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Introductory Retreats

Special Retreat: Garland of Jewels — Advanced Teachings

With Drubpön Lama Karma

August 24 - 29, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
In response to a special request from Lama Tsultrim Allione, during this unique retreat, Drubpön Lama Karma will provide teachings on supplementary texts to the Garland of Jewels (Rinchen Trengwa) chöd tradition.

Somatic Enlightenment: Awakening through the Four Kāyas

With Lama Willa Miller

August 24 - 29, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The practices of Tantra have long recognized the power of the body to catalyze the fruits of awakening. As the Hevajra Tantra states, “Great wisdom lives in the body.” If we bring attention to the body, great wisdom reveals itself to us, like a hidden lotus blooming in the night.

Wisdom Rising Workshop

With Rianne van Rijsewijk

August 30 - 31, 2019
Zutphen, The Netherlands
This workshop is based on Lama Tsultrim Allione´s new book: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. Through the Dakini Mandala, a universal template of wholeness, each of the five dakinis, embodiments of the fierce feminine, transforms an emotional encumbrance into wisdom.

Open House and Intro to Meditation | August

August 31, 2019
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.

Relationship as Sacred Practice

With Nadine Keller, MA and Andrew Keller

September 6 - 9, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Awakened in our bodies and relationships, we can access our highest creative potential. In this gathering we will explore how our relationships can be of service to a world that honors life as sacred.

Lojong – Seven Point Mind Training Retreat

With Drubpön Lama Karma

September 13 - 16, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Mind Training, or Lojong, is a practical and inspiring teaching that transforms the mind afflicted by destructive emotions. Mind Training is at the heart of all practices of Tibetan Buddhism.

P’howa: Transference of Consciousness Retreat

With Drubpön Lama Karma and Rhonda LoPresti

September 19 - 23, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
In this retreat, Drubpön Lama Karma will offer teachings and instructions on the extraordinary Vajrayana method of transference of consciousness at the moment of death. The skillful means of the P’howa practice allows us to direct our consciousness out of our body and into the exalted state of the enlightened…

Journey into the Dakini Mandala: A Meditation and Writing Retreat

With Karla Jackson-Brewer and Ranjini George

September 19 - 22, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
In the introduction of Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine (Simon & Schuster, May 2018), Lama Tsultrim Allione narrates the beginnings of Tara Mandala, a 700-acre Buddhist retreat center in Southwest Colorado. She recounts a conversation with Grandmother Bertha Grove, a respected elder of the Ute…

Khandro Kejang Chöd

With Drubpön Lama Karma

September 26 - October 1, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Chöd literally means "cutting", and is a powerful, dramatic practice of cutting through ego-clinging and delusion by visualizing the offering up of one's body to all beings and karmic debtors. It is a powerful method to sever all self-grasping and to usher one into the realization of emptiness.

Open House and Intro to Meditation | September

September 28, 2019
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 Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

November 13 - 18, 2019
Loenen, Netherlands
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.

Mind Training: Cultivating Compassion & Insight

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

November 21 - 24, 2019
Kamalashila Institute for Buddhist Studies and Meditation
Mind Training, or Lojong, is a practical and inspiring teaching that transforms the mind afflicted by destructive emotions. At the heart of all practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Mind Training puts special emphasis on transforming adversity and joy into the path of awakening.

Winter Solstice Celebration With the Tara Mandala Community

December 21 - 22, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Come celebrate the Winter Solstice 2019 with the Tara Mandala community. Let's join together to center ourselves and begin the holidays by quieting our minds, settling in our bodies, and opening our hearts to the great mystery of the turning of the sun and the darkest night.