Nov 2017 AZ & NY Tara Mandala Retreats w/ Parvati & featuring music by Shivadam

Phoenix Area Tara Sangha Annual Retreat

Friday Evening Nov 3rd – Sun Nov 5th Late Afternoon*

(*See below for the full Phoenix retreat schedule and requested donation details*)


Woodstock, NY Friday Evening Nov 10th- Sunday Nov 12th Evening

+Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara Retreat & Public Offering +

(+See below for the full Woodstock retreat schedule and requested donation details+)

We will circle to dance, sing, pray, and play

~~Join Us As We Play, Meditate, Dance, Sing, Pray, Reflect, And Dive Deeply Into Bliss~~

Take a weekend and immerse in the nourishing practice of Mother Tara in a circle of loving hearts.

We circle to celebrate.

We circle to connect with one another, with ourselves, and with all beings.

We circle to pray for the well being of all.

May all beings be well and at peace.

In these workshops the dancers are led into a mandala of dance, instructed in the subtlety of sacred movement and mudra. They learn experiential the philosophy, meditations, and visualizations of the traditional Tantric Buddhist practices of the 21 Praises of Tara.

The weekends are designed to facilitate an opportunity to dive deeply into the practices while remaining spacious and with a focus on nourishment for weary body, hearts, and souls in a world so full of intensity.

*Phoenix Retreat Information*

Information/Registration contact

Friday Evening Nov 3rd – Introduction to Tara Evening

6-7:30 PM optional shared vegetarian meal
7:30-9 dances and meditation

Sat Nov 4th – Mandala work and community time

8:30-9:30 AM (Optional Eight Precious Offerings and Mantra with Carey)
10-1 Entering into the Mandala through the 5 Wisdom Dakinis and other practices
1-3 Vegetarian Tara High Tea/lunch
3-6 Exploring the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara
6-7 Vegetarian Dinner
7-9 Dharma Movie and Ice Cream/Pie Birthday party for Parvati

Sun Nov 5th Deepening in the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara

10AM-1 PM Deepening in the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara
1-3 Vegetarian Lunch
3-5 Mandala Offering and Dedication of Merit
The Phoenix Area Tara Sangha requests a donation of $21-$150 according to ability to pay and desire to support the event.
Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds, scholarships available.

+Woodstock, NY Retreat Information+

An Offering For Mother Earth

Information/Registration contact-  Hope Jinishian

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We will gather on Friday evening for an Introductory evening of meditation and sacred movement open to all at KTD Monastary.

Saturday and Sunday workshop participants will gather across the street from KTD to dive deeply into the nourishing practices and prayers of Mother Tara.  The weekend workshop will culminate with a public offering of the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara at 4:30.

The Mandala Offering is open to all and is free with an opportunity to make a donation.

Those who wish to continue the journey for the full weekend will reconvene on Sat and Sun for two full days of sacred explorations and magic as the group builds a sacred Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara.  The dancers will embody the divine qualities of Mother Tara as a blessing of empowerment for the dancers, Mother Earth and all beings.  The retreat will culminate with a Public Dance Offering where all will be invited to join the dancers who will be adorned in silk saries and crowns. Those who are there to receive the ritual offering of the Mandala Dance will then be invited to participate in some Dances of Universal Peace lead by Shivadam.

Tara is Wisdom, Compassion, and Empowerment and so are you! Join us as we sing, dance, pray, and play.

 Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha