June Retreats: Blossoming of Summer & Opening of Hearts

June Retreats: Blossoming of Summer & Opening of Hearts

Visit Tara Mandala this June for the blossoming of Summer, & the opening of one’s heart to compassion and transformation.

We want to remind you of these deeply transformational retreats in June. Join us in teachings that are essential for the earth and all people right now, practices that touch the heart of being human, and stories that connect us with the enlightened nature of the great masters. May these retreats enrich your spiritual experience, whatever level you may be:

•  Green Tara Retreat
With Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen | June 21 – 24, 2018
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•  Endless Knot Padmasambhava Treasure Retreat
With Drubpön Lama Karma | June 27 – July 4, 2018
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•  Mahayana: Vast View, Open Heart
With Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Pieter Oosthuizen | June 27 – July 4, 2018
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Please enjoy this video below higlighting June retreats at Tara Mandala.

Below, please read more info about these upcoming retreats. We look forward to welcoming you in June!

~ With Blessings, Tara Mandala


About The Retreats

Green Tara Retreat


Green Tara Retreat

With Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

June 21 – 24, 2018

Join us to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who provides protection from fears and obstacles. She sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot in the world, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. In this retreat you will learn the Green Tara practice from the Luminous Secret Vajra Treasury, a treasure cycle of Adzom Drukpa More → | Register Now

Endless Knot Padmasambhava Treasure Retreat


Endless Knot Padmasambhava Treasure Retreat

With Drubpön Lama Karma

June 27 – July 4, 2018

One of the most profound treasures within the great master Apang Terchen’s (1895-1945) treasure revelations was the cycle of Padmasambhava guru yoga instruction called the Endless Knot: Profound Practice of the Seven Vajra Lines. Padgyal Lingpa, one of Apang Terchen’s students and Lama Karma’s own teachers, also revealed a treasure directly connected to this practice. This guru yoga cycle has three stages of practice including approach, accomplishment, and activities, culminating in the attainment of the deathless rainbow body. More → | Register Now

Mahayana: Vast View, Open Heart


Mahayana: Vast View, Open Heart

With Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Pieter Oosthuizen

June 27 – July 4, 2018

This retreat will explore new developments that took place during the Mahayana period such as the Prajnaparamita Sutra, Madhyamaka and Yogacara philosophies, Buddha Nature, and the greater emphasis on compassionate motivation. Meditations on Tonglen, the Four Immeasurables, and the Six Paramitas will also be taught. We are excited to announce that this year, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo will join us for three days of teachings to offer a commentary on Atisha’s “The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels,” one of Atisha’s most well-known texts on Lojong (Mind-Training). More → | Register Now


About The Teachers

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was raised in London. In 1964, aged 20, she traveled to India to pursue her spiritual path and met her Teacher, His Eminence the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Lama. She became one of the first Westerners to ordain as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. The inspiring story of her life, including 12 years of secluded retreat in a Himalayan cave, is the subject of the biography, Cave in the Snow. A popular Buddhist teacher, she presents the Dharma in an accessible manner … More →

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Drubpön Lama Karma

Venerable retreat master (drubpön) Lama Karma was born in eastern Bhutan and joined the Long-Nying Chöling Monastery at a young age. His root teacher was Lama Naljorpa, the great yogi of mahamudra and Dzogchen, from whom he received numerous vows, empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions, including the Chöd Rinchen Trengwa … More →

Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

Lopön Charlotte Z. Rotterdam has studied Tibetan Buddhism for the last 20 years, was authorized to teach by Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2006, and received the title of Magyu Lopön, lead teacher of Magyu: The Mother Lineage at Tara Mandala from Lama Tsultrim in 2016. Charlotte teaches in the US and abroad, often in partnership with her husband Pieter Oosthuizen, and co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha … More →

Pieter Oosthuizen

Pieter Oosthuizen

Pieter Oosthuizen is a teacher and entrepreneur and a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism. He has been teaching various practices and retreats in Lama Tsultrim’s lineage in the US and abroad since 2006, offering a blend of incisive insight and genuine compassion. He co-leads the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha with his wife, Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam … More →