Winter Solstice Retreats: Register Now!

This winter Tara Mandala offer two retreats for deep transformation, reflection and renewal – perfect for this time of the year.

As we move into the snow season, we are happy to announce Tara Mandala Winter Solstice Retreats in December:

  Flight of the Garuda with Drubpön Lama Karma (Dec. 16-21) – An extremely rare opportunity to receive teachings and transmissions on three of the most famous and profound Dzogchen instructions practiced in Tibet.

  Winter Solstice Celebration with Lama Tsultrim Allione (Dec. 20-21) – Our annual gathering 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.

We look forward to welcoming you in December! For more information about these retreats and teachers, please see below.


About The Retreats

Flight of the Garuda: A Dzogchen Solstice Retreat

Flight of the Garuda: A Dzogchen Solstice Retreat

With Drubpön Lama Karma

December 16 – 21, 2017

This amazing series of twenty-three vajra songs directly introduces and explains in exquisite detail the entire path of the Dzogchen practice of cutting through (tregchö) conceptual thoughts into the primordially pure nature of the mind … More →

Winter Solstice Celebration

Winter Solstice Celebration

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

December 20 – 21, 2017

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 … More →

About The Teachers

Drubpön Lama Karma

Drubpön Lama Karma

Venerable retreat master (drubpön) Lama Karma was born in eastern Bhutan and joined the Long-Nying Chöling Monastery at a young age. His root teacher was Lama Naljorpa, the great yogi of mahamudra and Dzogchen, from whom he received numerous vows, empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions, including the Chöd Rinchen Trengwa … More →

Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22 … More →