- Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
Tara Mandala is an international Vajrayana Buddhist community with a home base 7,500 feet above sea level in Pagosa Springs, CO. It is guided by Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Lama Tsultrim has studied Tibetan Buddhism under a number of traditional teachers for more than 45 years.
In a chaotic and stressful world, Tara Mandala retreat center offers refuge, renewal and traditional Buddhist training through their residential Living Dharma Volunteer program as well as group and solo retreats. Today, opportunities for quiet contemplation are rare, and places dedicated to long-term retreat are even more scarce. Bordered by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Tribal Land, the retreat center is on 700 acres of rolling hills and meadows adorned with many varieties of wild flowers, ponds, and forests. The land itself is a mandala with a stunning peak in the middle surrounded by four valleys. Retreat cabins are scattered across the landscape, and at its heart is the extraordinary three-story mandala Tara temple.