Green Tara Retreat

Join us to embody Green Tara, the female Buddha of compassion, who provides protection from fears and obstacles. She 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 retreat you will learn the Green Tara practice from the Luminous Secret Vajra Treasury, a treasure cycle of Adzom Drukpa. … More Green Tara Retreat

Turning into Darkness

We humans seem to come pre-programmed with a primeval fear of negativity.
We are so deeply conditioned to turn away from what we sense or perceive as negative, uncomfortable, painful, or unpleasant that we mostly do it automatically. Ironically, the avoidance itself is often very uncomfortable. It seldom leads to a sunny disposition, instead depositing us in the borderlands around our shadows.
So how to deal with this? … More Turning into Darkness

Conscious Leadership:

The Retitled and Expanded Version by Pieter Oosthuizen and Charlotte Rotterdam The practice of Conscious Leadership, in essence, challenges the leader to re-examine and re-evaluate the very notion of self and the worldview that necessarily follows from our conceptions of self.  If our image of self is very narrowly defined, we tend toward more fear-based … More Conscious Leadership:

Feeding Your Demons: Spiritual Intelligence in Business Interview

A conversation between Joshua Onysko, Founder and CEO of Pangea Organics, and Pieter Oosthuizen, Entrepreneur and former Asst. Vice President at Naropa University and Executive Director of Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center. Feeding Your Demons is a method, developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione, for turning one’s obstacles into wisdom. … More Feeding Your Demons: Spiritual Intelligence in Business Interview