Key West Tara Mandala
      A Tibetan Buddhist Sangha
       May All Beings Benefit
Key West Tara Mandala is a Florida Keys Tibetan Buddhist 
Sangha (community) within the teaching lineage of 
Lama Tsultrim Allione 
and led by Ellen Booth Church (Yeshe Choepel).

All are welcome.

Saturday, May 12th 10:00-Noon Nature Chapel of Key West Botanical Garden
Deity Practice, Embodiment, Symbols and the Mandala

Lama Tsultrim says of the Mandala practice, This practice is from the Vajrayana (path of transformation) and it is a practice of embodiment. It is through the process of changing our view of ourselves as an "entity" (self) and transforming it into an "energy" (dakini) we awakening to our true nature. We become all five dakinis and experience the embodiment of the five wisdoms."

Please join Ellen Yeshe and the sangha as we explore Vajrayana deity practice and the use of symbols for transformation. Let's discuss how these images in our mandala practice open the door to our experience of our true nature.

"The Eightfold Path is really the essential teaching of the Buddhist Path". 

The Eightfold Path is the Buddha's "recipe" for ending suffering.  
How do you do it?  
This is how you do it!

So if we actually follow the Eightfold Path, we would reach enlightenment, we would reach a state of awakening.  This was how the Buddha said to do it.  so if we were to just take the Eightfold Path and say, "Okay, that's what I'm going to do, I'm just going to foll these guidelines of the Eightfold Path, " that could be a very powerful and complete path.  This is something that's really important to get an idea about, to have some knowledge of, and to think about, to contemplate, this Eightfold Path because it's really the core of what the Buddha said to do.

   -- Lama Tsultrim Allione

Ellen Booth Church 
(Yeshe Chopel
is an educator and writer and 
30-year practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism.  She is the teacher for the Key West Tara Mandala sangha and travels the world spreading the Dharma of Buddhist teachings.

General  Meditation Schedule
(subject to change)


On ZOOM Only
June Through August

Scheduling can change 

Machig Labdrön and the Nature of Mind

A 5 Week Online Course

5 week course on consecutive Saturdays from July 27th to August 24th.


Tashi Delek from Tara Mandala Key West

We are happy to announce that we have chosen "Machig Labdrön and the Nature of Mind" as our online course in July and August. This 5 week course is offered on consecutive Saturdays from July 27th to August 24th.
Please joins us when you can. Come to one, or to some, or to all.

In addition to the teachings from Lama Tsultrim, we will also continue our meditation practice of the Prajna Paramita.

Machig Labdrön and the Nature of Mind

A 5 Week Online Course

Engage with the powerful teachings of the great Tibetan yogini, Machig Labdrön, on the ‘nature of mind’ as taught by her direct emanation, Lama Tsultrim Allione.

What Will I Learn?
  1. Understand the nature of your own mind, beyond intellectual study
  2. Have a direct experience of nature of mind
  3. Connect to Machig’s pith instructions, the essence of her teaching
Who Is This Course For?
Anyone who wants to understand in simple language how the ‘nature of mind’ can be perceived and why it is key for expanding your meditation experience.


In July and August we will meet as a virtual sangha via Zoom only. We will not meet in the Nature Chapel.

If you are interested in joining us this way, please send a request for the Zoom link to

May ALL Beings Benefit!

"All major religious traditions carry 
basically the same message, 
that is love, compassion and forgiveness . . . 
the important thing 
is that they should be a part of our daily lives."

- the Dalai Lama
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