Category Archives: Community

Enter the Three Yanas – Retreats through June 3-30

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Enter the world of the Three Yanas! Tara Mandala welcome all to our most extensive retreat, the complete and immersive teachings of Sutrayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Three Yana Retreat With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Polly Ryan, MFT • June 3-30, 2017 The Three Yana retreat will cover the historical and contemplative development of Buddhism involving … More

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Living Dharma Volunteer: Come Join Us for the Summer or Year-Round

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Kapala Training Levels I, II and III – May 2017

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Kapala Training is a four-level training program designed for deeper learning and understanding about the Feeding Your Demons® process and becoming certified to help others. The training offers an in-depth exploration of the Chöd teachings of 11th century Tibetan yogini, Machig Labdrön; related Mahayana teachings of Prajña Paramita; as well as the practice of Feeding … More

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Announcing Chodhealing.org – a website on Chöd and the Chöd Conference

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Announcing Chodhealing.org – an online resource for the practice of Chöd, considered one of the “Eight Great Chariots of Spiritual Accomplishment” in the Tibetan tradition. Celebrating the Historic First International Chöd Conference in July, Tara Mandala are happy to present a website dedicated to Chöd and the upcoming Conference. Here you will find an ever-growing … More

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Search For a New Executive Director

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Tara Mandala is happy to announce our search for a new Executive Director. Aly O'Desky, our interim ED, will be leaving as planned in October of 2017. We are now accepting applications for this vital leadership position at our organization. We are seeking individuals who have previously held significant leadership positions and are interested in … More

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Announcing the First International Chöd-Zhijé Conference 2017

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108 Candles for Peace: Make a Losar Offering

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“What is the meaning of butter lamp offerings? We do not offer the lamps because enlightened beings need to see them. Rather, the offering of light is a means of dispelling the darkness of our own ignorance, giving rise to clarity and wisdom…” ~ H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is a … More

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20% off Feeding Your Demons® Online – Become a Facilitator

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Celebrating Losar, we are offering 20% off Feeding Your Demons® Online. With FYD Level Two and Level Three coming later in the year, this is the perfect opportunity to delve into FYD practice and work toward FYD Facilitator and Psychotherapist Certification.  For 20% discount use promocode FIREBIRD20 *Offer expires midnight Feb 26, 2017 Tara Mandala is … More

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Opening the Heart Sutra – The new Online Program

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Losar Sale: Up to 15% off until 2/10

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Take advantage of these special offers from Tuesday 31 January until midnight on Friday 10 February. 15% off all Chöd Drums, Chubas and Zens 10% off all Malas, Prayer Flags and Incense Browse our new arrivals and best sellers below. Visit: www.taramandala.org/shop Thank you for your support. All proceeds directly benefit the mission of Tara … More

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Subscribe to NEW Words of Wisdom

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Tara Mandala announces the return of Words of Wisdom, a beautiful weekly offering of excerpts from the works of Lama Tsultrim Allione and other selected enlightened minds. Now in the heart of a sparkling Winter, we reflect upon the loyalty of all our Mailing-list Subscribers – our global heartbeat. 2016 was an incredible year, and … More

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LDV & Positions Available 2017

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Are you looking to deepen your practice and connection to the lineages here at Tara Mandala? Are you feeling it is time to offer your gifts in service to the Dharma and conduct meaningful work connected to your path? We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for Living Dharma Volunteer (LDV) and … More

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Tara Mandala’s library is open!

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In July 2016, Tara Mandala inaugurated its library, located in our beautiful Trikaya Temple. We are so grateful for our generous donor, Marco Spinner, and our Librarian, Jampa Dhadak Acharya, who have brought the library to fruition. The Tara Mandala Library gives our community access to a wealth of literature and houses traditional Tibetan Buddhist … More

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CALL TO PRACTICE: 8th Tara – Zhen Migyalwa’i

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Dear Friends, CALL TO PRACTICE: Last week one of the residents at Tara Mandala told us that her daughter who lives in NYC was sexually harassed twice by two different men and told by one of the men, 'I can grab your p…y now, it's legal.' She no longer feels safe and feels even more … More

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Jan 8 – Open Webcast Transmission and Q&A with Lama Tsultrim Allione

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On Sunday, January 8th at 11am MST Lama Tsultrim Allione will offer our Open Webcast Transmission and Q&A event. During this one-hour LIVE webcast, she will answer questions from our global sangha and offer the Oral Transmission (rLung) for three of the core practices in the Tara Mandala community: The practice of Green Tara from the Ösel Dorje Sangdzö. … More

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Apply Now! Bhutan Two Week Pilgrimage 2017

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Machig Labdrön in Bhutan: Two Week Pilgrimage With Lama Tsultrim Allione October 22 – November 7, 2017 Join us for this rare opportunity to go on pilgrimage with Lama Tsultrim Allione to one of the last independent Vajrayana Buddhist countries in the world. Letter from Lama Tsultrim: Dear Tara Mandala Community, Several years ago I … More

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Celebrate Winter Solstice at Tara Mandala

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Come celebrate the Winter Solstice 2016 with Lama Tsultrim Allione and the Tara Mandala residents and retreatants. Let’s join together to center ourselves and begin the holidays by quieting our minds, settling in our bodies, and opening our hearts to the great mystery of the turning of the sun and the darkest night. The Winter … More

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2017 Retreat Registration Now Open!

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Holiday Greetings to you all! We are happy to announce the opening of our 2017 programs to the general public. We have many wonderful events scheduled for 2017, from the first ever International Chöd-Zhijé Conference to an Intimate Tea and Dialogue with Pema Chödrön followed by a concert with Krishna Das. Guest presenters in 2017 … More

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Holiday Sale: Storewide 25% off until 11/28

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Take advantage of these special offers from Friday 25 November until midnight on “Cyber Monday” – 28 November. 25% off purchases over $100 10% off purchases under $100.Browse our new arrivals and best sellers below. Visit: www.taramandala.org/shop Thank you for your support. All proceeds directly benefit the mission of Tara Mandala. May our store support … More

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Fall Matching Campaign for Sustainability

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Tara Mandala YouTube Channel – 21 Videos for 21 Taras

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Tara Mandala YouTube Channel – 21 Videos for 21 Taras. During this Summer, Tara Mandala hosted some incredible retreats that were taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione. Those who were fortunate to attend experienced some very moving and fascinating teachings. Now we present to you twenty-one videos of these teachings in a series called “21 Videos … More

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Nov 13 – Open Webcast Transmission and Q&A with Lama Tsultrim Allione

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On Sunday, November 13th at 11am MST Lama Tsultrim Allione will offer our Open Webcast Transmission and Q&A event. During this one-hour LIVE webcast, she will answer questions from our global sangha and offer the Oral Transmission (rLung) for three of the core practices in the Tara Mandala community: The practice of Green Tara from the Ösel Dorje Sangdzö. … More

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Online Store Fall Sale – Up to 25% Off

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Fall sale at Tara Mandala. Celebrate the season of change with us! Today until Guru Rinpoche Day – 9 November. The leaves of the quivering Aspen around Tara Mandala are golden yellow and we are so excited that fall is here! To celebrate this beautiful season of change we would like to offer you seasonal … More

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Oct 30: Dance Brigade’s The Great Liberation Upon Hearing – A benefit for Tara Mandala

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Dance Brigade’s The Great Liberation Upon Hearing October 30 at Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA A benefit for Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center 4pm * Silent Auction with great food 6pm * Performance with guest artist, Jennifer Berezen Hosted by Tara Mandala Bay Area Sangha and Dance Brigade. Join us on October 30th at … More

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Position Available: IT Manager

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