Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo makes a special visit to Tara Mandala this Summer.
Both Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Lama Tsultrim Allione have led extraordinary lives, dedicated to benefitting the Dharma and all sentient beings. The heart of their invaluable work has been in establishing Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery and Tara Mandala, respectively. On July 1st, join us in supporting these accomplishments at our benefit afternoon at Tara Mandala, a rare opportunity to honor these amazing women and teachers, together. This benefit will raise funds for both Tara Mandala and Tenzin Palmo’s nunnery in India. We also invite you to attend the longer retreat with Jetsunma’s precious teachings during the Mahayana retreat June 27 – July 4, on Atisha’s “The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels.”
In this Video, Jetsunma talks about recognizing her Guru at aged 21, His Eminence the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche, a great Drukpa Kagyu lama.
“The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels” is one of Atisha’s most well-known texts on Lojong (Mind-Training), and a large part of Tenzin Palmo’s teachings at the Mahayana Retreat. Lojong is a very straight-forward and practical discipline, in which the student works with a number of slogans, or phrases, that help cultivate absolute and relative bodhicitta. Pema Chödrön’s book “Start Where You Are” brought Lojong to a mainstream audience. Like this book, Tenzin Palmo’s teachings will reveal how much these slogans underpin every thought, act, and feeling that we encounter moment to moment in ordinary life, and how these are potent opportunities to help wake ourselves up. Presented through this beautiful text by Atisha, and expounded upon through the lens of Tenzin Palmo’s life that includes 12 years solitary retreat in a cave in the Himalayas, and journey in reinstating the Togdenma (yogini) tradition at her nunnery, these teachings will inspire and touch the heart of being human.
“Should you find a way to peace and happiness,
Strive constantly to put it into practice.
Whatever task you set out to do,
Accomplish that very thing first.
This way, everything will turn out well…”
~ The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels, by Atisha Dipamkara
The afternoon benefit will include talks from Lama Tsultrim & Tenzin Palmo, with time for Q&A, and an afternoon tea. For those attending the Three Yana or Mahayana retreats, the benefit afternoon event is included.
Below, read more about these upcoming events with Tenzin Palmo. We look forward to welcoming you in July!
~ With Gratitude, Tara Mandala
About The Events
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
With Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Lama Tsultrim Allione
July 1, 2018
Join us for an intimate afternoon with two of the most well-known and influential female Buddhist teachers in the West today, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Lama Tsultrim Allione. They will answer audience questions and share stories and insights from their many years of Dharma practice and teaching. There will be a tea break with a chance for book and CD signing. Following the dialogue will be a delicious vegetarian dinner. This event benefits Tara Mandala and Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, founded by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. More → | Register Now
About 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 →