Dzogchen Tregchö Mountain Dharma: A Thanksgiving Retreat
- Tara Mandala
- Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
- Nov 21 - 25, 2018 (5 days)
- Commuting - $402.00 Prajna Double - $775.00 Prajna Queen Double - $1,025.00 Prajna Queen Single - $1,300.00 Temple Camping - $402.00
Drubpön Lama Karma will teach two precious cycles of Dzogchen instructions composed by the recent master Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987). The first set of instructions is Extracting the Essence of Accomplishment: Straightforward Ultimate Guidance on the Practice of Mountain Dharma Training. This amazing set of clear and direct instructions explains in lucid detail why one would do retreat, the view, meditation, and conduct of Dzogchen, how to keep the samayas, and how to bring about the fruition of Dzogchen practice in this very lifetime. Having completed sixteen years of strict retreat, Lama Karma will draw on a wealth of experiential understanding on how to get the most out of our retreat experience. The second set of instructions is the Extremely Profound Ultimate Instructions on the Three Spaces: Pith Instructions of the Secret Cycle of the Great Perfection. In these instructions, outer space is the expanse of appearances and emptiness. Inner space is the naked nature of the mind free of conceptual thoughts. Secret space is the self-arisen all-pervasive luminosity of awareness. The goal is to merge all three inseparably in our Dzogchen practice.
A 4-wheel or All-wheel drive vehicle is absolutely necessary to access Tara Mandala in winter conditions.
This retreat is open to all.
Suggested Dana: $120-$160
"One cannot force or grasp a spiritual experience, because it is as delicate as the whisper of the wind." Lama Tsultrim Allione.
Venue HighlightsBordered by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Tribal Land, Tara Mandala Retreat Center is on 700-acres of rolling hills and meadows adorned with many varieties of wildflowers, 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 designed for deep retreat, and at its heart, is the extraordinary three-story Tara temple which celebrates the sacred feminine. The center has a Community Building, where residents and retreatants convene for meals, and other activities.
- Free Parking
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free