Dancing Tara in Olympia

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Kim Abbey holds a Tara Dhatu circle in Olympia, Washington. She writes…

Here’s a photo of the Nalanda Institute in Olympia where we have ‘circled up’ for two years now. Monthly, on 2nd Sundays we gather to dance the precious Tara Dhatu Movement Meditations.

Oh, how I love the Medicine Buddha DVD! I practice with the video for many hours. It is always a joy to listen to Prema. 

This month there were six of us. We had some wonderful new people! Hailey Maria met Phyllis and Noelle at the Buddhist Festival in Portland last fall. They connected her to the Olympia Circle since she lives here. The Pacific North West shares!

Robin Landsong is an artist in Olympia. Pam Finley  brought a transparent glass, Medicine Buddha statue!  It was so cold and clear, the blue sky outside our windows was like the statue

We opened with the dances of Refuge, Motivation, and Tara’s 21 Qualities. Then, we all enjoyed the 13 minute Medicine Buddha practice, which we did seated in a circle, bathing in the vibrations of the recitations of the mantra. I read the meditation, we visualized the offerings and bathed the Lapis Lazuli King.