About This Event

Dämonen – das sind keine furchterregenden Gestalten, die uns aus dem Hinterhalt in den dunklen Gassen der Nacht auflauern. Es sind unsere Ängste, Sehnsüchte, es sind Selbstzweifel, Verwirrung, Wut, Scham oder Verletztheit, all die Emotionen und Konzepte, die Leiden schaffen und uns an einem innerlich friedlichen und freien Leben hindern.

Mit dem „Dämonenfüttern“ hat die buddhistische Lehrerin Tsültrim Allione einen 5-stufigen Prozess entwickelt, um blockierende Emotionen, Gedanken, Zustände zu befreien und die darin gebundene Energie wieder für unsere Unterstützung, unseren Weg, zu gewinnen.

Der Ursprung dieser Methode liegt im „Chöd“, einer Meditationspraxis der tibetischen Yogini Machig Labdrön (11 Jhdt.). Der Kern dieser Praxis liegt in der Transformation. Dabei werden die Dämonen genährt und nicht, wie üblich, bekämpft. Tsültrim Allione hat altes buddhistisches Wissen in westlich psychologisches Verständnis übertragen und damit die transformative Kraft dieser Weisheit für uns zugänglich gemacht.

In diesem Wochenend-Workshop lernen Sie die Methode und Hintergründe des Dämonenfütterns zur Eigenanwendung kennen, Sie erfahren und üben sie und haben zukünftig eine Möglichkeit, Ihren Dämonen zu begegnen und sie Schritt für Schritt zu befreien.

Venue Highlights

Bordered 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.


Tara Mandala offers a large residence hall (Prajna Residence Hall) for luxurious accommodations. Rooms have single or double beds. Private or shared bathrooms are available. Toiletries and towels are not supplied, so it is recommended that retreatants please bring their own. Retreatants can stay in one of our two Dorm Yurts. These yurts house 8-10 beds. We also offer a large camp-ground, for those who want to get back to nature for their retreat accommodation. For those who are camping and staying in yurts, showers are available in the Community Building, a short walk away. There are plenty of cubicles in the bathrooms to store your toiletries and personal belongings.


  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


All meals are delicious, vegetarian, made with all organic ingredients, and served buffet style. Kitchen staff ensure an abundant offering for every meal, in a variety of styles and culinary traditions. We offer tea stations in the Community Building and Temple, with a wide selection of teas and coffee, open 24 hours.


We are 90 minutes from the La Plata County airport in Durango (DRO) and 4 1/2 hours from the Albuquerque airport. The closest international airport is Denver (DIA). Our retreat land is a 25 minute drive from Pagosa Springs. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation. There are several options for ground transportation including professional shuttle services and rental cars from the airports in Denver, Durango, and Albuquerque. For ground transport from Durango Airport to Tara Mandala, we recommend Wilderness Journeys Pagosa. With this service, group discounts can be arranged for $50 each person, each way. A custom reservation is $100 one-way, $190 round trip. In addition to the options listed, you may be able to share a ride with other retreatants coming from various locations. There is a rideshare group listing to help you facilitate a rideshare at: (contact info blocked)

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  • Doris Hintsteiner   June 19, 2019


    It’s a very special place to participate in retreats, whichever! The whole surroundings of land and people living and working there makes it what it is , a place to learn, practice and live there and of course the presence of two Lamas . A chance to change in a positive way , even crusted staff has a chance to solve.

Thank you!

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