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Tara is Dancing in Virginia

By Rev. Jacquelyn Sendak Zavaleta Having shared the Introduction to Tara and the Dharma dances of Tara Dhatu in Virginia Beach for many years, we had a solid group of interested people attending this year’s Tara Dance programs.  Our series of classes were opened with a hosting by Tara White and her husband Mike.   […]

Dancing Tara with Prema and Myri in Europe

Almost a year ago I was asked, if I could go anywhere before I died where would I go. Bubbling up from my far distant childhood I realized, I would like to visit Fatima and Lourdes. That vision set in motion a series of events that ended in Myri and I teaching Tara throughout Europe […]

Myri On Tour, Dancing Tara in Chile and S. Brazil

Myri Dakini Naves is an outstanding dancer and a sincere dharma practitioner. In Tara Dhatu South America she is the moving force of all the accomplishments. Because of her careful nurturing we have circles of Tara Dancers all over Brazil and Chile. She is our Assistant Director of Tara Dhatu’s Educational Program and teaches the […]

Tara is Dancing in the Bay Area, California

Floods, Hurricanes and Fires Oh My!!! Pia Hagan is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu Teacher in the Bay Area of  California. Many of you remember Pia as one of our most excellent Master Chefs at our Annual Camp in Kauai. Pia organized and offered a Mandala at Terra’s Temple in Berkeley September 2nd & 3rd. […]

Parvati Leads Tara’s Mandala – Seattle, Phoenix, Woodstock

Parvati Forrest Anee Burke is one of our most senior teachers. Her dedication has led her to be our Central Coordinator, holding together the reins of our international Tara Dhatu. This Fall she offered three weekend mandalas of the Mandala Dance of Tara. She writes….  Thank you Prema and Mother Tara for the amazing and […]

Dancing Tara in Woodstock

 Dance in the Mandala of Tara In Woodstock, NY Fri Intro Evening open to all at KTD Monastary With the weekend workshop and offering across from the KTD Monastery November 10 to 12 Parvati  Leading Live music with Shivadam. Public offering  Sunday November 12 at 4:30 pm. Public  Offering Free with requested offering Spots still […]

A Precious Meeting in the Heart of Tara

September 10th the Maui Tara Dancers had the good fortune to present a sacred dance offering to the respected and beloved dharma teacher, Anam Thubten.  Eighteen dancers of all ages and experience offered the Tara Dhatu preliminary practices. Anam gave his loving attention and the simple offering was ecstatic. The Sacred Earth Temple is a beautiful […]

Dancing Tara for Dagmola on Maui

While on tour in Europe I received a message from my dear dharma friend and teacher, Dagmola Kushog. Some members of her family had made arrangements to spend some days on Maui and Dagmola wanted to know if the Tara Dancers would like her to give some teachings. I contacted the group and they were […]

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 […]