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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, Shantideva. We then invoked Mother Tara, took refuge in her and danced Dukkar, to create our protective umbrella around our temple. Calling Tara from […]

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 Sangcho, 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: Monlam Day 2, May 24, 2018 Read More: Day 1 Monlam May 23, 2018 Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 3 May 22, 2018 Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 2 May 21, 2018 Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 1 May 20, 2018 Read More: Arriving at Paraiso Na Terra May 19, 2018 Beginning May 19th… Our dear […]

23-27 May Peace & Prayer Tara Monlam Festival Brazil

Festival of Prayer – Festival of Peace Tara Dance Monlam 23-27 May 2018 Brasilia, Brazil For centuries the great Tibetan monasteries have held Prayer Festivals, called Monlams. Every year the monastics present to the community a series of prayers and practices that include gloriously costumed and masked dancers, enacting their sacred commitment to protect and […]

Seattle, WA 4-6 Oct Annual Sakya Monastary Empowerment, Retreat, & Mandala Offering w/ Parvati

Oct 4-7 2017 Seattle, WA Empowerment with H.E. Dagmola Sakya Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara Retreat & Public Offering with Parvati Green Tara Initiation at the Sakya Temple with H.E.Dagmola Sakya Thurs Oct 4th 7 PM (Sakya Shrine Room) Introductory Tara Movement & Meditation Evening at Sakya Monastery Fri Oct 5th 7-9 PM […]

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 […]

Myri On Tour, Dancing Tara in Chile and S. Brazil

Myri Dakini Naves is an outstanding dancer and a sincere dharma practitioner. In Tara Dhatu South America she is the moving force of all the accomplishments. Because of her careful nurturing we have circles of Tara Dancers all over Brazil and Chile. She is our Assistant Director of Tara Dhatu’s Educational Program and teaches the […]

Tara is Dancing in the Bay Area, California

Floods, Hurricanes and Fires Oh My!!! Pia Hagan is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu Teacher in the Bay Area of  California. Many of you remember Pia as one of our most excellent Master Chefs at our Annual Camp in Kauai. Pia organized and offered a Mandala at Terra’s Temple in Berkeley September 2nd & 3rd. […]

Parvati Leads Tara’s Mandala – Seattle, Phoenix, Woodstock

Parvati Forrest Anee Burke is one of our most senior teachers. Her dedication has led her to be our Central Coordinator, holding together the reins of our international Tara Dhatu. This Fall she offered three weekend mandalas of the Mandala Dance of Tara. She writes….  Thank you Prema and Mother Tara for the amazing and […]

Dancing Tara in Woodstock

 Dance in the Mandala of Tara In Woodstock, NY Fri Intro Evening open to all at KTD Monastary With the weekend workshop and offering across from the KTD Monastery November 10 to 12 Parvati  Leading Live music with Shivadam. Public offering  Sunday November 12 at 4:30 pm. Public  Offering Free with requested offering Spots still […]

A Precious Meeting in the Heart of Tara

September 10th the Maui Tara Dancers had the good fortune to present a sacred dance offering to the respected and beloved dharma teacher, Anam Thubten.  Eighteen dancers of all ages and experience offered the Tara Dhatu preliminary practices. Anam gave his loving attention and the simple offering was ecstatic. The Sacred Earth Temple is a beautiful […]

Dancing Tara for Dagmola on Maui

While on tour in Europe I received a message from my dear dharma friend and teacher, Dagmola Kushog. Some members of her family had made arrangements to spend some days on Maui and Dagmola wanted to know if the Tara Dancers would like her to give some teachings. I contacted the group and they were […]

Creating A Brighter Future: A Bright Nepal Report

It’s a New Year! The Nepali school year transitions from one to the next around the middle of April every year.  This year’s transition was a big one for the children of Bright Nepal as they moved from Pabitra’s private home/hostel to the school’s hostel. Pabitra continues to manage their personal and financial affairs and […]

Annual Aug Kauai Tara Retreat Special Offer & Reflections

For many years Tara Dhatu has hosted and annual camp on the beautiful island of Kauai.  Situated in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, the rustic camp YMCA Naue provides the Tara community a perfect spot to dive deeply into Tara’s Pureland in a spot situated perfectly on the ocean and beneath […]

Find a Tara Circle or Student Teacher Near You

There Are Tara Student Teachers All Over The World, Find One Near You!   Going on a journey?  Find a circle!   Let us join hands and step into the heart of Mother Tara’s Pureland. Click Here  

Tara is Dancing in New Zealand

Catherine Callaghan is one of our most active Student Teachers in New Zealand. She is based in Nelson, in the South Island. She recently led a workshop at the beautiful Chandrakirti Meditation Centre. Her students describe the event… This has been an enlightening weekend for me, not only learning some sacred dances of Tara but […]

Tara Dances at Texas Yoga Retreat

  Anjali Maazel is a Tara Dhatu Student/teacher in Austin, Texas and was invited to teach at a weekend-long women’s yoga retreat entitled “Wash, Rinse, Retreat!”. She writes… The retreat was held in a magnificent Hindu temple complex in south Austin. The grounds are extensive and the room was spacious, peaceful and inspiring. The participants […]

Long Life Prayer Music & Dance For Prema Dasara

Anjali Maazel shares… The beautiful recording of Mercedes Bahleda and Shivadam singing our Long Life Prayer for Prema, which is now available as a download in the Tara Dhatu Dance the Goddess Emporium (click here) , is the fruit of several years’ aspirations, dreaming, conversations, writing, practice, composition, choreography and fundraising. It has also been […]