Tara Dance for Anam Thubten – June 29 & 30 – California

Dancing Our Precious Offering

For Anam Thubten

With Prema Dasara and Myri Dakini

June 29 & 30, 2019

Point Richmond, CA

We have the honor of making a sacred dance offering to  Anam Thubten and his Sangha at The Dharmata Dakini Temple, which is located in a beautiful historic building in Point Richmond, California.

 

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Under the guidance of Prema Dasara and Myri Dakini we will gather at the Body Wisdom Movement Studio in Point Richmond on Saturday and Sunday to prepare these profound practices for our Sunday afternoon Offering at the Temple at 3 PM.

The Saturday and Sunday sessions are open to women, men and teens. Our focus will be White Tara, the Goddess of Long Life and Good health. The offering will include White Tara of the Six Shields and the Eight Precious Offerings. At the end of the Offering the audience will be able to join in some simple community dances.

Schedule

Saturday June 29     Body Wisdom Movement Studio

146 Washington Ave, Suite A

Point Richmond, CA 94801

11:30 – 1:30 PM         Workshop

(Lunch on your own)

3:00 – 6:00 PM        Workshop

 Sunday June 30th      Body Wisdom Movement Studio

11:15 – 2:30 PM         Final Workshop, in-studio break for lunch, then dressing  for the Offering. (Bring food to eat in the short break. There will not be time to go out for a meal.)

We will walk from the Studio to the Temple (about 2 blocks).

Temple Offering

3:00 -5.00 PM           The Dakini Temple (Dharmata Foundation)

235 Washington Avenue

Point Richmond, CA 94801

Anam Thubten is a beloved Tibetan Buddhist teacher. Trained in the Nyingma tradition from an early age, he has been teaching in the West for 30 years. He speaks excellent English and is known for his ability to make the Buddha Dharma accessible and relevant to Western minds. He was deeply touched by the dance offerings we have made in the past and asked that we return to his center.

Prema Dasara is the founder of Tara Dhatu and the creator of the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Green Tara. Using the vehicles of sacred song and dance, Prema has traveled throughout the world in dedicated service to humanity. Her purpose has been to inspire and uplift, inviting everyone to experience the power of their own human potential through sacred music and dance.

Myri Dakini is an Assistant Director of the Tara Dhatu Educational Programs, and the Coordinator of Tara Dhatu South America. She lives in Brasilia, Brazil and is an accomplished mentor and guide of all the dances and practices within Tara Dhatu. She has traveled with Prema internationally, assisting with the teachings and facilitating the logistics of travel.

Clothing and Costuming

For the workshops, please wear comfortable clothes to move in, layered for temperature changes. Goddess attire is welcomed. No indoor shoes needed. You are welcome to wear temple shoes for support if necessary, no sharp heels, only used indoors.

The floor is a martial arts floor and very comfortable, if a bit sticky for turns.

Bring water and snacks both days. Bring lunch on Sunday if you will need more than a snack before the Offering.

For the Offering, there are two Costume options

White Flowing – Dress, or skirt with white blouse (no tee shirts please). Be mindful of transparency of costume material and wear nude undergarments and/or slips to be appropriately modest in the Temple.

Men participating should wear white shirt and pants.

Gold Base layer: The Skirt and Blouse created for the Monlam

a gold choli and gold circle skirt. A white scarf will be available to wear over this base layer.

If you do not already have this gold base layer, you may order from Noelle Faulkner at firebirdfae@earthlink.net.   Cost is $110 for the set. Shipping is $8 if you want to receive the pieces before the June offering. After May 25th the order will be delivered to Point Richmond.

Cost of Workshop

Early Bird—Payment Postmarked before Wednesday June 5, 2019

Check: $175.00

PayPal with Fees:       $181.00

Postmarked after Wednesday June 5, 2019 or at the Door

 Cash or Check: $200.00

PayPal with Fees:       $207.00

You can reserve your place by paying with Paypal at this link:

https://paypal.me/taraworkshop

Or, avoid the fee and mail your check Payable to the Lotus Circle to:

Lotus Circle c/o Lori Ingram

PO Box 834

Sebastopol, CA 95473

$175 if Postmarked by June 5th

$200 if Postmarked after June 5th

There are work study positions available.

Scholarships for members of Tara Dhatu Educational Program are

Available.

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For registration and workshop questions contact:

Lori Ingram

Places to Stay in Point Richmond

Sure Stay Plus Best Western (other Taras staying here)

915 W Cutting Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804

bestwestern.com (best pricing)

(510) 237-3000

Approx. $89 per night ($100.50 with taxes) for 2 Queen Beds in the room. Includes breakfast.

Hotel Mac

10 Cottage Ave, Richmond, CA 94801

thehotelmac.com

(510) 235-0010

Approx. $175 – $260 per night (before taxes)

Airbnb.com offers various Point Richmond accommodations.

Transportation to Workshop

Flying into Oakland Airport is the closest to Point Richmond.

BART runs from Oakland to Richmond, and a Lyft or Uber can be taken from BART to Point Richmond. If you are thinking of traveling here, I am more than happy to talk with you by phone or email to help with the details.

Dedication

It is a great blessing to offer this sacred dance

to such an esteemed dharma teacher

as  Anam Thubten.

We dedicate our efforts to his long life and good health,

and to the long life and good health

of all our precious teachers of the precious dharma.

Om Tare!!!