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  • Lorrie Lawrence

    Lorrie Lawrence
    Lorrie Lawrence
    Your guide
    Sedona Wellness – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Nov 12 - 16, 2019 (5 days) See 1 more date
    Perfect Health Cleanse Program Wellness Retreat Do you want to look, feel and live better than ever before?  Our five day Ayurvedic Cleanse program will guide you through a simple yet profound experience towards Perfect Health. The truth is, imperfect nutrition choices, stress, and the toxins they create  contribute to: Brain fog Blurred vision Ringing ears Digestive discomfort Constipation…
  • Sedona Wellness – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Nov 23 - 24, 2019 (2 days)
    Ayurvedic Massage-Abyhanga & Shirodhara Wellness Workshop Retreat - 16 NCBTMB CE’s - CO Expand your private practice and knowledge, add value to your expertise in the workplace, and open yourself to the profound healing secrets of Ayurveda! Ayurvedic Massage and Indian head massage are relatively new luxury experiences, arising from an ancient practice, enjoyed today in many Spa and…
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  • Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Ongoing
    The beauty of nature, quietness, and solitude supported me so much in letting the vajra mind shine through. Having time for my practice with no outer worldly pressure helped me to deeply relax into my meditation, creating space. I’m deeply grateful for this precious time on Tara’s Land!     -Vera M. Retreat, or returning back to a place of origin, is an age-old practice in many cultures.…
  • Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Ongoing
    October 15 - April 10 A one-week minimum is required. Mondays and Fridays are check-in and check-out days. We are happy to announce that the Prajña Residence Hall will be open for personal retreats during the above dates, pending availability around group retreats. In cases of smaller group retreats, rooms may remain available. This is a great opportunity to do retreat in a supported and…
  • Lama Tsultrim Allione

    Lama Tsultrim Allione
    Lama Tsultrim Allione
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Dec 21 - 22, 2019 (2 days)
    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. The Winter Solstice has been celebrated throughout history by many cultures and is a special time for us at Tara Mandala to…
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  • Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

    Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam
    Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam
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    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Apr 23 - 27, 2020 (5 days) See 1 more date
    Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot in the world, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. In this retreat you will have the opportunity to: Learn to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who provides protection from fears and obstacles.  Learn the Green Tara practice from the Luminous Secret Vajra…
  • Shiva Rea

    Shiva Rea
    Shiva Rea
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    May 5 - 9, 2020 (5 days)
    During this retreat approaching Mother’s Day, we will explore the Great Wisdom Mother, and her historical emanation Machig Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan Yogini. Many of us suffer from a lack of connection with the Wisdom Mother and could benefit from methods and experiences connecting us to her. How can we find the Great Mother within?  During our retreat we will:  Journey to find the…
  • Andrew Keller

    Andrew Keller
    Nadine Keller, MA

    Nadine Keller, MA
    Andrew Keller +1
    Your guides
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    May 1 - 6, 2020 (6 days)
    Join us for an exquisite immersion into the path of awakening through conscious relationship. As living beings, we are in continuous relationship: with self, other, environment, earth, romantic partners, family, friends, community, and the Divine. Approaching all relationships with deeper awareness, sacredness, and intimacy invites us onto a path that is an unfolding process of profound personal…
  • Ranjini George

    Ranjini George
    Karla Jackson-Brewer

    Karla Jackson-Brewer
    Ranjini George +1
    Your guides
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    May 20 - 24, 2020 (5 days)
    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 tribe. In the spring of 1994, after a sweat lodge ceremony,…
  • Erin Treat

    Erin Treat
    JoAnna Hardy

    JoAnna Hardy
    Erin Treat +1
    Your guides
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    May 20 - 24, 2020 (5 days)
    On the path to making a more equitable, just, and awake world, we need to wake up to how the roots of racism and oppression can arise within ourselves. By connecting to how they may arise in ourselves, we can more effectively and compassionately connect to how they arise in other people. How we express ourselves externally comes from direct relationship to our own hearts and minds. Through clarity…
  • Lama Rod Owens

