Programs

Prices
  • Camping – $800.00

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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Wisdom Rising in the Wild: Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine, A Women’s Wilderness Retreat

With Lopön Chandra Easton, Alexis Slutzky and Stacy Zumbroegel

July 7 - 14, 2018

This retreat will bring the spirit of Wisdom Rising, a movement started by Lama Tsultrim Allione, into the wild. Following in the footsteps of the sages of old who lived and practiced in nature, we will practice deeply, sitting under trees in direct contact with the elements, on the beautiful land of Tara Mandala.

In this retreat, we will share a uniquely feminine approach to Buddhist practice and being with nature, offering ways to help nurture your practice and reconnect with the rhythm of the natural world. A portion of each day will be dedicated to studying one of the five Dakini families of the Dakini Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine as taught by Lama Tsultrim. We will spend time practicing together and alone in nature, working intimately with the elements and natural cycles of change, as well as with dreams. This work enhances our capacity to transform core emotional patterns affecting women today—anxiety, anger, inadequacy, depression, grasping, and compulsive doing—into living wisdom.

This 8-day retreat will be self-sustaining: we will camp, sleep on the earth, cook, eat, and meet in council as a small community.

This retreat is open to all those who identify as women.

Suggested Dana: $240-$320

 

Teachers

Lopön Chandra Easton
Lopön Chandra Easton is a teacher and translator of Tibetan Buddhism, focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdrön and Lama Tsultrim Allione. She has taught Buddhism and Yoga since 2001 and co-translated “Sublime Dharma: A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection.” She is currently on the Tara Mandala Bay Area…
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Alexis Slutzky
Alexis Slutzky serves as a wilderness guide, educator and mentor bringing earth-based wisdom and mindfulness practice into contemporary forums. She is a council trainer and works in this capacity with the Ojai Foundation, Center for Council and Pacifica Graduate Institute as well as other forums. Alexis is Adjunct faculty at…
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Stacy Zumbroegel
Stacy Zumbroegel is a practicing counselor and meditation teacher who lives in Myanmar and California. Her love of the Dharma and Asian culture has her traveling throughout India, Nepal, and Myanmar. She has been practicing Buddhism for over twenty-five years. As a counselor and mentor, Stacy has experience working with…
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