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Tara Mandala Blog
Nov 18

2019 Annual Year-End Campaign

Dear Noble Sangha,

Lama Tsultrim Allione and David Petit founded Tara Mandala 25 years ago with the vision of establishing a place of retreat, refuge, teaching, and spiritual growth anchored in Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism and a tradition of the empowered feminine and sacred masculine. Across more than two and a half decades, we have seen that vision flourish on the land and in a growing global community that embodies a deep connection to the teachings of our Machig Labdrön lineage, and a shared aspiration to foster innate wisdom for the benefit of all beings.

As a community, we are deeply grateful for the role you have played in making this vision a reality through your support. It is amazing what we have accomplished, much more than Lama Tsutrim’s original vision of a remote retreat center. We are now a global community and it feels like Tara Mandala is becoming more relevant by the day.

Our incredible team of heart-centered individuals, who are devoted to the expansion of our deeply rooted wisdom offerings, are the torch carriers of Lama Tsultrim’s vision. Through innovation and collaboration, new online program launches such as Wisdom Rising and Green Tara, both highly rated by over 500 participants from 22 countries, along with the development of Feeding Your Demons Certification Program (launching in 2020) illuminate the energy of our Mandala as well as opportunities we share as a global community to offer the teachings with new tools and technologies on a grander scale. We would not be able to accomplish our goals without you!

With your continuing support we can do much more. To make a one-time donation, click here

On the land, Tara Mandala Retreat Center in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, continues to provide a place of refuge and empowerment. We are honored to welcome our Authorized Teachers, distinguished guest teachers, and with blessed reverence, our dear Lama Tsultrim to the 2020 teaching season with programs such as Descent and Emergence: A Mythic Journey for Challenging Times, with Michael Meade and Lama Tsultrim Allione; Dakini Ngöndro: The Excellent Path of Great Bliss, with Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje; Longchenpa’s Treasury of the Natural State: A Dzogchen Retreat, with H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche; Liberation is Now: Engaging the Mind to Discover it Moment by Moment, with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo to name a few. To explore 2020 programs, click here!

As a token of gratitude for your generosity, we are recognizing gifts of:

  • $2,500 or more with a cashmere shawl
  • $500 to $2,499 with a limited edition 3” Machig Labdrön Statue or a Machig Labdrön Bone Pendant (your choice)
  • $100 to $499 with a Tara Mandala Insulated Thermos

As Tara Mandala concludes its 25th Anniversary, we invite you to make a tax deductible special year-end gift before December 31, 2019 to support our growing global community in a shared journey of healing, awareness, and higher aspirations for intentional living and spiritual practice.

On behalf of Lama Tsultrim Allione and each of us at Tara Mandala International Buddhist Community, thank you for making support part of your practice. We would not be here without you and your generous support!

With blessings for a vast view and open heart. A la la ho!

The Tara Mandala Family

Photos: Header (Deborah Howe), store photos (Leigh Anne LaGarry and Matthew Cannella), land photo (David Lipka)