Kauai Retreat Aug 2019 – deferred to 2020

North Shore Kauai


Please Note the August 17-25, 2019 retreat is being deferred to 2020 but the dates have not yet been set.


 !!!Full camp for just $695*!!!

Kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Jagged peaks covered with brilliant green rainforest dive into the brilliant

blue Pacific Ocean. Haena is a remote area on the North Shore.

Nestled in the neighborhood, right on a golden sand beach is the

YMCA Camp Naue.

During this eight day retreat, Prema Dasara and Guest Teachers will guide the group in celebrating the divine feminine through music and dance, meditation and dharma dialogue.

Focus of the camp will be on the 21 Aspects of the Great Mother Tara.


!!!Full camp for just $695*!!!

* All are invited: Become a member for just $21 – get these special offers! Just $695 member price for the 1st 15 people to register for the retreat.*

Tara Dhatu Members after the 1st 15 registrations = $795

Non-Tara Members = $900

~Tent rental available for just $65

~Tent bedding/towel rental available for just $60

~Cabin bedding/towel rental available for just $40

~Tent with bedding/towel rental available for just $125

~Tent with double bedding/towel rental available for just $150 (2 people sharing a double mattress)

~chair rental available for just $20 (no charge if combined with a full tent and bedding packet rental)

(A limited number of chairs will be available at camp for all to use. Rental guarantees you use of one.)

~Karma Yoga work surrogate available for $300-$330*

*All participants are required to participate in the cooking and cleaning activities necessary to make the camp community function in a good flow. All campers will be required to contribute approximately 21 hours of community service (about 2 hours a day with more on set up and break down days).  A payment of $300 will allow us to hire somebody to replace your week during the retreat. All campers, including those who have paid for a Karma Yoga work surrogate for the week will be asked to help set up and break down camp.  This typically requires a couple hours of communal effort. An additional $30 fee can be paid to hire somebody to do your clean up Karma Yoga duty on the last day.

Please note: The 2019 camp will have a slightly different rhythm than some Kauai Tara camps in previous years. The session schedule is modeled after the 2015 camp, which was adjusted to allow for more community work time due to low registration numbers that required us to cut back on staff.  The 2015 camp was a real success and so we have decided to move forward with this integrated all campers as staff model.  We look forward to praying, playing, dancing, meditating, swimming, cleaning, cooking and diving deeply into the heart of the Goddess with you! Please ask if you have any questions.

Pay for your Tara Camp Registration now-Click Here

For More information and to complete your camp registration and save your spot –

contact the registrar, Parvati:


PO Box 63252

Phoenix, AZ 85082


By phone (602)412-7386

Weekend Option for New-to-Practice Island Participants: Aug 17-18

Sat Aug 17: Check In: Afternoon includes Saturday dinner

Sun Aug 18: Check Out: 10 PM

$155 with Sat Aug 17th overnight stay and meals for Tara Dhatu members before Aug 1

($185 for Tara Dhatu members after Aug 1)


Weekend Option for Practicing Island Participants: Aug 23-24

Fri Aug 23: Check In: Afternoon includes Friday dinner

Sat Aug 24: Check Out: 10 PM

$155 with Fri Aug 23rd overnight stay and meals for Tara Dhatu members before Aug 1

($185 for Tara Dhatu members after Aug 1)


For weekend or 1 day pricing option information/registration contact: Parvati


Camp Naue, North Shore ~ Kauai, Hawaii


8 Magnificent Days Camp will start on Saturday, August 17th. Throughout the week we will work with the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara, going deep into the meditations and profound significance of the dance. We will also work on how to develop ecstatic and profound choreography, expressing the Goddess Within, developing all of Her qualities, powers and abilities with our dancing bodies.

Every year we invite the Kauai Sanga to come and witness an offering of the dance and then stay to join us in some Dances of Universal Peace and Dinner. This will be on Saturday, August 24th.

