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Tara Mandala

Tara Mandala

Tara Mandala offers access to teachings and retreat in a variety of formats including onsite retreats in our retreat center in Colorado, virtual retreats and online courses held year-round, as well as opportunities for personal and solitary retreat.

Vajrayana Retreat: The Mandala Principle – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

August 5 - 10, 2021
Online - Zoom
This retreat offers an historical and philosophical overview of the Vajrayana and explores the mandala principle as a guiding framework for understanding and embodying the richness of the Vajrayana path.
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Naga Puja: Pacifying the Nagas – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Gyurme Rabgye

August 7 - 9, 2021
Online - Zoom
Master artist and teacher Lama Gyurme is delighted to introduce the art of torma making and the offering practice for the Nagas. 
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Chöd: From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Practice Intensive – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

August 14 - 15, 2021
Online - Zoom
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  Our relationship to practice is like an intimate friendship in which deeper layers of understanding are revealed over time. This Intensive will expand and intensify your Chöd practice. Delving into each section, the visualizations, melodies and instruments, we explore subtleties of the teachings and their…
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Beginning Classical Tibetan – Online Course

With Jake Nagasawa

August 24 - October 12, 2021
Online - Zoom
Over the course of eight weeks, you will learn the basic grammar of classical Tibetan, with the goal of helping you to engage meaningfully with the Tibetan in your sādhanās, or daily practice text. In this course you will study several texts that are frequently recited at Tara Mandala, and…
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Sowa Rigpa Revolution: Immersion into Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig Cycle – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Erik Jampa Andersson

August 27 - 31, 2021
Online - Zoom
In this retreat, Tibetan Medicine practitioner and teacher Erik Jampa Andersson will present the foundational history, theories, and healing modalities of Tibetan Medicine, based on the teachings of Yuthok's Root Tantra (རྩ་རྒྱུད་).
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Gateway: Tsalung (By Invitation Only – Tigers)

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

August 29 - September 4, 2021
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
These are closed teachings open only to those who are part of the Tigers Complete Transmission Program.
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Mennag Rinpoche’i Dzöd: The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche

September 1 - October 29, 2021
Zoom - Online
Tara Mandala has the rare opportunity to offer bi-weekly teachings with Adzom Gyalse Tulku Rinpoche in which he will provide a unique opportunity to learn and study Mennag Rinpoche'i Dzöd, The Treasury of Essential Pith Instructions by Longchenpa.
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Feeding Your Demons® Level II – Online Program

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

September 4 - November 14, 2021
Online
Deepen your training and knowledge of Feeding Your Demons® in Online Level II. Learn how to work more extensively with your allies, trace your demons in your body, and map family demons and allies. (Please note: prerequisites required)
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Awake Mind: Writing – Drawing – Contemplating – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Victress Hitchcock and Barbara Bash

September 4 - 5, 2021
Online - Zoom
Spend a weekend with artist/calligrapher Barbara Bash and writer/filmmaker Victress Hitchcock exploring the rich world of natural creativity we all share. 
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Feeding Your Demons® Level I – Online Program

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

September 11 - November 7, 2021
Online
In Feeding Your Demons® Level I, you will learn this potent, life-changing method, creating meaningful transformation in a world that is ripe for profound healing.
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Feeding Your Demons® Full Certification Program

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

September 11, 2021
Online and onsite
Join the Feeding Your Demons® Full Certification Program and become fully certified to use this method in a therapeutic setting with clients.
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Song of Mahamudra – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

September 17 - 19, 2021
Online - Zoom
In this virtual retreat, Lama Tsultrim will offer a rare glimpse into the Mahamudra oral transmission of one of the lineage’s most learned and accomplished masters. She will offer teachings on Tilopa’s Song of Mahamudra, considered to contain the essence of all teachings.
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21 Tārās for the 21st Century

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

September 19, 2021 - August 7, 2022
Online
In this yearlong transformational study program, divided in three parts, Lopön Chandra Easton, Buddhist teacher, scholar, and Tārā Mandala’s Assistant Spiritual Director, reveals the 21 aspects of Tārā, the female Buddha of Compassion.
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Awake in the Wild – A Nature Meditation Retreat

