California Retreat 28 March-2 April 2017

The sun sets in an old growth redwood forest.




The dances of Tara are a profound method of empowerment, protection, and awakening.

When the forces of darkness threaten, we must unite and cultivate the inner light to bring healing to our world.

Dive into the heart of these powerful practices with Prema, Myri, and Parvati.


 At this retreat there will also be a very special opportunity to work with Mekare. She brings the recently completed 22 masks of our Beloved Dancing Taras and will initiate interested dancers into the mystery of dancing with a mask.

The sun sets in an old growth redwood forest.

Join Us for this 2017 Mainland N. American Tara  Dhatu Retreat

March 28-April 2, 2017


 At Mount Madonna Center

In the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains

With joy we announce this retreat in California, providing a precious opportunity to immerse in Mother Tara’s Pure land of precious practices while living in community. Led by Prema Dasara and her senior teachers, participants will have access to a cornucopia of offerings. We will dance in the Mandala of Tara, work with the elements as they correspond to our emotions and wisdom nature, move energy in the heart and body, engage in sacred ritual, delve into the sacred art of mask dancing, share nourishing meals, connect with fellow travelers on the path, generate healing sacred space, AND send our love and light into the world. We gather to fill ourselves with light and pour it into the world to bring blessing and empowerment for the benefit of all beings.

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March 28-April 2 (5 nights):

Taking time in retreat provides important space to go very deep with the practices. By making space to engage in this special way we nourish, explore, reveal,  and learn.   Tara Dhatu has had week long, in depth retreats for many years in Brazil and Hawaii but is cultivating this opportunity in North America in response to popular demand. The Nov 2015 retreat in Arizona was a beautiful success and now we want to offer the same opportunity in a new location to increase accessibility to the dance, so that more may join the circle of hearts, gathering in the light of Mother Tara.

Hurry ~ Reserve Your Spot ~ Space Is Limited!

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Also available… Mandala Weekend Only Option

March 31-April 2, 2017

2015 SAKYADHITA yogyakarta_dancing of tara_photo by Yeonsuk KA-GAGYO_102

During the weekend portion of the retreat there will be a special focus on the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara. The retreat will culminate in a public offering to share the blessings with the community.Those who can not join us for the entire week of retreat are invited to join us for just the weekend portion focused on the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara.

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About Mount Madonna Center ~ Click Here

We carefully selected a location where retreat participants could relax in comfort, be nourished with healthy, delicious vegetarian food, and enjoy nature’s beauty and peace. A Conference, Retreat and Yoga Center in the Heart of California, Mount Madonna Center is a conference and retreat center located on 355 acres of mountain-top redwood forest and grassland overlooking Monterey Bay.  Read More…