New Year’s Weekend White Tara Teachings & Retreat

Saturday December 30, 2017 – Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Year’s Weekend White Tara Teachings 2017

Bring in the New Year with White Tara and Diamond Mountain Retreat Center. Grow your heart of compassion during our New Year’s Eve weekend Jenang (permission to practice) and Teachings on White Tara, the deity who bestows a long and healthy life. Stay for the 5 day retreat led by David K. Stumpf, a humble practitioner of White Tara and author of “A compilation of advices on Tara’s practice”. During retreat, you’ll receive additional commentary on White Tara’s sadhana practices and have time for personal retreat, reflection and renewal.

Over the New Year’s Weekend you will:

  • Be immersed in a community supportive of personal growth and renewal
  • Practice group yoga and meditation daily
  • Receive permission to practice White Tara’s prayer through a special ceremony (Jenang)
  • Learn the basics of practicing White Tara’s daily prayer

Stay for the following 5-day Retreat and you will:

  • Practice group yoga and meditation daily
  • Receive additional commentary on White Tara’s prayer
  • Spend time in study, personal reflection and renewal
  • Receive personalized retreat and life advice from David

“It was the best gift I could have given to myself” – Ale Jasso, attended New Year’s Weekend White Tara Teachings 2017

DKS and wrenches 3A humble practitioner of White Tara for many years, David K Stumpf finished 3-years, 3months, 3 days of silent retreat on White Tara in 2014.  He is the author of a compilation of advices on White Tara’s prayer and lives with his lovely wife in Tucson, AZ where he enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and catching up on the latest Minions movie.


Saturday, December 30, 2017 2:00-3:00pm


Weekend ONLY:  Monday, January, 1, 2018 1:00pm

Full Retreat: Sunday, January 7, 2018 12pm

Registration Rates:^

  Accommodation Categories
Economy Standard
Private Cottage Private Cottage  Private Room 
Weekend Only  $315  $365 $285
(Couple’s Rate)  $280* $330* $255* 
Weekend + Retreat  $1,065  $1,265 $960 
(Couple’s Rate) $960*  $1,140*  $865*

^In keeping with his lineage, David offers these teachings free of charge.  Your Registration fees cover accommodation, simple vegetarian meals, teaching materials and ceremonial supplies.

*Per person Rate

Cottage Information

Economy Cottages

A limited number of economy cottages are available at a reduced price. Economy cottages have full amenities but are more rustic in design. Our economy cottages are available as a private cottage ONLY.

12 – Starlight
26 – Dharmadhatu

Standard Cottages

Because of the ecologically friendly and mostly off-grid nature of our center, all standard cottages have composting toilets and solar electricity. Instructions for their use are provided in each cottage, but please check with a staff person if you have any questions.

1 – White Cloud 9 – Vajra** 16 – Capitan
4- Rose of Dawn 10 – Karuna 18 – Vira
5 – Delam 13 – Tara 21 – Dakini
7 – Diamondback 14 – Amitabha 22 – Angel Nest
8 – Blue Sky 15 – Benediction ** 23 – Clarity

**Private room in shared cottage.

Deluxe Cottage

We have one deluxe cottage that has flush toilets and serviced (non-solar) electricity.  Our deluxe cottage is available as a private room in a shared cottage

2 – Dechen

Please visit our Cottages page for more details.


Proposed Schedule

Weekend Teaching Schedule

Saturday, Dec 30
3:00-4:00 pm Check-In
4:45-5:30 pm Orientation
5:30-6:15 pm Dinner
6:30-7:30 pm Introduction
7:30-8:30 pm Lama Chupa
9:00 pm Shuttles home
Sunday, Dec 31
7:00-8:00 am Guided Meditation
8:30-11:00 am Lam Rim Teaching
11:00-12:00 pm Group Yoga
12:15-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-3:30 pm Lam Rim Teaching
3:30pm Break
5:30-6:30 pm  Dinner
7:00-9:00 pm 21 Tara Jenang
9:00-midnight Optional Bring in the New Year fun with Sarahni and David Stumpf
Monday, Jan 1
7:00-8:00 am Guided Meditation
8:00-9:00 am White Tara Sadhana Lung
9:15-10:15 am Yoga
10:30-11:45 am White Tara Commentary, Q&A
12:00-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-1:00 pm Goodbyes to Weekenders
1:00-2:30 pm  Tormas and Boundary Markers
2:30-3:30 pm Retreat advices and notes on silence
4:00-5:00 pm Closing Ceremony
5:30-6:00 pm Set boundaries at personal cottage
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner in cottage
7:00-8:00 pm Mediation
10:00 pm Lights out

Retreat Schedule

7:00-8:00 am Group meditation
8:15-10:45 am Group Teaching with Juice break
11:00-12:00 pm Group Yoga
12:30 pm Lunch at cottage
1:00-2:00 pm Individual Meditation
2:00-2:30 pm Individual Mantra recitation
2:30-4:30 pm Study, optional private meeting with teacher
4:45-5:45 pm Individual Meditation
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner at cottage
7:30-8:00 pm Individual Mantra recitation
8:00-9:00pm Individual Meditation
10:00 pm Lights out
6:00-7:00 am Meditation
7:00-7:30 am Breakfast
9:00-11:00 am Opening ceremony
11:30-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-2:00 pm Depart for home