Generating Bodhicitta, the Heart of Compassion
- Tara Mandala
- Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
- Jul 3 - 7, 2019 (5 days)
- Camping - $425.00 Dorm Yurt, Men's - $515.00 Dorm Yurt, Women's - $515.00 Commuting - $425.00 Prajna 3-Bed Female Dorm/Family Room - $565.00 Prajna Double - $750.00 Prajna Queen Shared-Bed - $900.00 Prajna Queen Single - $1,250.00
About This Event
Generating Bodhicitta, the heart of compassion, is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings: it is the heartfelt wish to awaken for the benefit of all beings. During this retreat, Drubpön Lama Karma will provide instruction on how to develop the mind of Bodhicitta, which is an essential part of Mind Training (Lojong) as well as the sole and supreme practice—much needed in our times—of benefiting all sentient beings.
During this retreat Drubpön Lama Karma will teach from the text Bodhicitta: The Main Path to Enlightenment (སེམས་བསྐྱེད་བྱང་ཆུབ་གཞུང་ལམ།) by the great master, Karma Chagmé.
This retreat is open to all.
NOTE: On Saturday, July 6, we will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Tara Mandala with Lama Tsultrim, Lama Karma and others. This event is included with the registration for the retreat.
Suggested Dana: $200 – $250
"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