February 11 - 18, 2023

Wisdom & Wellbeing at Blue Spirit- Intensive Week 5 Lama Tsultrim Allione & Lama Willa Blythe Baker

Lama Tsultrim Allione & Lama Willa Blythe Baker

During week 5 you will have an in-depth workshop with Lama Tsultrim Allione. Enjoy a rich schedule with classes during the day and head to the beach in your free time.

Sahaja Spontaneous Wisdom

This retreat will be based on the ancient Buddhist Tantric teachings of Sahaja, which means spontaneous, innate, or co-emergent depending on the context. Sahaja will be brought into the modern context by Lama Tsultrim who will share the spontaneous liberation songs of the eighth century yogis and yoginis such as Saraha, Sahajayoginicinta, and the Mahasiddhas.

We will be practicing integration with the sky and sea, and spontaneous union through the senses (including boogie boarding!)

This retreat will be facilitated by Lama Willa Blythe Baker.

Lama Tsultrim Allione


Lama Tsultrim Allione is the bestselling author of Women of Wisdom, Feeding Your Demons and Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. She was awarded international recognition as an “Outstanding Woman in Buddhism” in 2009 by a panel of distinguished scholars and practitioners in Bangkok, Thailand. She is one of the few women Lamas in the world today.

Lama Tsultrim is the founder of Tara Mandala Retreat Center, a 700-acre retreat center in southwest Colorado. She leads a vibrant international community with over forty groups around the world. Born in New England, she traveled to Asia in her late teens and at the age of 22 in she became the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. In 2007 she was recognized in both Tibet and Nepal as the reincarnation of a renowned 11th-century Tibetan yogini, Machig Labdron.

Lama Willa Blythe Baker

Lama Willa Blythe Baker is a Buddhist teacher, author and translator whose work focuses primarily on Buddhist meditation practice with an emphasis on non-dual view, embodiment and compassion. She is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship and its retreat center Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, NH, USA. Her background includes extensive training in meditation practice, Tibetan language and Buddhist scholarship. She was authorized as a lineage holder (lama) in the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism after completion of two consecutive three-year retreats in the nineties after which she completed a doctorate at Harvard University in Religion, becoming Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Ministry at Harvard Divinity School for the years 2013-2017. She is the author of several books including most recently The Wakeful Body: Somatic Mindfulness as a Path to Freedom (2021).

Program Registration

Please choose the accommodation according to your taste and budget.

All-inclusive rates*:
The rates listed include your seven-night stay, program tuition, three daily buffet-style meals (gourmet ovo-lacto vegetarian and vegan cuisine, plus local fish being served three times during your stay), daily movement classes, access to the Blue Spirit amenities and Wifi access.
*Taxes included

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICIES
If you choose to cancel your reservation before 45 DAYS you will receive a refund less a $200 cancellation fee. A refund, less a 3.5% processing fee, will be offered for cancellations made on or before the close of business, 45 days before each program. After 45 days prior to the program, no refunds will be given. No refund or credit will be offered for cancellations made with less than 45 days notice, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program early.

CHECKIN
Your room will be ready for check-in between 16:00 and 18:00. If you arrive outside of the Checkin time please email us at [email protected].

SPECIAL REQUESTS
Special requests cannot be guaranteed – but the property will do its best to meet your needs. You can always make a special request after your booking is complete to [email protected]. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability. Please write your requests in English.

EXPLORE MORE ABOUT YOUR WINTER GETAWAY

SAMPLE SCHEDULE
7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Guided Meditation
10:00 a.m.-noon Workshop
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00-4:00 p.m. Workshop
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00-10:00 p.m. Evening Program

DETOX CLEANSE PROGRAM
While you’re here, add the Blue Spirit Detox Cleanse Program to any week: (additional charge): 7-Day Detox & Revitalizing Cleanse.
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GETTING HERE & TRANSPORT
We are remote, yet easily accessible. The closest airport is Liberia International Airport (LIR). Learn more about the area where we are located here.
For all services, you will need to make advanced reservations:
Group Shuttle and Private Transportation Options

TRAVEL INSURANCE
We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, which insures you against unforeseen sickness, injury, job loss, inclement weather, and more.

TRAVEL UPDATES
We suggest you learn more in the following Official Statement about the Medical Travel Insurance and requirements the country may impose.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Wellbeing is at the heart of Blue Spirit’s core values. In response to COVID-19 we have developed thorough safety-protocols for our guests and staff. For more details click here.

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