Category Archives: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

Announcement – New Executive Director

Dear Friends of Tara Mandala, As many of you know, our interim Executive Director, Aly O’Desky, will be transitioning out of the ED role in October. We are deeply grateful for her two years of service at Tara Mandala during which time she has helped the organization immensely holding such roles as Assistant to the … More

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Last Opportunity for Three Yana & Sutrayana Retreats in June

Sutrayana, and the complete Three Yana teachings, “creates a scaffolding wherein all the practices and teachings that one has received are held in place.” – Polly Ryan, MFT. We want to remind you of your last opportunity to join the Sutrayana retreat at Tara Mandala. We invite you on June 3-10 to receive these beautiful … More

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Kapala Training Levels I, II and III – May 2017

Kapala Training is a four-level training program designed for deeper learning and understanding about the Feeding Your Demons® process and becoming certified to help others. The training offers an in-depth exploration of the Chöd teachings of 11th century Tibetan yogini, Machig Labdrön; related Mahayana teachings of Prajña Paramita; as well as the practice of Feeding … More

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Living Dharma Volunteer: Come Join Us for the Summer or Year-Round

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Enter the Three Yanas – Retreats through June 3-30

3 Yanas Retreat

Enter the world of the Three Yanas! Tara Mandala welcome all to our most extensive retreat, the complete and immersive teachings of Sutrayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Three Yana Retreat With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Polly Ryan, MFT • June 3-30, 2017 The Three Yana retreat will cover the historical and contemplative development of Buddhism involving … More

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Announcing Chodhealing.org – a website on Chöd and the Chöd Conference

Announcing Chodhealing.org – an online resource for the practice of Chöd, considered one of the “Eight Great Chariots of Spiritual Accomplishment” in the Tibetan tradition. Celebrating the Historic First International Chöd Conference in July, Tara Mandala are happy to present a website dedicated to Chöd and the upcoming Conference. Here you will find an ever-growing … More

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Search For a New Executive Director

Tara Mandala is happy to announce our search for a new Executive Director. Aly O'Desky, our interim ED, will be leaving as planned in October of 2017. We are now accepting applications for this vital leadership position at our organization. We are seeking individuals who have previously held significant leadership positions and are interested in … More

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Announcing the First International Chöd-Zhijé Conference 2017

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108 Candles for Peace: Make a Losar Offering

“What is the meaning of butter lamp offerings? We do not offer the lamps because enlightened beings need to see them. Rather, the offering of light is a means of dispelling the darkness of our own ignorance, giving rise to clarity and wisdom…” ~ H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is a … More

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Losar Sale: Up to 15% off until 2/10

Take advantage of these special offers from Tuesday 31 January until midnight on Friday 10 February. 15% off all Chöd Drums, Chubas and Zens 10% off all Malas, Prayer Flags and Incense Browse our new arrivals and best sellers below. Visit: www.taramandala.org/shop Thank you for your support. All proceeds directly benefit the mission of Tara … More

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Subscribe to NEW Words of Wisdom

Tara Mandala announces the return of Words of Wisdom, a beautiful weekly offering of excerpts from the works of Lama Tsultrim Allione and other selected enlightened minds. Now in the heart of a sparkling Winter, we reflect upon the loyalty of all our Mailing-list Subscribers – our global heartbeat. 2016 was an incredible year, and … More

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LDV & Positions Available 2017

Are you looking to deepen your practice and connection to the lineages here at Tara Mandala? Are you feeling it is time to offer your gifts in service to the Dharma and conduct meaningful work connected to your path? We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for Living Dharma Volunteer (LDV) and … More

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Jan 8 – Open Webcast Transmission and Q&A with Lama Tsultrim Allione

On Sunday, January 8th at 11am MST Lama Tsultrim Allione will offer our Open Webcast Transmission and Q&A event. During this one-hour LIVE webcast, she will answer questions from our global sangha and offer the Oral Transmission (rLung) for three of the core practices in the Tara Mandala community: The practice of Green Tara from the Ösel Dorje Sangdzö. … More

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Apply Now! Bhutan Two Week Pilgrimage 2017

Machig Labdrön in Bhutan: Two Week Pilgrimage With Lama Tsultrim Allione October 22 – November 7, 2017 Join us for this rare opportunity to go on pilgrimage with Lama Tsultrim Allione to one of the last independent Vajrayana Buddhist countries in the world. Letter from Lama Tsultrim: Dear Tara Mandala Community, Several years ago I … More

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Celebrate Winter Solstice at Tara Mandala

Come celebrate the Winter Solstice 2016 with Lama Tsultrim Allione and the Tara Mandala residents and retreatants. 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 … More

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2017 Retreat Registration Now Open!

Holiday Greetings to you all! We are happy to announce the opening of our 2017 programs to the general public. We have many wonderful events scheduled for 2017, from the first ever International Chöd-Zhijé Conference to an Intimate Tea and Dialogue with Pema Chödrön followed by a concert with Krishna Das. Guest presenters in 2017 … More

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Fall Matching Campaign for Sustainability

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Nov 13 – Open Webcast Transmission and Q&A with Lama Tsultrim Allione

On Sunday, November 13th at 11am MST Lama Tsultrim Allione will offer our Open Webcast Transmission and Q&A event. During this one-hour LIVE webcast, she will answer questions from our global sangha and offer the Oral Transmission (rLung) for three of the core practices in the Tara Mandala community: The practice of Green Tara from the Ösel Dorje Sangdzö. … More

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Oct 30: Dance Brigade’s The Great Liberation Upon Hearing – A benefit for Tara Mandala

Dance Brigade’s The Great Liberation Upon Hearing October 30 at Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA A benefit for Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center 4pm * Silent Auction with great food 6pm * Performance with guest artist, Jennifer Berezen Hosted by Tara Mandala Bay Area Sangha and Dance Brigade. Join us on October 30th at … More

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Position Available: IT Manager

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Lama Tsultrim Allione teaching in Europe during Sep-Oct 2016

Lama Tsultrim Allione teaching in Europe during Sep-Oct 2016 Over the coming months Lama Tsultrim Allione will be teaching in Scotland and Europe. Teachings will be on both the Parchangma Chöd and the Chöd from Chögyal Namkai Norbu, Kapala Trainings (which includes Feeding Your Demons practice) and the White Dakini Empowerment. These events will take … More

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WisdomWomen Visionary Gathering at Tara Mandala – September 9-11

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Make a connection with the White Dakini Drubchen – Volunteer, Donate

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Unique Opportunity: Enter Three Year Retreat Curriculum – The Gateway Program

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Enthronement of Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

July 19, 2016, at Tara Mandala on the Full Moon of the Monkey Year, in the Monkey Month, the most auspicious month in the year of Guru Rinpoche, which occurs only once every 60 years, Charlotte Rotterdam was enthroned by Lama Tsultrim Allione assisted by Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, as the Magyu Lopön, leader of … More

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