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

All are welcome.

How do we bring our compassionate heart into everything we do?

How do we embody and “live” the Four Immeasurables that we say at the end of every class?

Join the Key West Tara Mandala sangha for an in-depth look at the development of Buddhism after the passing of the Buddha. According to the Mahayana teachings this is the Path of Compassion. A key element to this course will be Lama Tsultrim’s vast practice of the Sky-Like Mind~ the Prajna Paramita meditation. With a rich blend of study and practice, we will explore the progression of Buddhism after the passing of the Buddha.


This course is based on Lama Tsultrim’s teachings on the Mahayana that are offered at Tara Mandala retreat center in Colorado.


Those who would like to receive certification for taking the course will be asked to attend all classes, keep track of their meditation hours during the 8 weeks and  take a simple oral test at the end of the course.


The course will include:


**The Mahayana View of Intention and Motivation

The story of the development of Buddhism after The Buddha’s passing

*The Four Immeasurables

*The Six Paramitas

*Egolessness and our Buddha Nature

*Prajna Paramita Meditation practice

*Tonglen meditation



WHEN: Saturdays from 10 am – Noon

Jan 12    Jan. 19   Jan 26

Feb. 2     Feb. 9     Feb. 16

Feb. 23  Mar. 2



WHO:                  Ellen Booth Church (Yeshe Chöepel) is a 31-year practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, teacher for Key West Tara Mandala and an adjunct professor of Education at Nova Southeastern University. She is an Authorized Teacher of Lama Tsultrim Allione’s lineage and teachings.


WHERE:             Nature Chapel, Key West Botanical Gardens on Stock Island and through a Zoom link


COSTS:              A traditional combination of participation donation and Dana. (see below)


Dana is a Pali word, which means generosity. Teachers of Tibetan Buddhism donate their time in service to the Dharma and only receive what participants offer as Dana. The participation course fee covers rental of the Nature Chapel and materials costs. Besides the weekly course price, we have listed a suggested minimum Dana amount in an effort to give participants an idea of what a traditional offering might be for each class. Dana can also be offered in time and service to the sangha. Speak to Ellen about possibilities!


Suggested donation:                       $10/class or $60 for course payable on first day

               Suggested Dana:                              $5-$10/class