Tara Mandala Colorado

Retreat Cabins

Open Dates
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The beauty of nature, quietness, and solitude supported me so much in letting the vajra mind shine through. Having time for my practice with no outer worldly pressure helped me to deeply relax into my meditation, creating space. I’m deeply grateful for this precious time on Tara’s Land!     -Vera…

The Heart Sutra

With Anam Thubten

July 3 - 6, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Anam Thubten will teach on the Heart Sutra, the most important Mahayana Sutra, centered around the Prajnaparamita teachings that deal with awakening to emptiness. The wisdom of emptiness is the way of perceiving all life and experience with the unconditioned mind that is not distorted by our opinions and beliefs.…

R. Carlos Nakai and Nawang Khechog in Concert

With R. Carlos Nakai and Nawang Khechog

July 8, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Please note that if you register online, your name will be listed at the gate and you will not receive a printed ticket. All online registrations are therefore non-transferrable.

The Ear-Whispered Lineage of Ganden: Chöd Retreat

With Kunze Chimed and Chöying Khandro, M.A.

July 18 - 23, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This rarely taught Chöd practice stems from one of the two Chöd lineages of the Buddhist Gelugpa tradition. Tracing their lineage from Machig Labdrön through Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa, these Chöd practices were passed down through oral transmission (“ear-whispered”) from lama to lama and remained fairly secret, practiced…

Special One-Day Benefit for Tara Mandala: Intimate Dialogue and Afternoon Tea with Pema Chödrön & Evening Concert with Krishna Das

July 29, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Join us for this exciting one-day event with two of the most beloved figures in Dharma and Kirtan in the West! Bestselling author and Buddhist meditation teacher Pema Chödrön has touched the lives of millions with her down-to-earth guidance for becoming happier, “saner” people in an ever-changing and challenging world. Grammy®-nominated recording…

Gateway Complete Transmission: Dzogchen Preliminaries (By Invitation Only – Completes)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

August 1 - 5, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (“Completes”) participants who have met their samaya requirements for the Rushen practices. These are closed teachings and only open to those who are part of the “Completes” cohort.  

Gateway Complete Transmission: Troma Sadhana (By Invitation Only – Garudas)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

August 1 - 5, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat is required for all Complete Transmission (“Garuda”) participants who have met their samaya requirements for the White Dakini Sadhana. These are closed teachings and only open to those who are part of the Garuda Complete Transmission program.

Gateway Foundation: Deepening Ngöndro & Tsog Training (By Invitation Only – Tigers)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert

August 19 - 23, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This retreat is required for all Gateway Foundation (Tigers) participants and will focus on refining and deepening the practices found within the Dzinpa Rangdröl Ngöndro. There will be ample practice time, teachings and clarifying questions around certain aspects of the practice, as well as time to bond with your fellow…

Dentog Chigma: Chöd Retreat

With Drüpon Lama Karma

August 30 - September 3, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Dentog Chigma is the main sadhana practice within the Rinchen Trengwa (‘The Mala of Jewels’), the collection of practices in Machig’s Kama (oral) lineage compiled by Karmapa Rangjung Dorje and Karma Chakme. Dentog Chigma literally means ‘Liberation on One Seat.’ This marvelous practice is sung with a melody and accompanied…

Open House & Meditation 101

September 2, 2017
Open House Tara Mandala is open to the public several times each year. You are welcome to join us for a guided tour of our beautiful Retreat Center and Tara Temple, which includes a brief introduction to meditation with time for Q&A and a vegetarian buffet lunch. Please plan to…

WisdomWomen Sacred Sexuality Visionary Gathering

With Michelle Stransky, Mutima Rose Imani and Nadine Nierika Keller

September 7 - 10, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
WisdomWomen is a growing movement of women who believe it is time to look in a revolutionary new direction and build our world from a different paradigm. We are not asking whether or not this can be done. We are claiming that it is ours to do. This Visionary Gathering…

Healing the Heart of the Womb

With Laura Clemmons

September 15 - 17, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Healing the heart of the womb is a time of spiritual exploration, connection, and ceremony. We will use herbs, art, and shamanic journeying as vehicles for the process and we will learn how to use them as daily tools to support and promote a healthier and happier moontime (menstrual cycle)…

A Precious Human Birth-Day Weekend

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Peter Rowan, Erik Jampa Andersson and Karla Jackson-Brewer

September 29 - October 2, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Come celebrate Lama Tsultrim Allione’s 70th Birthday at Tara Mandala. Join us for a weekend of celebration including a Friday evening wine reception, Saturday Chöd Tsog and an evening concert, featuring Peter Rowan, Erik Jampa Andersson and Karla Jackson-Brewer singing their ‘Dharmatized’ originals. Sunday we will hike to Opal Lake…

Open House & Meditation 101

October 7, 2017
Open House Tara Mandala is open to the public several times each year. You are welcome to join us for a guided tour of our beautiful Retreat Center and Tara Temple, which includes a brief introduction to meditation with time for Q&A and a vegetarian buffet lunch. Please plan to…

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 was contacted by a Bhutanese woman, a scholar with…