With Mark Coleman

September 20 - 26, 2021
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Following ancient traditions that value the transformative power of nature, this retreat will be spent meditating outdoors in the natural beauty and mystery of the San Juan mountains at Tara Mandala.  Whether during sunrise and sunset meditations, listening to the soothing sounds of the breeze, or sitting graced in the…
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The Spiritual Path of Birth and Motherhood – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Gena McCarthy RN, MFT

September 25, 2021
Online - Zoom
We gather as a community of mothers and mothers-to-be to explore birthing and motherhood as a rich and profound spiritual path. Our time will include traditional dharma teachings and practices as well as age-old wisdom surrounding the nature of birth and motherhood.
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‘Live’ Webcast – Oral Transmission (Tib. Lung) for Green Tara, CNNR Chöd, and Riwo Sangchö

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

September 26, 2021
Online - Zoom
Anyone is welcome to receive a Lung as a blessing and connection to a certain practice. If you have already received the Lung, you are welcome to receive it again as a blessing. 
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Green Tara ‘Live’ – Online Course

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Lama Tsultrim Allione

October 2 - November 20, 2021
Online
This is a great introductory course for understanding ‘deity’ practice in Buddhism.  Green Tara is one of the most beloved and important deities in Tibetan Buddhism. Taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione and Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, it includes 4 Live Webcasts with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam. Click here for more information or to register: https://www.taramandala.org/live-courses/green-tara/
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In Green Tara’s Footsteps: Pilgrimage into the Heart of Compassion – A Meditation and Writing Virtual Retreat

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Ranjini George, MA, MFA, PhD

October 7 - 10, 2021
Online - Zoom
Participants will receive transmission and instruction in the Abbreviated Green Tara practice from the Treasury of Secret Vajra Luminosity (Ösel Dorje Sang Dzö Ley), revealed by Adzom Drugpa. Teaching, discussion and meditation will be interwoven with selected readings of pilgrimage literature and generative writing practice.
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Being Light Messengers of Darkness – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

October 15 - 17, 2021
Online - Zoom
Together in this retreat you will be offered various blessings of protection and meditations created by Zenju Sensei. You also will have the opportunity to open your heart to darkness through eight gateways using the dark mothers as protectors.
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Skymind – Online Course

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

October 22 - December 17, 2021
Online
This 8-week live, online course is based on Machig Labdrön's pith instructions and features Open Awareness meditation. 
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The Goddess Temple Café: Joyful Art & Storytelling – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S. and Ranjini George, MA, MFA, PhD

October 29 - 31, 2021
Online - Zoom
Connect with the fierce feminine and treat yourself to a cross-cultural weekend of storytelling, poetry, oracles, music, recipes and goddess stories in our virtual goddess temple cafe.
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Wisdom Rising ‘Live’ – Online Course

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

November 6 - December 18, 2021
Online
In this 7-week course, Lama Tsultrim will: Guide you through the development of the feminine in Buddhism. Introduce the mandala principle and its importance to western and eastern psychology. Provide an in-depth overview of the fierce feminine qualities found within the five Dakini buddha families. Additionally, students will have the…
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Inhabiting the Boundless Heart: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Polly Ryan, MA, MFT and Meg McCraken

November 12 - 14, 2021
Online - Zoom
Come as you are, and leave revitalized at every level of your being from this yoga and meditation retreat. You will come out of this weekend retreat with practical tools, practices, and perspectives to help you to live with a boundless heart in your everyday life.
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Poetry of Mahamudra: Songs of Realization of the Mahasiddhas – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

November 20 - 21, 2021
Online - Zoom
In this joyful weekend virtual retreat we will explore through meditation and discussion several songs of realization by Tilopa, Milarepa, Saraha and others. Igniting our own luminous vision, we’ll bring these inspiring teachings to life through our own creative writing. 
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Ösel Nyingtig Cycle: Tröma Chöd – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

December 2 - 5, 2021
Online - Zoom
This teaching on Tröma's Practice Chöd is permeated with the secret Dzogchen teachings and is considered extremely esoteric and advanced. Therefore, this practice is only open and required to those who have maintained the practice commitments for the Dakini Ngöndro and the Yeshe Tsogyal sadhana within Ösel Nyingtig.
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Living Compassion: Embracing the Joy and Courage of an Open Heart – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

December 11 - 12, 2021
Online - Zoom
This offering is part of our Share the Dharma Initiative! Click the title or image of the retreat to learn more.
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