Programs

Prices
  • $775.00 – Double
  • $1,275.00 – Queen Single
  • $965.00 – Queen Double
  • $490.00 – Dorm Yurt (Men's Only)
  • $400.00 – Camping
  • $400.00 – Commuting

NOTE: If your preferred housing choice is sold out, please register and put a note in the Additional Information box to be put on the wait list. SUGGESTED DANA: $150 – $200

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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Parchangma Chöd

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Anna Raithel

June 23 - 27, 2017

The Parchangma Chöd is an integral part of Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation of Clinging) treasure cycle (terma). In this retreat, you will learn the five melodies and the musical patterns for the drum, bell, and kangling.

Chöd is a wonderful and powerful practice for these difficult times. It brings understanding to the root of our pain and offers a concrete method for the healing of addictions, traumas, and other “demons” in both our inner and outer worlds. It is a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist principles of compassion and emptiness. This centuries-old practice is sung and accompanied by the use of a traditional Chöd drum and bell. Healing comes when fear, fixation, and self-clinging are cut through, giving rise to the awareness of the pure nature of emotions and the emptiness of mental obscurations.

Required materials: The Chöd practice requires a Chöd drum and bell, both of which are available through our store, online at http://dakinibookstore.mybigcommerce.com/. Also recommended is a headlamp or small book-light for night practice. The Kangling is optional.

We are sorry that we cannot accommodate children on the land during this retreat.

This is a required retreat for Gateway Foundation (Tigers).

*No prerequisite required. Open to all.

Teachers

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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Anna Raithel
After finishing her B.A. in Religion, Anna Raithel lived at Tara Mandala for six years, working as Lama Tsultrim’s Executive Assistant and the Temple Manager. She studied Tibetan language and gyaling, coordinated the annual Drubchens, and was the lead umdze (chant leader) and chöpön (ritual arts leader). She is currently…
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