Winter Solstice Celebration
- Tara Mandala
- Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
- Dec 21 - 22, 2018 (2 days)
- Event Only - $40.00 Temple Camping - $95.00
Come celebrate the Winter Solstice 2018 with the Tara Mandala residents and Lama Tsultrim Allione. 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 set strong intentions for the upcoming year. We will mark the return of the light with an outdoor bonfire where we will release our challenges from the past year followed by a spiral candlelight circumambulation of all the levels of the Tara temple, making each step a prayer. On the top floor of our Temple we will sit in meditation and set our intentions for the new year. We will then spiral back down to the main temple shrine room for a Green Tara Tsog, a special feast offering ceremony. Lama Tsultrim will give a brief explanation and teaching on the Tsog for those of you who are new. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite holiday finger food for the feast. You can bring a plate of 5-10 portions of something that people can easily eat with their fingers without being too messy! Sweet or savory are both fine. Think canopes, stuffed mushrooms, chips, stuffed olives, bliss balls, fudge pieces. Meat is fine, homemade or shop bought all fine too 🙂
This retreat begins with a mandatory check in from 3-3:30 pm.
Join us as we begin a new cycle on this precious planet.
A 4-wheel or All-wheel drive vehicle is absolutely necessary to access Tara Mandala in winter conditions. For anyone who would prefer not to drive home after the tsog, there are overnight accommodations available.
Must be pre-registered by Thursday, December 20.
Note: When registering for this program Event Only, Is for the evening event only. Overnight lodgings include lodging and overnight stay in lodging type you choose plus your event fee. Tsog is included in all registrations.
"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