March 19, 2022
With Magyu Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam
A Tara Mandala Daylong Practice Intensive – Virtual Retreat
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.
During this daylong intensive, you will have the opportunity to:
- Connect with Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who provides swift protection from fears and obstacles.
- Engage in group practice with the Green Tara sadhana from the Luminous Secret Vajra Treasury, a treasure cycle of Adzom Drukpa.
- Receive teachings and engage in discussion to further hone your understanding and address challenges or questions that arise in relation to the practice.
Who Should Attend?
- This retreat is open to all practitioners who already know and have received teachings and transmission of this Green Tara practice. Please note that no instruction will be provided during this retreat.
To prepare for this retreat, you will need:
- A Mala, Bell, Vajra, and Damaru drum.
- Optional: To enhance your practice, we’ve curated a few special bundles for this retreat with items from our Dakini Store. This is a wonderful way to support Tara Mandala. See the Green Tara Bundle here.
What is a Virtual Retreat?
Virtual Retreats are Tara Mandala At-Home intensive retreats, teachings and in-depth workshops during which practitioners receive dharma teachings, engage in guided practice, experience hands-on learning, and connect with other participants through an easy-to-use online platform (Zoom) during consecutive days (with few exceptions) and daylong offerings. This modality of learning is appropriate for practitioners who are able to create a practice container of their own, setting aside a dedicated retreat space, removing themselves from social media, and taking care of necessities with the mind of compassion in action for the specific dates and times that the teachings occur.
Virtual Retreats are meant to be attended live given that direct transmission (Tib. lung) may be given. However, access to recordings of the sessions are available for additional viewing for various timeframes specified by the price level selected.
Tara Mandala is working to expand opportunities for access to Buddhist teachings and practices while offering an equity-informed fee structure when possible. With our new tiered pricing, we strive to make the Dharma more accessible to all while furthering the important conversations that must happen around current structures that inhibit equal access to underprivileged communities. We encourage you to select the registration tier at the highest level within your capacity to assist Tara Mandala in covering the costs of offering these wonderful teachings while also benefiting from access to the recordings of the teachings post-retreat. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!
$50 – Access Level (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level is offered 35% below the cost of holding this retreat to assist participants with financial limitations and encourage the exploration and practice of dharma.
$98 – Tier 1 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the basic costs for this retreat and allows Tara Mandala to maintain sustainability.
$108 – Tier 2 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the program costs for this retreat and provides additional support for the year-round work of Tara Mandala.
Choosing the Tier 1 or Tier 2 levels allows Tara Mandala to continue to make dharma teachings accessible and inclusive while also allowing its year-round operations to continue and expand while being a repository for wisdom literature, a center for translation, a beacon for the feminine in Buddhism. Tara Mandala is an active dharma organization and retreat center that provides refuge for deep practice and transformation.There are many ways to support and engage with Tara Mandala’s worldwide activities. Click here to learn more. We appreciate your support and generosity!
Offering dana to the teacher: The practice of offering dana, which means “generosity,” is the traditional offering the student makes to the teacher as a symbol of appreciation, gratitude, and reciprocity for receiving the precious teachings. Information on offering dana to the teacher will be provided during the virtual retreat. To learn more about dana and suggested dana ranges, please click here.
Payment Plans and Financial Assistance
Tara Mandala has two scholarship funds and offers deferred payment plans as resources for anyone with financial limitations. For more information and to apply, visit our Scholarships and Financial Assistance Page.
If you are currently a member of our Sustaining Sangha, you may apply your retreat discount to this program.
VIRTUAL RETREAT SCHEDULE
Listed times are the online portions of the retreat. All times are Mountain Time.
Please use this link to see how this daily schedule translates into your timezone.
Saturday, March 19:
8:00am – 9:00am: Opening Practice Session
10:00am – 12:00pm: Dharma Talk and Discussion
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Final Practice Session & Tsog