• $1,006.00 – Double
  • $684.00 – Dorm Yurt (Mens only)
  • $575.00 – Camping

NOTE: If your preferred housing choice is sold out, please register and put a note in the Additional Information box to be put on the wait list. SUGGESTED DANA: $240 – $320

Date & Time Details: This retreat begins with a mandatory registration period from 2pm to 4pm on the first day and ends after lunch on the last day.

Location: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

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Vajrayana: The Mandala Principle

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

June 23 - 30, 2017

In this retreat we will study how the Vajrayana developed historically and learn the fundamentals of Vajrayana practice. Lama Tsultrim will give an introduction to the 5 Buddha families, the mandala principle, and deity yoga as well as transmission for the 5 Dakini Mandala, the 5 Buddha Mandala, and the Yab Yum Mandala.

There will be noble silence and six hours of practice per day as well as two hours of teachings by Lama Tsultrim and invited guest teachers. An optional oral exam will be given at the end of the retreat.  We are sorry that we cannot accommodate children on the land during this retreat.

*No prerequisite required.

This is a required retreat for the Magyu Mother Lineage and Gateway Programs.


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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