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Gutsy Women – Prema & Myri on FM Radio

Our dear friend and Tara dancer, Amorah St. John, has a radio program called “Gutsy Women” on Maui public radio, KAKU. She has been interviewing the fun and fabulous women of Maui who are making a difference in the community. She invited Prema and Myri in for an interview . “Gutsy” in the dictionary means […]

June 2019 Tara Dancing At the 16th Sakyadhita Conference in Australia’s Blue Mountains

The conference theme, New Horizons in Buddhism, explores changes within Buddhist circles worldwide, in response to current global concerns. What has Buddhism to offer in the face of our shared challenges? And in particular, what are the particular qualities which the female voice can bring in facing these concerns? Join Us June 23rd – June […]

Toronto Parliament Of World Religions Nov 3rd and 6th

Join Amina, Partvati, Johanna, & Phyllis along with a community of Taras who will be sharing Tara at the 2018 Parliament Of World Religions https://www.parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/2018-toronto Contact Parvati 602-412-7386

Tara Dances in Phoenix – A Profound Weekend Retreat

The Phoenix Tara Circle has been turning for many years under the guidance of Senior Mentor and Teacher, Parvati. Each year they host a weekend Tara Dance retreat. This year’s retreat, September 14-16 was unique as the leading of the dances was shared by several senior teachers. Friday evening opened with an Introduction to Tara. […]

Dancing Tara in New Zealand: A Magical Mystery Mandala Tour

Adrianne LaBry Smith is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu teacher. She met Clare Woodham at the Monlam in Brazil and these two lovely Taras cooked up a teaching tour for Adrianne this September. Adrianne writes … At the request of Tara Dhatu Level 2 Teacher, Clare Woodham, I made my first journey (in this lifetime) […]

Dancing Tara at the Women in Buddhism Conference in Seattle

Kim Abbey is a relatively new Tara Dance facilitator but a long time Tara Dancer. It is wonderful to see her spread her wings and share the dances. She has a circle of Tara Dancing in her Olympia, Washington community and we are always delighted to have her join us in the dance. She writes…. […]

Phyllis Reports on Monlam in Northwest Dharma Web News

Phyllis Moses is one of our precious Level 3 Tara Dhatu teachers, living in Vancouver, Washington. She has been our representative in the Northwest Dharma Association for several years It was our great good fortune that she was able to attend our Festival of Prayer in Brazil this May and has written this article that […]

Dance Tara in Hawaii With Prema

Monthly In Maui And Special Sept Kauai Weekend W/ Prema & Myri Prema will be on Maui July 2018 –February 2019 She leads a class in Kihei several times a month around new moon and full moon at private homes. If you are interested in joining a class contact her about scheduling, etc. AND Join […]

Oct, Nov, & Dec 2018 workshops Portland, OR – Brazil & Chile with Myri

For Information about all events contact Myri <><><><><><><><><><> October 8th & 9th  Portland, Oregon USA Two Special Evenings Of Dance With Myri Dakini Contact Phyllis: phyllisbmoses@gmail.com 425) 922-0268 Contact Myri Dakini: myriangela@gmail.com <><><><><><><><><><> October 18 -21  Guarapari, Brazil Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of  Tara and Public Offering <><><><><><><><><><> October 25 -28 –  Caxias, […]

Post Monlam Visit to Chapada Imperial

May 29, 2018 Post Monlam Tour Day 2 Shared By Sherry Harris… Our last official day together in Brazil Prema and Myri put together a very special grand finale.  An hour bus drive out of Brasilia, down windy dirt roads through the bush, we came to Chapada Imperial, an ecological sanctuary, a nature preserve of […]

Post-Monlam Brasilia Tour & Prayers

Sherry Harris from Kauai, Hawaii traveled to Brasilia, Brazil to participate in the Festival of Peace, Festival of Prayer, Tara Dance Monlam. She shared a bit about Monday’s Post-Monlam Tour…. May 28th, 2018 After nine full days of attention and effort to the structure of the Monlam, dancing in ever-changing forms, we entered our first […]

Read More: Conclusion of Monlam, May 27, 2018

So happy to be connecting with all of you one last time and to have the opportunity to share the exciting conclusion of the Monlam! Dressed in white for our preliminary morning practices, we danced and chanted Beloved Tara, and Refuge and Bodhicitta. We then invoked Mother Tara and recited the Seven Purifications. Next, we […]

