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Welcome to Tara Mandala Bay Area Sangha

Tara Mandala Retreat Center, Pagosa Springs, CO

We are a satellite sangha of Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, established by Lama Tsultrim Allione. We offer weekly sangha meetings where we focus on the practices such as Shamatha, Vipassana, Prajña Paramita, Chöd, Feeding Your Demons, Green Tara, and others. Many of our practices are based on the Tibetan Buddhist lineage of Machig Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan yogini who established the lineage of Chöd.

In addition to offering annual teachings with Lama Tsultrim Allione, we also offer regular courses with authorized teachers Ellen Booth Church, Lopön Chandra Easton, Robin Gayle, Polly Ryan, Karla Jackson Brewer, Jeff Tipp, Roberta Godbe-Tipp, and others. These courses explore traditional texts and practices as well as their application in the Western world.

About Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione, author and international teacher, is the founder and spiritual director of Tara Mandala. In 2009, Lama Tsultrim was selected by an esteemed committee of Buddhist scholars and practitioners to receive the International Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award given in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more…

Upcoming Practices

Taking Refuge, Transforming Adversity on the Path

with Lopön Chandra Easton and Noah Levine


A Liberated Heart: Opening to Love, Compassion, Equanimity, and Joy. A Daylong for Women

with Lopön Chandra, Eve Ekman, Pawan Bareja, and Juliana Sloane

March 24th, 10am-4pm

At Against the Stream, San Francisco

Feeding Your Demons® Pilot Study Orientation Class

Lopön Chandra Easton

Saturday March 24th, 6-9pm

Against the Stream, San Francisco 

Feeding Your Demons Book Study and Personal Process Group

With Robin Gayle, PhD
January 21-May 27, Alternating Sundays 10am-12pm

Kentfield, CA (Marin County)



With Lopön Chandra & Guest Teachers

Ongoing every Weds

Against the Stream
2701 Folsom St.

About Tara Mandala Retreat Center

Tara Mandala Retreat Center with the Trikaya Tara Temple in the foreground (right).

Tara Mandala is an international Vajrayana Buddhist community with its home base at 7,500 feet above sea level in the mountains of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. It is guided by Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Lama Tsultrim has studied Tibetan Buddhism under traditional teachers for more than 45 years. Today, opportunities for quiet contemplation are rare, and places dedicated to long-term retreat are even more scarce. Meditation has a profound effect on the individual and its benefits emanate into the rest of the world.

In a chaotic and stressful world, Tara Mandala retreat center offers refuge, renewal and traditional Buddhist training through our residential Living Dharma program as well as group and solo retreats. Bordered by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Tribal Land, the retreat center is on 700 acres of rolling hills and meadows adorned with many varieties of wild flowers, ponds, and forests. The land itself is a mandala with a stunning peak in the middle surrounded by four valleys. Retreat cabins are scattered across the landscape, and at its heart is the extraordinary three-story mandala Tara temple.

Visit www.taramandala.org to learn more.