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Retreats at Tara Mandala

Open House and Intro to Meditation | June

June 29, 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.

Tara Mandala Teachers’ Retreat

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

July 2 - 7, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat is for Tara Mandala Authorized and Apprentice Teachers and is by invitation only.

Generating Bodhicitta, the Heart of Compassion

With Drubpön Lama Karma

July 3 - 7, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Generating Bodhicitta, the heart of compassion, is the essence of the Buddha's teachings. It is the heartfelt wish to awaken for the benefit of all beings. During this retreat, Drubpön Lama Karma will provide instruction on how to develop and practice the mind of Bodhicitta.

Tara Mandala Rising: Celebrating 25 Years

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Drubpön Lama Karma

July 6 - 7, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
During this celebration, Lama Tsultrim and guests will share powerful stories and teachings about how Tara Mandala can move forward with the profound intention to serve present and future generations of students.

Family Retreat | Child Registration | Ages 4-11

With Jennifer Warren, Nikita Gayle Romanzov and Becca Prolman

July 11 - 17, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This year’s Family Retreat will explore the mandala principle, a universal map for inner and outer balance and wholeness. This retreat will include family activities, young people’s groups, a parent program, and free time.

Family Retreat | Teen Registration | Ages 12-17

With Alexis Slutzky, Stacy Zumbroegel and Ann Hackney

July 11 - 17, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The teens will be guided to dive deeper into their own relationship with themselves and each other during a 24-hour solo vision quest with several preparatory and integration days.

Family Retreat | Adult Registration

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, Pieter Oosthuizen and Scott Blossom

July 11 - 17, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The Family Retreat is a true retreat experience that brings us face-to-face with our own experience and gives us the time and space to slow down and renew our personal practice.

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.

Paradox of Power and Abuse in Buddhism: Wisdom Rising Dialogue Series

With Lama Willa Miller, Lama Rod Owens, Karla Jackson-Brewer, MacAndrew Jack, Eve Ekman, Rev. Grace Schireson, Ph.D., Carol Merchasin, Christopher Crotty, Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton and Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

August 16 - 18, 2019
San Francisco Dharma Collective, San Francisco, CA
The Wisdom Rising Dialogue Series offers an opportunity to reflect, interact, and engage in transformative discussions to awaken a new collective narrative that can advance positive change in our communities and societies. The topic for this years Dialogue Series is The Power of Leadership.

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.

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.

Dakini’s Whisper: Subtle Body Training

With Chöying Khandro, M.A.

September 13 - 16, 2019
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Dive deeply into the wisdom and compassion embodied in this transformative practice.This retreat is devoted to Therapeutic Mind-Body-Heart Training, which interweaves a set of exercises from Tibetan Wisdom Tradition, meditation and Yoga Therapy.

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…

Open House and Intro to Meditation | September

September 21 - 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.

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.

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.