Skymind: Machig Labdrön and Open Awareness Online Course

Machig Labdrön, the great 11th century Tibetan yogini – suggests “don’t search, don’t practice; rest in your nature.”
This powerful statement reminds us to turn towards our innate wakefulness: the expanse of primordial awareness which is ever present and always within us. This simple but direct invitation to discover the ‘nature of mind’ in every moment lies at the heart of this new online offering with two of Tara Mandala’s senior teachers. … More Skymind: Machig Labdrön and Open Awareness Online Course

DENTOG CHIGMA CHÖD: The Method for Accomplishment on One Seat

The profound practice of Dentog Chigma, “liberation on one seat,” combines the melodic and rhythmic aspects of traditional Chöd with the visualization and mantra recitation of Tibetan Buddhist deity practice. The practitioner engages with various forms of Machig Labdrön – including a wrathful emanation – through purification, receiving blessings, radiant compassion, and ultimately the awareness of our inseparability from the ground of being. … More DENTOG CHIGMA CHÖD: The Method for Accomplishment on One Seat

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Sacred Masculine

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. The Jungian understanding of the psyche tells us that we each have both feminine and masculine aspects of ourselves, which he calls the anima and the animus. The work of healing and moving towards wholeness involves drawing forth and cultivating the positive aspects of each; otherwise, the hidden agenda of our anima or animus can be destructive and self sabotaging. … More Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Sacred Masculine

Daily Compassion Meditation: Ended May 1, 2020

Meeting the Moment with an Open Heart: Daily Compassion Practice We will come together online (via Zoom) for daily meditation and compassion practices to meet the uncertainty, tenderness, and potential for lovingkindness in these times. This is the moment to tap into our interconnectedness and the healing capacity of our practice. We will introduce and … More Daily Compassion Meditation: Ended May 1, 2020

Journey to Peru’s Sacred Valley: Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom, Meditation & Yoga

March 24 – 30, 2019
Join us for a luminous 6-day retreat in Peru’s Sacred Valley. Held at beautiful Sacha Munay Retreat Center, our days include yoga and meditation; inspiring non-dual teachings and practices rooted in the most profound view of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition; and two excursions, including to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most sacred sites. Our retreat integrates sensory awareness… … More Journey to Peru’s Sacred Valley: Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom, Meditation & Yoga

Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level I

July 18 – 23, 2018 Pieter Oosthuizen and Polly Ryan Tara Mandala Retreat Center, Pagosa Springs, CO Inspired by the ancient practice of Chöd, Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows us to offer compassion and understanding to our own inner demons rather than engaging in battle and … More Feeding Your Demons®: Kapala Training Level I