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10-13 Oct 2019 Seattle, WA Empowerment & Masks Mandala Retreat with Offering

October 10-13 2019 Seattle, WA Annual Tara Empowerment with H.E. Dagmola Sakya Kusho and Special Retreat/Offering with Prema, Myri, & Parvati and the Tara Masks  

17 March Santa Cruz, CA with Parvati & Shivadam

Join Parvati and Shivadam for an afternoon of song, dance, prayer, story telling, meditation, and chanting March 17 2019 from 1-5 in Santa Cruz, California. For more information contact Adora at adoradeva888@gmail.com or Parvati at 602-412-7386

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 […]

Tara Dances at the Parliament Of World Religions

Parvati led a group of Tara Dancers in presenting a Tara Dance workshop at the Parliament Of World Religions in Toronto, Canada this November. She writes… The Promise Of Inclusion The Power Of Love With the inspiration to join hands and hearts in commitment to justice and the well being of all – including Mother […]

Tara Dances in Chile

The Flowering Of Divine Mother Tara In the Andean Lands Myri Dakini has been cultivating a group of young women in Chile for several years. This November she offered a five day retreat in Chile.  Myri writes … Through the loving spirit of One Being, we become aware of our responsibility to follow with joy […]

Tara Retreat at Shambhala, Golden Bay, Aotearoa

Catherine Walker has been a devoted Tara Dance teacher for many years. She has kept the dance alive in the Nelson area of the South Island of New Zealand and in the exquisite area of Golden Bay. For four years she has offered a retreat in the area at the Shambhala retreat center, an exquisite […]

Giving Tues 2018

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Tara’s Masks Dance the Mandala in Caxias

  For many years I have had the impulse to create masks of Tara for the dancers, and this aspiration has gone through several incarnations. One Retreat on Kauai the dancers created masks in paper mache  …. it was an experience that was very inspiring for the dancers. Those masks adorn the Golden Lotus Studio […]

Tara is Dancing in Guarapari

A few days after Myri Dakini arrived at her home in Brasilia, after traveling more than 24 hours  from Portland, Oregon, she headed out to the North East of Brazil. She was invited to lead a workshop and performance of the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara in Guarapari,  Spiritu Santo. For two   […]

Congratulations – Two Tara Babies Born

  At the monlam this year we were treated to two of our lovely dancers pregnant, and only a few days apart in their anticipation of birth. Dani and Jocelyn delighted us all with their enthusiastic participation and very obvious swelling bellies.                       Dani Acosta […]

Dancing Tara at the Sakya Monastery in Seattle

Seattle was one of the first cities outside of Hawaii that the Tara Dance was offered. In the audience was Dagmola Kushog, the first Tibetan woman who ever witnessed the Tara dance. She was the wife of a very high Sakya Rinpoche, and was famous throughout Tibet for her ability to “dream”. She was known […]

Tara Dances at KTD Woodstock, New York

Hope Jinishian works in the bookstore at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the seat of his Holiness the Karmapa in the USA. This dharma center, nestled in the forest above Woodstock, New York, is a powerful Kagyu monastery and has hosted the Tara Dance numerous times.     Hope is dedicated to the dances of Tara Dhatu […]

Tara Dances in Portland

Myri Dakini is Prema’s personal assistant, Assistant Director of Tara Dhatu’s Educational Programs and the Director, President and main mentor of Tara Dhatu South America. This October she headed to Portland mid October to study with Charya teachers Helen and Prajwal. Prajwal is the Vajracharya (head Priest) of the beautiful Dance Mandal, a temple built […]

Tara Dances in Virginia

  Jacquelyn Sendak Zavaleta has been sharing the Tara Dances in Virginia for several years,accompanied by her Tara Protector husband, Rigdzin Zavaleta. She writes…   Rigdzin and I had two welcome dinners organized by our friends and hosts Tara White and her husband Mike. Due to two knee injuries, it was a total stretch for […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 11- 18 Annual Tara Dhatu South America Retreat in Brasilia

May 11- 18 Annual Tara Dhatu South America Retreat In Brasilia at Paraiso Na Terra. Contact Myri

June 9-14 Tara Dhatu Annual Retreat Upstate New York

June 9-14 2019 Tara Dhatu International Annual Retreat At the Abode of the Message Lebanon, New York We are excited to announce that The Abode Of The Message in New Lebanon, New York will be the home of our next mainland US retreat from June 9-14th, 2019.  This will be a residential retreat with delicious […]

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 […]