Vajrayana

  • 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.…
  • 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…
  • Gudrun Binder

    Gudrun Binder
    Gudrun Binder
    Your guide
    Oct 18 - 20, 2019 (3 days)
    When we are talking about demons, we are not talking about ghosts or goblins but our fears, obsessions, a difficult relationship, self-hatred, anything that blocks our inner freedom.  We tend to fight our demons, but the harder we fight them, the stronger they become. If we want to liberate ourselves from the fight, we must reverse our approach and nurture our demons.  Following this paradigm…
  • Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

    Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton
    Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton
    Your guide
    Nov 2 - 3, 2019 (2 days) See 3 more dates
    A weekend workshop with Lopön Chandra Easton Feeding Your Demons® has benefited thousands worldwide, with practitioners from every walk of life on five continents. The work transcends spiritual constructs, serving as a meaningful tool for anybody, regardless of religious affiliation or personal philosophy. Inspired by the ancient Buddhist practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step…
  • Ongoing
    Feeding Your Demons®: Level One (FYD I) is the first course in a three-part Online Training Series. In this level, Lama Tsultrim Allione (the developer of Feeding Your Demons® teaches the five steps of FYD in depth, with lectures, demonstrations, guided meditations and assignments. She also teaches the history and philosophical roots of the practice, specific therapeutic applications of…
  • Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

    Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton
    Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton
    Your guide
    Nov 21 - 24, 2019 (4 days)
    Mind Training, or Lojong, is a practical and inspiring teaching that transforms the mind afflicted by destructive emotions. At the heart of all practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Mind Training puts special emphasis on transforming adversity and joy into the path of awakening. Mind Training encourages us to move away from self-centeredness and towards developing Bodhicitta, the wish that all beings may…
  • Lama Tsultrim Allione

    Lama Tsultrim Allione
    Lama Tsultrim Allione
    Your guide
    Dec 21 - 22, 2019 (2 days)
    Come celebrate the Winter Solstice 2019 with Lama Tsultrim and 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…
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  • Michele Loew

    Michele Loew
    Robert A.F. Thurman

    Robert A.F. Thurman
    Michele Loew +1
    Your guides
    Jan 22 - 29, 2020 (8 days)
    This year’s Buddha & Yogis retreat in Molokai, Hawaii will intimately explore the super-subtle sciences of Vajrayana found in Mahayana Buddhist Tantras & the Yogic Tantras of Saivism and Vaishnavism. We will explore these subtle mind yogas intellectually and experientially with daily practices of yoga asana, pranayama, mantra & meditation within the tantric mandala, and with…
  • Trishna Horvath

    Trishna Horvath
    Trishna Horvath
    Your guide
    Ongoing
    Contact me to discuss dates! This yoga retreat on Bali and is unique, and amazing. The venue is lovely and the yoga practices are deeply refreshing for mind, body and soul! We will reside in the beautifully terraced region of Eastern Bali. An optional add on excursion would have you on a pilgrimage to Borobudur Stupa in Central Java. Trishna is particularly excited and inspired to offer the…
  • Oct 18 - 20, 2019 (3 days)
    The New York City and Sky Lake communities have scheduled a Vajrayana Group Practice Weekend that is practitioner-directed, similar to bi-monthly group practice days.  This will be a time to go deeply into practice from Friday night through Sunday afternoon in the amazing Sky Lake container. The cost to participants is for lodging and a modest donation to Sky Lake.  Participants will be…
  • Acharya Christie Cashman

    Acharya Christie Cashman
    Acharya Christie Cashman
    Your guide
    Feb 17 - 23, 2020 (7 days)
    The vajrayana teachings are renowned for providing the strongest medicine in times of the greatest confusion. But it’s also during these times that practices such as invoking the deity, resting in the nature of mind, or engaging in sacred perception can feel very remote. Throughout this week-long retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the…
  • Derek Kolleeny

    Derek Kolleeny
    Derek Kolleeny
    Your guide
    Nov 1 - 3, 2019 (3 days)
    The Sadhana of Mahamudra Which Quells the Mighty Warring of the Three Lords of Materialism And Brings Realization of the Ocean of Siddhas of the Practice Lineage. The Sadhana of Mahamudra is an extraordinary poetic practice text that beautifully and powerfully expresses the essence of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s dharma transmission to the West. During this weekend, we will focus…
  • Shastri Sandra Ladley

    Shastri Sandra Ladley
    Shastri Sandra Ladley
    Your guide
    Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2020 (8 days)
    We can make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same. * * * Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. ~~Ani Pema Chodron This retreat is for women to come together in a beautiful setting surrounded by lush gardens to experience deep meditation practice, sacred community and creative expression. We will have the opportunity…
  • Acharya Richard John.

    Acharya Richard John.
    Acharya Richard John.
    Your guide
    Jun 5 - 7, 2020 (3 days)
    This weekend retreat is open to all practitioners—newer students and tantrikas—who wish to deepen their meditation practice. Mahamudra, the “great symbol,” is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely simple and direct. This retreat will be a pre-vajryana introduction. We will deepen the practices of shamatha and vipashyana meditation to…
  • Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. Eckhart Tolle
  • Acharya Eric Spiegel

    Acharya Eric Spiegel
    Acharya Eric Spiegel
    Your guide
    Dec 13 - 15, 2019 (3 days)
    In the tradition of Vajra Assemblies during the life of the Vidyadhara, this weekend retreat will include talks, discussion and practice.  The topic will be determined by the Acharya but will include room for all of our questions and explorations. Practitioners of all Shambhala / Vajradhatu vajrayana practice levels are welcome.  

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