October 22 to December 17, 2021
Following on last year’s popular course, we return for a deeper dive into Machig’s verses on the nature of mind, offered both to those new to these teachings and as a deepening for those who attended last year’s program.
Machig Labdrön – the great 11th century Tibetan yogini – is unequivocal in her insistence that our truest nature, the very ground of being, is not elsewhere:
Once one’s mind is recognized for sure, there’s no need to establish buddha from elsewhere. … More Skymind: The Path of Open Awareness (Online Course)
April 22–24, 2022 at Drala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, CO
This retreat offers an introduction to the process of Feeding Your Demons, a powerful and profound method for working with rather than fighting against the obstacles, conflicts, and challenges of our lives. By meeting our fears and obsessions with tenderness, compassion, and nurturance, we allow them to transform into insight, wisdom, and strength. … More Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict
March 29, 2022 from 5-6:30pm MT
Tradition and Innovation: How is Buddhism innovating in an American context without losing connection with its Asian roots? Panel discussion with Bishop Marvin Harada, Charlotte Rotterdam, and Marc Lesser. … More The Future of American Buddhism
March 19, 2022
With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam. Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot extended, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. We invite you to join us for a day of deep practice to connect with the luminous compassion of Green Tara and our innate awakened heart. … More Green Tara Day-Long Practice Intensive: Virtual Retreat
Postponed until Spring 2022
The Mandala of the Five Buddhas is for all of us who long to integrate the awakened, sacred, and wise masculine within ourselves. Buddhism sees the enlightened masculine as the capacity to act skillfully and with wise compassion. These are capacities that must be nurtured by all of us, regardless of our gender identity. … More Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Sacred Masculine (Virtual Retreat)
September 11, 2021 (Level I and Full Certification)
Developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione, Feeding Your Demons® (FYD) is a profoundly effective method for recognizing and transforming the deep-seated patterns, triggers, and neuroses that undermine the quality and enjoyment of our lives.
Become fully certified to use this method in a therapeutic setting with clients, or choose the à la carte options for personal growth and enrichment. … More Feeding Your Demons® – Online Program
March 14 – 20, 2021.
The image of “masculine” and “feminine” joined in union – Yab Yum – is central to Tantric Buddhism. The Yab Yum represents our inherent wholeness which holds all dualities in a dynamic totality. As we enter the Yab Yum Mandala we recognize the completeness of our true nature and engage the “other” with openness, curiosity and compassion. … More Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Union of the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine
April 17 – 18, 2021
How can we give expression to the deepest insights into the nature of reality? Can words ever capture that which is beyond concept? Many of the great early Tantric practitioners and mahasiddhas wrote their realizations through songs and poems (dohas) which point, like rainbow arrows, to ineffable truth. At times, these verses draw on everyday, ordinary experience to reveal a view of the sacred world; at others, they point directly and unflinchingly to the nature of mind. … More Sacred World, Luminous Vision: Songs of Realization of the Mahasiddhas
June 12 – July 20, 2021
Green Tara sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot in the world, thus embodying active compassion and serving as a model for modern day contemplative life. In this online course, you have the opportunity to learn to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who provides protection from fears and obstacles. … More Green Tara
June 22 – 30, 2021
This retreat offers transmission and teachings on the Lion-Headed Dakini (Simhamukha) practice as well as on Lama Tsultrim’s personal transformation work within the mandala. Simhamukha is known as a powerful remover of obstacles and as Queen of the Dakinis. This practice is a mind treasure given to Ayu Khandro when she was in dark retreat by the Queen of the Dakinis. … More Lion-Headed Dakini (Simhamukha)