Read More: Monlam Day 4, May 26, 2018

Greetings from Brasilia–so glad you have connected with us today! Our morning was left open so we could enjoy a local fair, and I hear that the artisanal offerings there were plentiful despite the trucker’s strike which was still in place. Prajwal Ratna taught again and one Tara reported learning from him how to create […]

Read More: Monlam Day 3, May 25, 2018

Our last day at the retreat center before leaving for our next location in the city of Brasilia… At our inspiring morning practice, Prema gave us a teaching on working with challenging circumstances. The current situation in Brazil is delicate. The truckers’ are striking, cars are lined up for miles to get gas.  Flights being […]

Read More: Monlam Day 2, May 24, 2018

Glad you are with us today! Prajwal continued teaching his morning class, which was deeply appreciated. Dressed in white, we opened the morning with our preliminary practices—Beloved Tara, Refuge and Bodhicitta, and Shantideva. We then invoked Mother Tara, took refuge in her and danced Dukkar, to create a protective umbrella around our temple. Calling Tara […]

Read More: Day 1 Monlam May 23, 2018

Greetings from Paradise on Earth. After years of aspirations, devoted work and planning, today the Monlam begins! Om Tare! Guided by Lama Sonam from the dharma center in Brasilia, we opened the Monlam with prayers for auspiciousness, blessing and dispelling obstacles. We made many offerings, including Riwo Sangchö, and we danced the Eight Precious Offerings. […]

Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 3 May 22, 2018

  The excitement is building—the Monlam starts tomorrow! Today is a day of practice and preparation centered around the Mandala of masked dancers. As we described yesterday, the practice of mask dancing is a spiritual path in itself. The relationship between a dancer and her mask has many levels, and Mekare has been teaching us […]

Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 3 (Tuesday) May 22, 2018

Premliminaries Dukkar–Portuguese an English Setting up the mandalas: 3 groups two that would have masks–amazing job as usual of honoring everyone’s request–got through three mandalas turning simultaneously. My own experience leading the mandala and personal process–a deep teaching after lunch, dressed in gold, first two groups and few alternates experienced the mask dancing from the […]

Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 2 May 21, 2018

  Welcome to Pre-Monlam Day 2! We hope you feel connected to us here at the Paradise on Earth Retreat Center in Brazil–we are so happy to be able to share the experience with you and to know that you are thinking of us, too! Yesterday was full and rich. We began morning practice with […]

READ MORE: Arriving at Paraiso Na Terra May 19 2018

We are so happy to be connecting with all of you from beautiful Paradise on Earth retreat center in Brazil! May our prayers for the world unite as one voice! As clouds gathered and prepared a shower of blessings for Mother Earth, we gathered to dance and sing Beloved Tara, Motivation and Shantideva in Portuguese […]

Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 1 May 20, 2018

Sunny skies and cool temperatures welcomed us to Day 1 Pre-Monlam.  After generating our Motivation and dancing refuge and bodhicitta through Shantideva, Myri Dakini taught us the practice of Dukkar, Thousand-armed and Thousand-eyed White Umbrella Tara. In this lineage, Mother Tara appears as a Protectress to bestow upon us the confidence to move through life […]

Live From The Tara Peace & Prayer Monlam Festival in Brazil

Read More: Conclusion of Monlam, May 27, 2018 Read More: Monlam Day 4, May 26, 2018 Read More: Monlam Day 3, May 25, 2018 Read More: Monlam Day 2, May 24, 2018 Read More: Monlam Day 1, May 23, 2018 Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 3 May 22, 2018 Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 2 May 21, […]

Tara is Dancing in the Heart of Acadiana!

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Tara is Dancing in Virginia

By Rev. Jacquelyn Sendak Zavaleta Having shared the Introduction to Tara and the Dharma dances of Tara Dhatu in Virginia Beach for many years, we had a solid group of interested people attending this year’s Tara Dance programs.  Our series of classes were opened with a hosting by Tara White and her husband Mike.   […]

Dancing Tara with Prema and Myri in Europe

Almost a year ago I was asked, if I could go anywhere before I died where would I go. Bubbling up from my far distant childhood I realized, I would like to visit Fatima and Lourdes. That vision set in motion a series of events that ended in Myri and I teaching Tara throughout Europe […]