Lama Tsultrim Allione, MA, spent years as a monastic in the Himalayas, the first American nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She later disrobed, raised a family, and became one of the most respected Buddhist…
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An integration of Tibetan shamanic traditions and Buddhism’s teachings of compassion and emptiness, the centuries-old practice of Chöd helps us to understand the root of our pain and provides a way to resolve our deepest shadows and hardest addictions. Popularized by the eleventh-century yogini Machig Labdrön and used for cutting through fear, fixation, and self-clinging, Chöd is a wonderful practice for these times.
Lama Tsultrim Allione, former Tibetan Buddhist nun, one of the first Westerners to master Chöd, and author of the groundbreaking Women of Wisdom will guide this Chöd retreat. During the practice, a drum, a bell, and chanting are used to bring forth our obstacle-makers and “feed” them to their complete satisfaction, awakening our awareness of the pure nature of emotions and the emptiness of mental obscurations.
Note Please bring a Chöd drum and bell, and a book stand (if you have them); also bring a journal, colored pens and pencils, and a water bottle. Chöd drums and bells are available through the Kripalu Shop at firstname.lastname@example.org or may be purchased from the Tara Mandala bookstore at 970.731.3711 (ext. 103) or email@example.com. Please bring comfortable warm clothing that you can layer.
- room & meals pricing
Take this program together with the one below and save $ 64:
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More