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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 […]

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 […]

Bright Nepal ~ Girls Rising… with a little help from their friends

Bright Nepal Girls  Begin the New School Year with BIG Changes And they need your generous support!  ******************************************************************* “Money is like manure.  It’s meant to be spread around encouraging young things to grow” Dolly Levi (Hello Dolly!)  NGO Bright Nepal rescues impoverished “at risk” girls,  gives them a safe haven and educates them.   Bright […]

Dancing Tara With the Children in Victoria, Australia

Clare Woodham is a Level 2 Tara Dance teacher in Napier, New Zealand where she facilitates a lovely dharma center and a very loyal group of Tara Dancers. Recently she was invited to share some of our dances at the SIBA Retreat Center in Victoria, Australia this January. She writes… I shared the dances during […]

Tara Is Dancing In Wimberly, Texas

Anjali Maazel has been leading a Tara Dance Circle in Wimberly, Texas. The group has lately been working with the Mandala Dance of the 21 Taras, focusing on individual Taras. Their last meeting was celebrating the Gold Tara, All Victorious.     The previous meeting one of the dancers, Dalmara Bayne, PhD, ND and author […]

Tara is Dancing in Virginia

Jacquelyn Sonam Lhamo and her husband Rigdzin are ardent dharma practitioners. Jacquelyn is a Level 2 Tara Dance teacher.  She has shared the dance several years in Virginia and returned to lead a series of Tara Dancing experiences July 2016. This is her story…. The Great Compassion Festival This year I was invited to present […]

Tara Dances in Vermont

Jacquelyn Sonam Lhamo and her husband Rigdzin are ardent dharma practitioners. Jacquelyn is a Level 2 Tara Dance teacher who has introduced the dance to several new communities. She and Rigdzin had an opportunity to share with a group in Vermont. This is her story…. We needed an escort to find where this center was […]

Blessings To All From Kathmandu

Every year our good friend Andrea Abinanti, long time resident of Kathmandu, Nepal, invites us to support her in making special prayer offerings during the holiday season. She invites us to gather names of people who have recently died or need some prayer support to be read out during a series of pujas that she […]

The Balinese Masks of Tara – Complete

Mekare Fiske has midwifed through her capable hands and radiant heart the completion of a long held aspiration of Tara Dhatu – masks of the 22 Taras of our dancing mandala to be revealed in their glory at the Festival of Prayer in Brasilia, May 2018. It has been a long and winding road to this […]

Season of Sangha’s Creative Wisdom Manifest

  Hello! Here’s an art doll I made in January 2015, inspired by Green Tara. I’m looking so forward to seeing what beautiful art this sangha shares! Thanks for marking July as a month to celebrate this community and this profound practice and path! Om Tare! ~Beth Anne in Indiana   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is an […]

Tara Dhatu Season of Sangha FaceBook Fun with Friends

We have been playing some fun Q&A with FaceBook friends. See some of the answers below… Join the fun on FaceBook, click here Hope Jinishian: I met Tara in Bali and it was love at first sight. Tara Dhatu practices and the Buddha Goddess Tara have propelled me all over the world this past year […]

Samdong Rinpoche Celebrates the Tara Dance

  In 1998 fifty Tara Dancers from 11 countries of origin traveled to India and Nepal to dance the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara for the Tibetan Refugees. One of the stops was the sacred land of Sarnath, where Shakyamuni Buddha gave his first teaching after his enlightenment experience in Bodhgaya The group […]

Eulogy for a Great Master of Odissi Sacred Dance Guru Ramani Ranjan Jena

My beloved Odissi teacher, Guru Ramani Ranjan Jena, has passed away. My sister dancer friend Elizabeth Burnett, who has a school for orphans in Puri, Orissa, wrote of his March 26th passing, “He was preparing for a dance festival at Khira Chora Gopinath Temple. He had been fasting as was his habit on such days […]

Tara Dances in Java at the Sakyadhita Conference

Most of our Bali pilgrims opted to join us at the 14th Sakyadhita International Conference in a lush resort outside of Yogyakarta.       It was a short hop from Bali to Java. Our small plane was filled with tribal elders from some of the remote island tribes enroute to meet with the government […]

Bali – Tara’s Pilgrimage in the Island of Wonder

June 2015 Myri and I took a group of pilgrims to Bali, land of beauty and mystery. Mekare Fiske had been commissioned to engage a mask maker to create 22 Masks of Tara in preparation for Tara Dhatu’s Festival of Prayer. We were to learn how to dance in them and then offer the dance […]

New Year’s Greetings & Blessings From Nepal

Every year Tara Dhatu and members send Andrea Abinanti donations for the many pujas she arranges during the holiday season. Donors names are read out, along with the names of those who died during the year, and those who ask for special prayers for special needs. This is the first of three of Andrea’s reports…. […]

Dancing Tara Deep Down Under

Catherine Callaghan (center), Level 2 Tara Dhatu Teacher, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand reports… Judy (right), Liz (left) and I danced White Tara and the Six Shields at the Saturday opening of the two day Evolve Spiritual Festival in Nelson. As always, White Tara wove her powerful presence! The setting at Evolve was delightful, with […]

Lamas Dance Tara at KTD

This year our merry Tara band was joined by Hope Jinishian. A resident of New England, Hope was volunteering and studying the dharma early this year at KTD, His Holiness the Karmapa’s monastery in upstate New York. Prema, in previous years, had offered the Tara Dance to the respected Khenpo Kharthar Rinpoche who is one […]

Tara is Dancing in Golden Bay, Aotearoa

Catherine Callaghan has been leading the Tara Dances in New Zealand for six years. An accomplished dance teacher, she has ongoing circles of Tara dance in Nelson, South Island and Golden Bay. They recently offered the mandala at the Shambhala Center in Golden Bay and ended the year at a private beach front residence. Her […]

Myri Leads Cincinnati Sangha in Dancing Tara

Nita-Rose has been leading a circle of dancing Taras at her sacred abode in Cincinnati for several years. She invited Myri Dakini to share a weekend of Tara Dhatu dances. She writes… Our Tara Sangha in Cincinnati experienced an incredibly beautiful week-end workshop this October led by Myri Dakini. It was something sacred, something powerful, […]

VIDEO 11/11/11 – Prema leads Maui Taras in Mandala Dance Offering

Prema leads a group of Maui Taras in offering the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara at a celebration event 11/11/11

Brasilia – Retreat Into the Heart of Tara

Back in Brasilia we focused our attention on getting some songs recorded in Portuguese before           heading out to our annual retreat. Ricardo gathered a group of young teenage girls with Maya and Maira’s young sons to put some vocals to the chorus in Tara Tames the 8 Fears.   Just before the retreat Ivana […]