourselves dealing with issues around aging and how to respond creatively to this new phase in our lives. In this retreat, we will use writing in different forms – stories, poems, journaling - and small group sharing as a creative way to explore these issues.

Open House and Intro to Meditation | June

June 13, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Tara Mandala is open to the public several times each year. You are welcome to join us for a guided tour of our beautiful Retreat Center and Tara Temple and an introduction to Buddhist meditation.

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.

Dakini Ngöndro: The Excellent Path of Great Bliss

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

July 4 - 9, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
In this retreat we will learn to contemplate and meditate on the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma, and then we will arrive at the uncommon preliminaries of Refuge, Bodhicitta, Vajrasattva, Mandala Offerings, a short Chöd and receiving the blessings of the lineage in a unique Guru…

Open House and Intro to Meditation | July

July 11, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Tara Mandala is open to the public several times each year. You are welcome to join us for a guided tour of our beautiful Retreat Center and Tara Temple and an introduction to Buddhist meditation.

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.

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.

Family Retreat: The Open Heart

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
Join us for an inspiring concert evening with two amazing artists: Grammy Award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan and Grammy-nominated and premier performer of the traditional Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai. These inspiring musicians will take us through a musical journey, blending their insights into a unique,…

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.

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.

Open House and Intro to Meditation | September

September 12, 2020
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Tara Mandala is open to the public several times each year. You are welcome to join us for a guided tour of our beautiful Retreat Center and Tara Temple and an introduction to Buddhist meditation.

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.

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.