Lojong – Seven Point Mind Training Retreat
- Tara Mandala
- Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
- Sep 13 - 16, 2019 (4 days)
- Camping - $320.00 Dorm Yurt, Men's - $392.00 Dorm Yurt, Women's - $392.00 Commuting - $320.00 Prajna 3-Bed Female Dorm/Family Room - $432.00 Prajna Double - $580.00 Prajna Queen Shared-Bed - $700.00 Prajna Queen Single - $980.00
About This Event
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 turning away from extreme self-centeredness and developing Bodhicitta mind, which wishes for the happiness of all sentient beings. Teachings in this retreat will center on how to cultivate compassion, patience, and wisdom. The retreat will include teachings, guided meditations, and discussion.
During this retreat Drubpön Lama Karma will teach from the Commentary on the Seven Point Mind Training (བློ་སྦྱོང་དོན་བདུན་མའི་འགྲེལ་པ།) by Sechilphu Choekyi Gyaltsen.
This retreat is open to everyone. No prior meditation experience is required.
Suggested Dana: $160 – $200
"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.
AccommodationsTara 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
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free