    Lama Rod Owens
    Lama Rod Owens
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    May 13 - 16, 2020 (4 days)
    We will take up a dharmic lens to examine our relationship to violence and domination, power, femininity, love, and sexuality along a path to unveiling and honoring non-patriarchal expressions of who we are as human beings. Our intention is to illuminate how patriarchal expressions of self create suffering for all of us as we begin to develop a relationship to a more sacred masculinity. Our hope…
  • Karla Jackson-Brewer

    Karla Jackson-Brewer
    Karla Jackson-Brewer
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    May 28 - Jun 1, 2020 (5 days)
    Chöd is a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist tradition of compassion and emptiness. This centuries-old practice is sung, and is accompanied by the use of a traditional Chöd drum and bell. Healing comes when fear, fixation, and self-clinging are cut through, when we nurture and don’t fight what assails us. This gives rise to the awareness of the empty nature of…
  • Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

    Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam
    Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Jun 16 - 21, 2020 (6 days)
    This retreat consists of a deepening of the Prajña Paramita practice, an introduction to Jamgön Kongtrül’s text “Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother,” and Machig Labdrön’s method for cutting through discursive thoughts with sound. Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) work will expand through the mapping of family lineage demons, physical body demons, and hydra demons.  For licensed…
  • Olivia Hoblitzelle

    Olivia Hoblitzelle
    Victress Hitchcock

    Victress Hitchcock
    Olivia Hoblitzelle +1
    Your guides
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    May 28 - 31, 2020 (4 days)
    Many of us find ourselves dealing with issues around aging and how to respond creatively to this new phase in our lives. We may notice a quiet pull toward deeper, more committed practice or be propelled by the recognition that our mortality is closer. Although our prevailing culture views aging as a time of loss and decline, in fact our elder years are filled with opportunities for growth,…
  • Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    May 7, 2020 (1 day)
    In honor of Machig Labdrön’s birthday, we will practice the Garland of Jewels (Tib. Rinchen Trengwa) sadhana to celebrate and share her living oral tradition of Chöd.  What is the Garland of Jewels or Rinchen Trengwa? The Garland of Jewels holds a unique position in Machig Labdrön’s lineage. At the time of the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339), Machig’s teachings had become well…
  • Tulku Ösel Dorje

    Tulku Ösel Dorje
    Tulku Ösel Dorje
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Jul 4 - 9, 2020 (6 days)
    In this retreat we will enter the Dakini world of Yeshe Tsogyal, the spiritual mother of Tibetan Buddhism. This is not an ordinary Ngöndro. This practice directly transmits the Dzogchen state and is a fresh revelation that is infused with “the warm breath of the Dakinis.” This Dakini Ngöndro, known as the The Excellent Path of Great Bliss, is a newly revealed mind treasure from A.dzom Paylo…
  • Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    May 16, 2020 (1 day) See 2 more dates
    OPEN HOUSE 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. This tour includes a history of Tara Mandala, as well as teachings on how the Tara Temple is a representation of the mandala structure (sacred diagram), each direction representing one of the Buddha Families.  The day long tour also…
  • Polly Ryan, MA, MFT

    Polly Ryan, MA, MFT
    Karla Jackson-Brewer

    Karla Jackson-Brewer
    Polly Ryan, MA, MFT +1
    Your guides
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Jun 25 - 30, 2020 (6 days)
    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. This process is of great benefit when working with a wide variety of personal demons and other dilemmas of modern life. This training is the…
  • Michael Meade

    Michael Meade
    Michael Meade
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Jun 25 - 30, 2020 (6 days)
    Join mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade and Buddhist teacher and bestselling author Lama Tsultrim Allione for an intensive four-day retreat. We are witnessing a unique period of radical climate change as well as world-wide social turmoil. Despite and because of the chaos in the world, we long for the type of deep descent provided by initiation in order to be reborn into greater wisdom and…
  • I Tell You Truly, Everything You Now See Will Vanish Like a Dream. Rumi
  • H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche

