Wisdom Rising at Tara Mandala Retreat Center

Wisdom Rising @ Tara Mandala

Wisdom Rising retreats offer practices of healing and self-empowerment that will awaken the fierce feminine in ourselves, our society, and the world.

•  Wisdom Rising: Divine and Diverse – Awaken the Empowered Feminine Within: A Women’s Retreat
With Lopön Chandra Easton, Karla Jackson-Brewer, Alejandra Siroka, M.A. and Ranjini George | May 24 – 28, 2018
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•  Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine Book Launch Celebration
With Lama Tsultrim Allione | June 8 – 10, 2018
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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
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•  Vajrayana: The Mandala Principle
With Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam | July 7 – 14, 2018
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•  Pre-Order the Wisdom Rising book now on Amazon

At this time in the world, when the degradation of women, domination of marginalized groups, and destruction of the natural world are so apparent and connected, the vibrant potency of the dakinis is needed more than ever. Lama Tsultrim’s new book Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine shows readers how they can transform their most difficult emotions, heal themselves and the world by empowering the sacred feminine within. Read below for more about Wisdom Rising retreats at Tara Mandala.

Wisdom Rising Retreats at Tara Mandala

Wisdom Rising: Divine and Diverse – Awaken the Empowered Feminine Within: A Women’s Retreat


Wisdom Rising: Divine and Diverse – Awaken the Empowered Feminine Within: A Women’s Retreat

With Lopön Chandra Easton, Karla Jackson-Brewer, Alejandra Siroka, M.A. and Ranjini George

May 24 – 28, 2018

You have engaged in meditation, yoga or mindfulness practices and enjoyed a deep level of self-connection, relaxation and ease. Yet, you find it challenging to integrate your inner experiences on the cushion or mat into the current daily expressions of divisiveness, bigotry and violence in our world. You may feel unsure about what to do and may even feel powerless. There is an inner knowing that tells you, you are needed at this time in history. It is true, you are needed in your divine feminine form as an agent of compassion, power and clarity. You are needed as an awake being who can integrate your spiritual practices into the important conversations we need to have around issues of race, privilege and oppression. … More →

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine Book Launch Celebration


Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine Book Launch Celebration

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

June 8 – 10, 2018

This retreat will be the Tara Mandala launch celebration of Lama Tsultrim’s new book, Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine, to be published by Simon and Schuster in May 2018. Lama Tsultrim’s new book offers a guide to access a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine: the fierce wise Dakini, whose juicy potency is needed to meet the gale force winds of the current world situation. Nasty woman and pussy power translate into a dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition from Tibet. Through the Dakini Mandala, a universal template of wholeness, each of the five dakinis transforms an emotional poison into wisdom. … More →

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


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. … More →

Vajrayana: The Mandala Principle


Vajrayana: The Mandala Principle

With Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

July 7 – 14, 2018

In this retreat we will study how the Vajrayana developed historically and learn the fundamentals of Vajrayana practice. Lopön Charlotte will give an introduction to the 5 Buddha families, the mandala principle and deity yoga, as well as transmission for the 5 Dakini Mandala, the 5 Buddha Mandala and the Yab Yum Mandala. There will be noble silence and six hours of practice per day as well as two hours of teachings. An optional oral exam will be given at the end of the retreat. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate children on the land during this retreat. … More →


Pre-Order the Wisdom Rising book now on Amazon


About Lama Tsultrim Allione

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 by H.H. the 16th Karmapa. She was the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Karma Kagyu lineage. After living in the Himalayan region for several years she returned her vows and became the mother of three, while continuing to study and practice Buddhism, particularly focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdron and Dzogchen teachings. In 1993, Lama Tsultrim founded Tara Mandala, a 700-acre center in southwest Colorado where an extraordinary three-story temple in the form of a mandala, dedicated to the sacred feminine in Buddhism has been constructed and consecrated. In 2007 while traveling in Tibet she was recognized as an emanation of Machig Labdron at the historic seat of Machig Zangri Khangmar by the resident lama. This recognition was confirmed by several other lamas, and in 2012 she was given the Machig Labdron empowerment by HH the 17th Karmapa.