Location: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

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White Dakini Drubchen

With Lama Tsultrim Allione, Drubpön Lama Karma and Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert

August 5 - 16, 2017

The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Randröl (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. This year we are pleased to announce that the Venerable Drüpon Lama Karma, a renowned retreat master throughout Bhutan, will lead the Drubchen as our Vajra Master. We will experience a traditional empowerment given by Lama Karma 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. In addition to precious teachings from Lama Karma and Lama Tsultrim, Lopön Beth will help frame the experience through discussion and teachings during the first two days (Aug 5-7) of introductory teachings.

This retreat is open to all.

This is a required retreat for the Gateway Completes and Garudas students.

Please choose either to register for the introductory teachings and Drubchen (August 5 – 16), or you may register only for Drubchen (August 7 – 16).


Register for White Dakini Drubchen Only (no teaching days), August 7 – 16,  CLICK HERE


Register for White Dakini Drubchen including teaching days, August 5 – 16, CLICK HERE



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…
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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…
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Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert
Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert began her practice of Tibetan Buddhism under Lama Tsultrim Allione at 22, and completed the practices of the Dzinpa Rangdröl in three-year retreat at Tara Mandala between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche made her the Tsalung Lopön, teacher of the esoteric practices of the…
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