Odiyan Retreat Center


Join Caring from the Heart, an interactive online retreat

– based on the book Caring by Tarthang Tulku

July 21-22

8:00 AM-2:00 PM
Fee: $200

“A willingness to care for ourselves expands our ability to care for others because our hearts are open to the warmth of what is precious in each of us.”
Tarthang Tulku


Retreat Program

  • Explore caring qualities already present within us. These qualities open our hearts to genuine appreciation for our own being.

  • Experience how an unconditional friendship with ourselves can nurture and support what we most treasure in ourselves and others.
  • Focus on understanding how the power of caring heals the suffering of our mind.

This retreat is an experiential, dynamic journey of self-discovery. We will engage in new experiences to develop knowledge of how to care for our body, emotions and mind in the midst of challenging situations.

We will explore a broader and deeper understanding of caring through meditation, Tibetan yoga, interactive reflections, and group sharing.

This journey will reveal new ways to integrate the caring energy of the heart into your daily life.


Maria Helena, a native of Rio de Janeiro, holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the UK. A founding member of the Nyingma Center in Rio, Maria Helena has been involved full time with Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche’s vision since 1987 both in Brazil and the US. An Odiyan resident since 1999, Maria Helena works regularly with Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche on community, financial, and administrative matters. She has taught Caring classes and retreats in the US, Europe, and Brazil.