What we're about

This group offers group meditation practices and events in the lineage of Lama Tsultrim Allione, author, international teacher, and founder/spiritual director of Tara Mandala, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Anyone is welcome to attend our open meditation events, held approximately every other Sunday. Practices at these open events will include guided mindfulness practice, walking and sitting. Stay posted for future events, including book study groups, visiting Authorized Teachers, and group practice sessions for other practices offered by Lama Tsultrim.

For more info about Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tara Mandala, please check out the Tara Mandala website (http://taramandala.org/). You may also want to keep in touch through our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesTaraMandala/).

Upcoming events (5+)

Meditation and Book Study of Dalai Lama's The Middle Way

Angel's Gate Cultural Center, Building H

Please join us every other Sunday for an open meditation and book study of the Dalai Lama's The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason. Meditations are guided and open to anyone, no experience necessary. We will rotate between mindfulness (shamatha) and Prajna Paramita (perfection of wisdom) meditation as taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione. The Book Study will focus on one chapter per meeting, but everyone is welcome to any session, regardless of whether you have read the book already - the discussions will have something for everyone. These sessions are hosted by the Tara Mandala Greater Los Angeles Sangha. Tara Mandala is a retreat center in Colorado founded by Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Wisdom Rising, Feeding Your Demons, and Women of Wisdom. Offered on a donation basis, suggested amount $5. You may bring your own cushion, or use a provided chair or yoga chair. The room is often crisp in the morning, so feel free to bring your own blanket to wrap yourself in.

Chod Practice and Receiving

Casa Ayurveda and Yoga

Anyone who has received transmission for the Chögyal Namkha’i Norbu Chod is invited to participate in this practice, and all others are invited to receive. From the Tara Mandala website: "Chöd, the practice of severance, is a profound ritual for dealing with fears, illnesses, and difficult emotions. Developed in the 11th century by the great Tibetan yogini Machig Labdrön, the practice of Chöd slowly transformed from an obscure practice lineage into a cornerstone of multiple schools of Tibetan Buddhism." (read more here (https://taramandala.org/product/chod-of-chogyal-namkhai-norbu-rinpoche/)). Anyone is welcome to come and receive during this practice, which simply involves lying down or sitting in the center of the practice circle.

Meditation and Wisdom Rising Book Study

Angel's Gate Cultural Center, Building H

Please join us every other Sunday for an open meditation and book study of Lama Tsutrim Allione's new book Wisdom Rising: A Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. Meditations are guided and open to anyone, no experience necessary. We will rotate between mindfulness, Prajna Paramita and the dakini mandala. The Book Study will focus on one chapter per meeting, but everyone is welcome to any session, regardless of whether you have read the book already - the discussions will have something for everyone. These sessions are hosted by the Tara Mandala Greater Los Angeles Sangha. Tara Mandala is a retreat center in Colorado founded by Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Wisdom Rising, Feeding Your Demons, and Women of Wisdom. Offered on a donation basis, suggested amount $5. You may bring your own cushion, or use a provided chair or yoga chair. The room is often crisp in the morning, so feel free to bring your own blanket to wrap yourself in.

Chod Practice and Receiving

Casa Ayurveda and Yoga

Anyone who has received transmission for the Chögyal Namkha’i Norbu Chod is invited to participate in this practice, and all others are invited to receive. From the Tara Mandala website: "Chöd, the practice of severance, is a profound ritual for dealing with fears, illnesses, and difficult emotions. Developed in the 11th century by the great Tibetan yogini Machig Labdrön, the practice of Chöd slowly transformed from an obscure practice lineage into a cornerstone of multiple schools of Tibetan Buddhism." (read more here (https://taramandala.org/product/chod-of-chogyal-namkhai-norbu-rinpoche/)). Anyone is welcome to come and receive during this practice, which simply involves lying down or sitting in the center of the practice circle.

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Chod Practice and Receiving

Casa Ayurveda and Yoga

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