Author Archives: taradhatu

Dancing Tara in Olympia

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 […]

Zooming Along Episode 15: Jan 19th

Hope you can join us for Zooming Along #15The topic will be:Just what IS our human potential? January 19th, 11 AM HST Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Remember Daylight Savings Time Corrections 11AM Hawaii Time 1PM Pacific Time 4PM Eastern […]

Workshop & Dance for Anam Thubten in CA: March 7-8

March 7th & 8th, 2020 Dancing for Anam Thubten – Pt. Richmond, California Workshop Theme – Invoking the Inner Fire To Register contact Lori

Tara Workshop in Florida: March 13-15

March 13-15, 2020 Gainesville Florida Dancing Tara Workshop To Register contact Tomi

Brazil Schedule with Prema & Myri: March/April/May

Brazil Schedule – Teaching with Myri Dakini 26-30 March Fortaleza April 2 (Thurs)-5 Floripa April 7 full moon Brasilia April 28 – 6 May Natal 7 May full moon Brasilia 21-30 May Retreat

Introducing Tara in Ecuador: April 13-24

South America Tara Retreat 2020: May 23-30

May 23-30th, 2020 Annual South America Retreat  Contact  for information

Weekend Workshop in NY: June 19-21

June 19th- 21st, 2020   Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery – Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Amber  –

Introducing Dancing Tara in Denver,CO: June 26-28

June 26 – 28th, 2020 Denver – Introducing Dancing Tara Gina Shore

Tara Dance Retreat in Colorado: Sept 23-28

September 23-28, 2020 Tara Dance Retreat at Tsultrim Allione’s Tara Mandala Near Pagosa Springs Colorado

Annual Tara Retreat Golden Bay, NZ

Catherine Walker has been offering a Mandala of Tara retreat at the Shambhala Center in Golden Bay, the far north of the South Island of Aotearoa, (New Zealand) for five years. This year the group met in November. Catherine writes … Dear Prema, You wished us a “Sublime and Precious Retreat”, and that it was.   […]

Spontaneous Dance of Tara’s Qualities in the Ozarks

Adrianne LaBry Smith is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu teacher, living in Lafayette, Louisiana and on her family retreat land next to the Katog Rit’hröd Mountain Retreat Center in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas. The founder of the Center is Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche. Adrianne writes… On October 19, 2019, in a valley amidst the […]

Tara Danced at KCC Portland

 Phyllis Moses is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu teacher.  She has supported the Tara Dance since it’s inception on Maui 32 years ago. Now residing in Oregon she has been offering Tara Dance introductions and classes in the area.  Recently she was invited to teach and offer some of our Tara Dhatu dances at the KCC […]

Tara, Dancing in Phoenix, Vermont, Guarapari and Maui

It was a powerful approach to the full moon, November 8-10. We had three mandalas turning that weekend, one in Phoenix, one in Vermont and one in Guarapari in Brazil.                                               May the […]

Tara Dances In Virginia Beach

November 2019 Jacquelyn Sendak-Zavaleta and her husband Rigdzen returned to Virginia Beach to share dances of Tara with a group that has been gathering there. She writes…. Despite the cold and rainy weather, Black Friday sales traffic, city road construction, and the Thanksgiving holiday, I was pleasantly surprised to welcome many long time Buddhist Practitioners to […]

Felicity is Dancing Tara in Japan

Felicity Oswell is resident in Sydney, Australia and has been leading a circle of Tara Dancing there for 22 years. She has lived in Japan and has worked as a tour guide taking Australians to Japan for 25 years, some of which were pilgrimages and Design & Architecture university study tours. This year marks 30 […]

Nritya Mandala Mahavihara Celebrates 10 Years

Nritya Mandala Mahavihara is an authentic Newar Nepali temple in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Prajwal, the resident priest, is the son of Ratna Kaji, who introduced Prema to the sacred Vajrayana Dance of Charya. The Nritya Mandala is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary with multiple events.  They just held their Opening Celebration September 21–22, 2019, […]

Dancing Tara in Virginia Beach

July 2019 Jacquelyn Sendak-Zavaleta and her husband Rigdzen returned to Virginia Beach to share dances of Tara with a group that has been gathering there. She writes…. Despite temperatures of 100 degrees, and construction closing the street near our location, Fellowship of the Inner Light, friends came to join us for our yearly Tara and […]

Tara is Dancing in Woodstock

Amber Roniger recently joined our Tara Dhatu Educational Program as a Level 1 facilitator. Inspired by the activity generated by Hope Jinishian’s efforts to introduce the dance at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, including arranging several sessions with Prema Dasara, Amber decided to help institute regular Tara Dhatu meetings in the area. She arranged a meeting for […]

Tara Danced at the Sakyadhita Conference In the Blue Mountains Australia

Felicity Oswell is one of Tara Dhatu’s most senior teachers. Her residence is in Sydney, Australia where she has worked with a group of dancers for more than 20 years. June 2019 the Sakyadhita Conference was in the Blue Mountains of Australia, right around the corner from Sydney. Felicity represented Tara Dhatu, offering three sessions […]

Dancing Tara at the Portland Buddhist Festival

Phyllis Moses is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu teacher.  She has supported the Tara Dance since it’s inception on Maui 32 years ago. Now residing in Oregon she has been offering Tara Dance introductions and classes in the area.  Recently she and Noelle Faulkner had a booth at the Portland Buddhist Festival and introduced Tara Dhatu dances. […]

Dancing Tara for Women with Disabilities

Amina has worked with disability most of her life. She has often represented the differently abled, advocating for their rights and place in society. Several years ago she became a Facilitator of the Mandala Dance of Tara and has led a small circle of disabled women in the dance practices. Last year she applied to […]

Tara Is Dancing In The Encyclopedia Of Women In World Religions!

Several years ago Phyllis Moses was asked to write a lengthy article about Taradhatu. When Barbara Patton, a TDEP Facilitator of Pacifica, California noticed it, she mentioned that her sister, Susan, was editing an Encyclopedia and put them in touch. Although The Mandala Dance of Tara is not considered a ‘religion’ by Phyllis, nor many […]

Charging the Wealth Vase

For some years our good friend Andrea Abinanti, who lives on Manjushri Hill, Swayambu, Kathmandu, Nepal, has kept a Wealth Vase for Tara Dhatu. Every year a Puja is performed at the Thuckche Choling Monastery to honor the God of Wealth, Dzambhala. It is said that he grants spiritual wealth and financial stability. Each year […]

Prayers for Our Dear Elizabeth Breck

Teresa Tara Noor is a long time Tara dancer and leader who lives in Tucson and has shared leadership with Elizabeth Breck in Tucson, AZ for many years. Below is a letter from her and a call to our global Tara Sangha for prayers.  Prema offers the below prayer and says, “Please tell everyone to […]