• $1,184.00 – Double
  • $2,008.00 – Queen Single
  • $1,504.00 – Queen Double
  • $720.00 – Dorm Yurt
  • $584.00 – Camping


Date & Time Details: This retreat begins with a mandatory registration period from 2pm to 4pm on the first day and ends after lunch on the last day.

Location: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

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Dakini Retreat

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Miranda Shaw and Ellen Booth Church

May 13 - 20, 2017

Lama Tsultrim will offer this celebrated and unique retreat which she developed to bring transformational personal work into the container of spiritual practice. It involves meditation practice, art, mask making, sound, and some movement. We will work with the Lion-headed Dakini Mandala with an introduction to the practice and transmission. This will be followed by dedicating time to each of the five Dakini families in order to transform obstructed, negative patterns into their corresponding wisdom energy. The closure of the retreat will involve revisiting each family and a big tantric feast. We will be honored by the presence of Miranda Shaw, PhD, author of Passionate Enlightenment and Buddhist Goddesses of India, who will be a participant in the whole retreat. She will also give her slideshow about the history of women and goddesses in the Vajrayana tradition. This retreat is deeply transformative and is not recommended for those with a history of mental instability. 

This is a required retreat for the Magyu Mother Lineage Program.


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…
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Miranda Shaw
Miranda Shaw, Ph.D., Harvard University, is a Buddhist scholar known for her inspiring and groundbreaking work on women in Tantric Buddhism, chronicled in her renowned book Passionate Enlightenment, which has been translated into seven languages. She is also the author of Buddhist Goddesses of India, a thorough and fascinating historic…
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Ellen Booth Church
Ellen Booth Church (Yeshe Choepel) has been practicing Tibetan Buddhism for 25 years. She is a Buddhist teacher, meditation coach, former member on the Tara Mandala Board of Trustees, and an accomplished educator and author of many educational books and articles for parents and teachers. Formerly a professor of Education…
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