Tara Mandala International Buddhist Community
Tara Mandala is a vibrant international Buddhist community with over 40 groups around the world and is centered at the 700-acre Retreat Center outside of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Tara Mandala was established in 1993 by Lama Tsultrim Allione and her late husband, David Petit, to foster the development of innate wisdom for the benefit of all beings.
Tara Mandala offers a complete path of meditation practice and study from beginning instructions in meditation, mindfulness and compassion to deep retreat in the tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. Tara Mandala is unique in that Lama Tsultrim’s teachings weave the ancient wisdom of Buddhism with transformative aspects of Western psychology. Accessible practices such as Feeding Your Demons and Mandala Training are appropriate for beginners and advanced students alike who are looking to develop their hearts, minds and emotional awareness to lead more fulfilling lives and be of greater benefit in the world. Tara Mandala offers retreats, online courses and local events throughout the United States and Europe and is committed to fostering a welcoming atmosphere for all people to explore the teachings of the Buddha and to cultivating a community that values diversity.
In our chaotic and stressful world, Tara Mandala Retreat Center offers refuge, renewal and training in meditation practice. Teachers host retreats in a variety of areas including meditation, mindfulness, yoga, personal development, women’s retreats and traditional Tibetan Buddhist practices. Under the spiritual direction of Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Women of Wisdom, Feeding Your Demons and Wisdom Rising, Tara Mandala is the home to numerous solo retreat cabins and a three-level Tara Temple dedicated to the sacred feminine, the female Buddha of compassion.