All are invited to come share in our (somewhat) monthly Tara Circle where we invoke the Buddhist Great Mother deity Tara through dance, meditation and prayer, and joyfully connect with our own inner Goddess Tara. Tara has been greatly revered through the centuries by Buddhists worldwide, particularly in Tibet. She is known through many names and forms— as Great Mother, Mother of the Buddhas, Swift Protector, Liberator, a Divine Being of Wisdom, Compassion and Power…
This Buddhist practice of deity yoga is about identifying with a Divine being in order to embody “the essential qualities of the fully awakened experience latent within us. … we focus our attention on such an archetypal image and identify with it in order to arouse the deepest, most profound aspects of our being and bring them into our present reality.” (Lama Thubten Yeshe)
In moving together we celebrate the interconnectedness of us all. I am dedicated to share the gift of this “living” lineage and moving meditation as it has been taught with much support through Prema Dasara and Tara Dhatu. Explore the Realm of the Enlightened Feminine as it reaches across the planet, a quiet revolution of consciousness.
Tara Dhatu is a worldwide non-profit organization formed to protect the integrity of the dance as a vehicle of Liberation. The dance is a full spiritual practiced and has been described by H.H. The Dalai Lama as “A true vehicle to enlightenment.”
The gatherings are free and open to all; no prior experience or knowledge is necessary.
If you have questions, please email Aimée at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Prayer to the Tara of True Refuge
Beloved Tara, luminous and beautiful,
you adorn your heart
with the mudra of the Triple Gem.
Light from the wheels in your hands,
swirls and dances
to the darkest regions of the universe.
“I am True Refuge,” you say,
“offering all you need to be free.”
This light fills me, streams through me.
I, too, would be True Refuge,
heart huge, vast, limitless.
I offer my self
for the benefit of all beings.
OM TARE TUTARE TURE SO HA