    H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche
    H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Jul 13 - 19, 2020 (7 days)
    Longchenpa (1308-1364) was one of the most brilliant teachers of the Nyingma lineage in Tibetan Buddhism. He systematized the Nyingma teachings in his revered text Seven Treasures and wrote extensively on Dzogchen (Great Perfection). H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche will teach on one of these Seven Treasures called The Treasury of the Natural State (Tib. Nelug Dzö). The verses of this classic text teach…
  • H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche

    H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche
    H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Jul 22 - 28, 2020 (7 days)
    What is a Drubchö? Drubchö means Accomplishment Ritual. It is an intensive practice retreat focused around the activation of a central mandala that contains objects and substances that are empowered during the ritual. It is similar to the Drubchen that we have offered the last ten years, but without the night sessions. Historically, many cultures created ceremonies around a collective mandala.…
  • Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert M.A., L.M.H.C.

    Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert M.A., L.M.H.C.
    Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert M.A., L.M.H.C.
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Jul 13 - 19, 2020 (7 days)
    This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (Tigers) participants who have met their samaya requirements for the White Dakini Sadhana. These are closed teachings open only to those who are part of the Tigers Complete Transmission Program. If you are attending White Dakini Drubchö and wish to stay on the land between retreats, choose three extra nights. Extra night lodging is only an…
  • Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Jul 13 - 19, 2020 (7 days)
    This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (Garudas) participants who have completed their samaya for the Outer Rushen practices. These are closed teachings open only to those who are part of the Garudas Complete Transmission Program. If you are attending White Dakini Drubchö and wish to stay on the land between retreats, choose three extra nights. Extra night lodging is only an…
  • Jess Lewis

    Jess Lewis
    Jess Lewis
    Your guide
    Tin Canyon Farm – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Apr 11, 2020 (1 day)
    • group
      8 People per group
    • meals
      2 Meals provided each day. Vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, ayurvedic, includes-meat, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free options available
  • Tulku Ösel Dorje

    Tulku Ösel Dorje
    Tulku Ösel Dorje
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Aug 11 - 15, 2020 (5 days)
    The powerful practice for accomplishing Tröma Nagmo (also known as Khrodakāli, the Wrathful Black Mother) takes unsurpassed primordial wisdom as the very path itself and belongs to the Ösel Nyingtig cycle of teachings from A.dzom Paylo Rinpoche. Although it is a sadhana practice, the essence of nondual Dzogchen permeates every line. This amazing practice for accomplishing Tröma, the Black…
  • Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Aug 1 - 7, 2020 (7 days) See 2 more dates
    "Survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama This year’s family retreat will explore teachings and practices of compassion that open our hearts more fully to ourselves, each other, and the community of life around us. Compassion attunes us to the richness and radiance of interconnectedness, and the vibrant, awake heart that lies within each of…
  • Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche

    Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche
    Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Aug 20 - 24, 2020 (5 days)
    The ability to transfer consciousness into an exalted state at the moment of death allows us to live without the fear of dying. Through P’howa, death becomes an opportunity for liberation instead of a mere severance from what we have known and loved in life. It assures us that we won’t die in a state of spiritual uncertainty and drift helplessly after death. This P’howa is from the Longchen…
  • Karla Jackson-Brewer

    Karla Jackson-Brewer
    Karla Jackson-Brewer
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Sep 2 - 8, 2020 (7 days)
    A retreat open to everyone! The Mandala of the Five Buddhas is for all of us who long to integrate the awakened, sacred, and wise masculine within ourselves. Buddhism sees the enlightened masculine as the capacity to act skillfully and with wise compassion. These are capacities that must be nurtured by all of us, regardless of our gender identity. The Jungian understanding of the psyche tells us…
  • Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

    Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
    Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
    Your guide
    Tara Mandala – Pagosa Springs Colorado Pagosa Springs Colorado
    Aug 27 - 29, 2020 (3 days)
    Join us for a special retreat with one of the most beloved and influential female senior Buddhist teachers in the West today, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. Jetsunma will give teachings on a text by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye titled Advice Given To Lhawang Tashi. The teachings of this text state that "All of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa are your own mind...they don’t arise from anything else in the…

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