Chöd with Tsultrim Allione June 22 - 26, 2010
Chöd is a wonderful practice for these times. It brings understand to the root of our pain and offers a way to resolve our deepest shadows and hardest addictions. Chöd reflects a unique blend of the Tibetan Shamanic traditions and the Buddhist understanding of compassion and emptiness. This centurys-old practice is sung using a traditional drum and bell, and brings about healing by cutting through fear, fixation, and self-clinging. The practice thereby awakens one’s awareness of the pure nature of emotions and the emptiness of mental obscurations. The Chöd practice requires a chöd drum and bell
Lama Tsultrim has for many years focused her teachings on the lineage of Machig Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan yogini who founded the Chöd lineage. In 2007, while leading a pilgrimage to Tibet, she was recognized as an emanation of Machig Labdrön by the resident Lama of Zangri Khangmar (Machig’s monastery in Tibet). In 2009 she was selected by an esteemed committee of scholars and practitioners to receive the international Outstanding Woman in Buddhism Award given in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Tara Mandala retreat land is located 25 minutes outside of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, surrounded by National Forest and Ute Reservation lands. Pagosa Springs is in the Four Corners area of Southwest Colorado, approximately 1 hour from Durango, 3 hours from Santa Fe, NM and 4 hours from Albuquerque, NM.
Pagosa Springs is located in the Four-Corners region of southwestern Colorado which offers an abundance of interesting activities and attractions. The region is known for its access to archeological sites, unmatched mountains, beautiful rivers, canyon lands and a wealth of cultural history. The town of Pagosa Springs is nestled in a beautiful valley on the banks of the San Juan Mountains which include two wilderness areas, the Weminuche and the South San Juan. Pagosa sits at an elevation of 7070 feet and has 320 days of sun a year. "Pagosah" means healing waters in Ute and Pagosa Springs is home of the world's largest mineral hot springs. Visitors to Pagsoa Springs can enjoy the natural hot springs year-round.