Upcoming Retreats: Venerable Drubpön Lama Karma

Upcoming retreats with Drubpön Lama Karma

“This is so rare and so amazing to meet somebody with this level of practice and training, and so I really want to encourage you all to come to a Lama Karma retreat this Summer.” ~ Lama Tsultrim Allione.

Lama Karma’s Tara Mandala residency is a precious gift to our sangha. Upon an auspicious meeting with Lama Tsutrim in 2016, she invited him to live and teach in the USA. Don’t miss these upcoming retreats with Lama Karma:

•  Taming Our Wild Minds: An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
June 2 – 5
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•  Endless Knot Padmasambhava Treasure Retreat
June 27 – July 4
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Please enjoy this video below of Lama Tsultrim talking about Lama Karma’s residency at Tara Mandala.

Below, please read more info about the upcoming retreats with Lama Karma.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Lama Karma this Summer, and may all beings benefit!
~ With Blessings, Tara Mandala

Retreats with Drubpön Lama Karma

Taming Our Wild Minds: An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation


Taming Our Wild Minds: An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

June 2 – 5, 2018

Since beginningless time, our own minds have run wild and not served us as they have fallen victim to various afflictive emotions, suffering, depression, laziness, and other negative thought patterns. In this retreat we will learn to take the power of our own minds back, so that they serve us and not the other way around. We will learn and practice a variety of special techniques… More →

Endless Knot Padmasambhava Treasure Retreat


Endless Knot Padmasambhava Treasure Retreat

June 27 – July 4, 2018

This guru yoga cycle has three stages of practice including approach, accomplishment, and activities, culminating in the attainment of the deathless rainbow body. In addition to the empowerment and instructions, Lama Karma will share stories of Padmasambhava’s eight emanations, which play a vital role in connecting with the enlightened energy of Padmasambhava’s nature.… More →

White Dakini Drubchen


White Dakini Drubchen

August 8 – 19, 2018

The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle will be performed at Tara Mandala. This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche to Lama Tsultrim Allione. We will experience a traditional empowerment and we will be led through an in-depth process of learning and practicing the White Dakini mandala. This practice is the union of Machig Labdrön and Yeshe Tsogyel surrounded by the dakinis of the five families.… More →

Dzogchen Tregchö Mountain Dharma: A Thanksgiving Retreat


Dzogchen Tregchö Mountain Dharma: A Thanksgiving Retreat

November 21 – 25, 2018

Teachings on two precious cycles of Dzogchen instructions composed by the recent master Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987). The first set of instructions is Extracting the Essence of Accomplishment: Straightforward Ultimate Guidance on the Practice of Mountain Dharma Training. This amazing set of clear and direct instructions explains in lucid detail why one would do retreat, the view, meditation, and conduct of Dzogchen, how to keep the samayas, and how to bring about the fruition of Dzogchen practice in this very lifetime.… More →

Garland of Jewels (Rinchen Trengwa) Part II: Accomplishment of the Secret Path of Ten Million Dakinis


Garland of Jewels (Rinchen Trengwa) Part II: Accomplishment of the Secret Path of Ten Million Dakinis

December 7 – 22, 2018

In this retreat we will continue to learn how to practice and perform the rhythms and melodies of the extensive Garland of Jewels sadhana, according to Khandro Tsering Drolkar’s experiential instructions. In particular, there will be detailed teachings on how to perform the series of retreats that are central to this tradition. First, there is the 100 day and 100 feast retreat utilizing the main Garland of Jewels sadhana. Second, there is a three month retreat utilizing Karma Chagme’s Opening the Door to the Siddhis of the Method to Accomplish the Instructions of Chöd on One Seat. Third,… More →


About 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 and the Chöd practice of Laughter of the Dakinis from the Longchen Nyingtik Tradition. A heart student of Terton Pedgyal Lingpa Rinpoche, he served as the scribe for the entirety of Pedgyal Lingpa’s Kusum Gongdü treasure cycle. Drubpön Lama Karma studied with other great teachers, including H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, H.H Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, Tulku SangNgag Rinpoche, and the 16th and 17th Karmapas. He has spent over 16 years in strict meditation retreats. Drubpön is renowned as a genuine retreat master throughout Bhutan and has been one of the most important Bhutanese lamas to disseminate the teachings and maintain the tradition of Terton Pedgyal Lingpa.