Category Archives: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

108 Candles for Peace: Make a Losar Offering

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“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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Announcing the First International Chöd-Zhijé Conference 2017

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Search For a New Executive Director

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tara Mandala launches a new fund for Diversity & Inclusion

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The Living Dharma (LDV) Program – Explore Tibetan Buddhism & Be a Part of Our Community

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Want to explore Tibetan Buddhism in a supportive and immersive environment? Apply now for the Summer 2016 Living Dharma Volunteer program! Engage in community living on 700 acres of wild Colorado land while studying the Buddhist teachings and deepening your meditation practice. Some of our 2016 volunteer opportunities include: Temple Volunteer – Learn the ins and outs of … More

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View our NEW 2016 Program Catalog

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Tara Mandala is overjoyed to present our new 2016 Program Catalog. Great care has been taken in creating an informative and beautiful reflection of our community. May it inspire and enrichen your connection with Tara Mandala. Please click on the link below. PDF File (3.7 MB). If your browser does not download the file to … More

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Season’s Greetings: Letter from Lama Tsultrim Allione

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Dear Friends, Each year on the closing day of our annual White Dakini Drubchen in August, we get up at 3 AM and practice until sunrise. We imagine the merit of the ceremony spreading, like the light rays of the rising sun, across the world. Then we throw colored rice and flower petals into the … More

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Lama Tsultrim Allione joins the Mindrollers for a deep chat about our current disturbing world events: Enjoy recording from Mindrolling Here

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  Lama Tsultrim Allione joins the Mindrollers for a deep chat about our current disturbing world events – how do we as world citizens see how we can help to heal, and how do we get right perspective within ourselves? Part of the path of a Bodhisattva (Sanskrit term for anyone who, motivated by great … More

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2016 New practice Program – Gateway: Journey into the Heart of Machig’s Lineage Beginning this Summer. Apply Now

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