Tara Mandala International

Practitioner in Residence (PIR) Program

Open Dates
Tara Mandala Retreat Center - Colorado
The Practitioners In Residence (PIR) Program is an opportunity for experienced Buddhist Vajrayana practitioners to immerse in a residential community centered on daily practice and study at Tara Mandala Retreat Center.

Transmission of the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

December 5, 2020
Online - Zoom
Lama Tsultrim Allione will give the transmission of the Mandala of the Wisdom Dakinis, a practice she developed to bring emotional transformation into alignment with the spiritual path.

Cultivating Wellness as the Light Returns – A WINTER SOLSTICE VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Erik Jampa Andersson

December 19 - 21, 2020
Online - Zoom
Join Erik Jampa Andersson, Tibetan Medicine practitioner and teacher, on a journey through the profound landscape of Sowa Rigpa, exploring how the inner science of Buddhadharma coalesced with myriad ancient healing traditions of the classical world, and how this age-old science can help us achieve a greater sense of wellness…

Tracing the Lineages of the Great Perfection – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche

January 6 - 27, 2021
Online - Zoom
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat  Dzogchen, or the “Great Perfection,” is one of the most ancient streams of wisdom within Tibetan Buddhism and is regarded by many to be the pinnacle of the Buddhist path. Dzogchen presents the most direct methods for realizing our true nature, which is pristine awareness,…

Green Tara Practice Intensive – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

January 9 - 10, 2021
Online - Zoom
Join us for two days of deep practice to connect with the luminous compassion of Tara and our innate awakened heart. 

Chöd: From Chögyal Namkhai Norbu – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Karla Jackson-Brewer

January 16 - 24, 2021
Online - Zoom
Chöd is a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist tradition of compassion and emptiness. This centuries-old practice is sung, and is accompanied by the use of a traditional Chöd drum and bell. Healing comes when fear, fixation, and self-clinging are cut through, when we nurture and…

‘Live’ Webcast – Oral Transmission (Tib. Lung) for Green Tara, CNNR Chöd, and Riwo Sangchö

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

January 16, 2021
Online - Zoom
What is a Lung? Certain Vajrayana Buddhist practices require that you receive a Lung before you can begin to study or implement them. A Lung is an oral transmission of a practice, not a teaching. In the Tibetan tradition it is understood that during the Lung, the student receives a…

Are You With Me? A Virtual Dharma Talk

With Karla Jackson-Brewer

January 18, 2021
Online - Zoom
Join Karla Jackson-Brewer for a Dharma talk centered on social justice and racial equity in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday celebration.  The voices of revolutionary activists from African diasporic communities, who challenged the limitations of structural oppression, will be presented. Karla challenges us to push through our…

Writing and Contemplation: Journeying Inwards – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Victress Hitchcock

January 29 - 30, 2021
Online - Zoom
Join author and filmmaker Victress Hitchcock for a day-long winter retreat for writers and others who want to journey into their inner space and celebrate their discoveries in writing. 

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level III – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Pieter Oosthuizen

February 28 - March 5, 2021
Online - Zoom
In Kapala Training Level III we will go further into Machig Labdrön’s lineage, learning specific new practices and deepening our understanding of the roots and branches of her lineage tree.

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Union of the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen

March 14 - 20, 2021
Online - Zoom
In this retreat you will receive the transmission for and learn the Yab Yum Mandala practice developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione. The Yab Yum represents our inherent wholeness which holds all dualities in a dynamic totality.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Ven. Dr. Myodo Jabo

March 28 - April 3, 2021
Online - Zoom
Join Ven. Dr. Myodo Jabo to unpack the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, taught by the Buddha. These four methods of how to better pay attention can help us calm our minds.

Parchangma Chöd – VIRTUAL RETREAT

With Lama Tsultrim Allione and Anna Raithel

April 8 - 11, 2021
Online - Zoom
The Parchangma Chöd is an integral part of Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation of Clinging) treasure cycle (Tib. terma). In this retreat you will learn the five melodies and the musical patterns for the drum, bell, and kangling.


With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

April 22 - 27, 2021
This retreat consists of a deepening of the Prajña Paramita practice, an introduction to Jamgön Kongtrül’s text “Transmitting the Meaning of the Mother,” and Machig Labdrön’s method for cutting through discursive thoughts with sound. Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) work will expand through the mapping of family lineage demons, physical body…