“Look in the Way of Not Looking:” Reflections from Retreat

In May 2020, I had the fortune of engaging in one month of solitary retreat, supported by a grant from the Hemera Foundation. I spent a portion of my time reading, studying and contemplating the writings of Machig Labdrön, the great 11th century Tibetan yogini. I chose “slogans” or pith instructions to bring into my … More “Look in the Way of Not Looking:” Reflections from Retreat

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

Awakened Heart: Reflections on these Times

There is such a vast array of emotions circulating through us in these strange times. I hear about sadness, uncertainty, anxiety, fear. I also hear about gratitude, a sense of connectedness, inspiration, even joy. Within my own heart-mind there’s a swirl of emotions that move from calm to excitedness, spaciousness to tightness. One thing seems … More Awakened Heart: Reflections on these Times

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

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