Weekend Option

Residents of Hawaii have the option of joining the retreat for the week-end only.  Those new to the practice are invited for Sat the 17th and Sunday the 18th.  Those experienced in the practice are invited to join us Friday, August 23rd – Sat August 24th and participating in the offering.

For additional information view the:

Registration Welcome Letter Kauai 2019

Our Glorious Teachers & Guides for the Retreat

Prema Dasara

Prema Dasara

Our Spiritual and Creative Guide, weaves her connection with the Goddess Tara and the profound Tibetan Buddhist practices of mind training into the ecstatic Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara. Lovers of the dance of all levels of experience are integrated into Tara Dhatu – Realm of the Enlightened Feminine

Prema’s Bio

Myri Dakini

has been studying Classical Indian Dance in the Odissi style with Prema for years. She will lead classes in some of the wonderful dance practices that embellish the Mandala Dance of Tara such as the Eight Precious Offerings, the 16 Offering Goddesses, White Tara and the joyful Story of Guru Rinpoche.

Myri has been a professional dancer all her adult life and is the Central Coordinator for Tara Dhatu South America. She is also the Assistant Director of the Tara Dhatu Student Teacher Program in South America.


Eana Rose was one of the first Tara dancers to enter the Tara Dhatu Student Teacher Program (Tara Dhatu Educational Program) and is now a level 4 mentor of other Tara Student Teachers. She kept the dance turning on a regular basis since 2000 at a lovely temple she built behind her house on the lush north shore of Kauai.

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Shams John McClean

will be the head musician at camp this year. He is magnificently accomplished with all kinds of instruments. He will share with us his special love of strings touching our hearts with his magical guitar and beautiful voice. If we are lucky he may bring out his oud, cello, or harp.

Shams has played for retreats for Tara Dhatu, Sufis Hawaii and the Mevlevi Order. He is often centering the music around Zikr’s when he is home on Maui.

He has told us that he considers it is Tara’s grace that will bring him to Kauai to deepen in this
powerful expression of the Divine Feminine.

Watch Divine Sunsets
August is a beautiful time to be in Kauai. At the camp there are night blooming cirrus, huge, moon like flowers hanging from the trees. We will have plenty of time to swim, the crystal water is home to honua, the island turtles. Brief tropical showers often bring beautiful rainbows. We will celebrate the elements with a fire on the beach, meditation under the stars.

Photo Albums from Previous Camps

2010 YouTubeAlbum 1 – The Elements:http://www.taradhatu.net/PREMA/Taradhatu/Kauai09_1.htmlAlbum 2 – The Masks, The Music, The Food:http://www.taradhatu.net/PREMA/Taradhatu/Kauai09_2.htmlAlbum 3Dancing the Mandala of Tara: http://www.taradhatu.net/PREMA/Taradhatu/Kauai09_3.htmlAlbum 4Ke’e & the Taras : http://www.taradhatu.net/PREMA/Taradhatu/Kauai09_4.html

Please take a few moments to review the photo journals above.

They offer invaluable insight into the sacred beauty, rustic camp accommodations, type of clothing appropriate for the environment and activities, as well as offer a feel for the camp programs and flavor.

Parvati is the registrar for camp.

Spaces are limited so don’t delay in contacting her if you are interested in joining us


PO Box 63252

Phoenix, AZ 85082



Camp Naue is a low cost, rustic facility. There are hot showers and clean bathrooms, sleeping is dormitory style or camping. We may be able to find local bed & breakfast style accommodation for those who prefer more amenities and are able to pay the extra cost.We will be right on the ocean so definitely plan on bringing your swim suit. If you have goggles and fins you may see the turtles and tropical fishes.

 We look forward to your inquiries!

Leading in The White Tara - Camp 2007

Felicity leads The White Tara into our Pavilion Temple

– Camp 2007.

Dancing Tara in the beautiful Pacific Ocean!

Dancing Tara in the beautiful clear Pacific Ocean!