Tara is Dancing in the Heart of Acadiana!


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. […]

Tara Mantra Accumulation Invitation Attunement

Phyllis Moses writes: One tried and true method of bring these practices deeper within so that we can always feel the joy and freedom of our True Nature dancing in our life is accumulating mantra. We simply repeat the mantra and count (generally on a mala of 108 beads, and there are also ‘counters’ that can […]

The Quest For a Crown Maker

Another Bali adventure with Mekare!! Balinese Crowns~  What a glorious site to behold! Most are made of intricately carved leather painted with real gold. Extraordinary and luscious.  For Tara, however, we cannot use leather, so I began the quest to find a crown maker who worked in metal. The search involved friends and family asking […]

The Miracle of the Masks

A Letter from Mekare about the Tara Mask Project How can words explain the mystery? That is always the question when attempting such a thing. And that is certainly true in the story of the making of a set of masks for the 21 Praises of Tara. What an incredible journey it has been. And […]

Offerings and the Invisible

Offerings connect us with the invisible. Every Balinese knows that in addition to our concrete reality perceptible to the senses, there is the invisible reality. Though hidden and secret it can be sensed. Tunggal, the unthinkable, the inconceivable, he who cannot be imagined is the supreme god of Indonesian Hinduism.  He is known to most […]


The following information was taken from a web page, “Exploring Taksu & Meditation – Mysterious Power and the Tools to Realize It” by Leonard Swanson I came across the concept of Taksu, a word without an adequate English translation. Some call it charisma, others call it spiritual power. There is no doubt as to the […]

A Rainbow of Colors ~ A Costume Adventure in Bali

Mekare shares another Tara adventure in Bali Such a creative kaleidoscope of mask, crown, and costume adventures!  I had met Oka, the mask maker within 48 hours of arriving in Bali.  The crown maker was found after weeks of searching. Even more weeks of searching were required to find a seamstress. Fortunately I had learned […]

Dancing Tara in Seattle Story

Dagmola Kushog, The revered Mother of the Sakya Clan, requested that the Tara Dance be performed once a year in the Sakya monastery in Seattle. Parvati Forrest Burke, Assistant Director of Tara Dhatu’s Student Teacher Program, fulfilled this year’s request. The weekend dance workshop was held at a private home. Parvati writes….. Our week-end began […]

Kauai, HI Annual Retreat 13-21 Aug 2016

~See Below for 2016 SPECIAL OFFER ~ 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. […]

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 […]

May 10 2015 Pabitra Relief Photo Report

Your donations in action! Thank you to all the donors who helped make this relief possible! Infinite gratitude to Pabitra and the Bright Nepal community who are working so hard to care for so many! Pabitra writes… “Yesterday I went to Chenay’s village to distribute the tents and some of food items like rice, beaten […]

May 8 2015 Pabitra Photo Report

Beauty and generosity in action! Thank you Pabitra Subba Yanghyang Lama for your efforts on behalf of all and to Anahata Iradah for keep us all informed about the activities there in Nepal…. The following photo report is taken from a Face Book post Anahata made on May 8 2015.   Meanwhile in the Himalayas, […]

Dance Tara on Maui w/ Prema – Kihei – Feb 3

In the Ecstatic Dance Of the Divine Feminine We Find the Treasure Of Awakening Join the Maui Tara Dancers Tuesday, Feb 3 – Full Moon 6:30 – 9 PM In Maui Meadows at Linda Gentiluomo’s beautiful home Dancing the Goddess Tara is uplifting, inspiring and empowering. It helps create the conditions for our personal awakening […]

Dancing the Divine Feminine in Brasilia, Brazil

Myri Dakini is the Central Coordinator of Tara Dhatu for South America. In the beginning of December 2011 she organized and offered two performances of sacred dance, featuring the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara. She writes: It has been ten years since I started  Tara’s Dancing Group in Brasilia. Through the years, each week I […]

Dancing Tara for the Dalai Lama

In 1993 Prema Dasara led a group of women to dance for His Holiness the Dalai Lama at a Teaching Conference in Tucson, AZ. Prema has been working on her second book, a group of stories about the wonderful teachers she has met and the adventures she has had teaching the Mandala Dance of Tara. […]

Annual Retreat of Tara Dancing The Divine Feminine Brasilia, Brazil April 28 to May 5 2012

Less than an hour outside of Brasilia, the retreat center rests on the highest point amidst the rolling hills.

Chimi, Bardor Tulku’s Daughter Connects

You never know what marvelous surprises Facebook has to offer. This letter speaks for itself Dear Prema, This is Chimi Lama, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche’s second daughter. I hope you remember me, I took part in the Tara Dance you lead at KTD so many years ago. I must have been six or seven , and […]

108 Hours of Peace

Every year at Lama Padma Sampten’s Dharma Center in Viamao, Rio Grande de Sul in the far south of Brazil, there is an inter-religious and inter-ethnic festival called “The 108 Hours of Peace.” It is held at the Temple of the Middle Path and a group of Tara Dancers were invited to open the activities […]

Tara Invited to Dance in KTD, Woodstock

Marie Giguere, new to the Tara Dhatu Student Teacher Program will be initiating her first dance meeting at KTD in preparation for a workshop and offering……. Rinpoche gave his permission and blessing last week to hold a Tara Dance weekend workshop and offering in the Karma Triyana Dharma Shrine Room. We are considering the month […]

Introducing the Tara Dance at ARE in Virginian Beach, VA

Jacquelyn Lhamo is a Level 2 Tara Dance Facilitator who resides in Northern California. She travels a great deal and wherever she goes she likes to introduce new friends to Tara’s Mandala Dances. A frequent presenter at Edgar Cayce’s foundation ARE in Virginia Beach, she offered an introductory evening at the center……from her report…… We […]

Vision of Tara – Dancing in Seattle

Parvati Forrest Burke  lead the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara at the Sakya Monastary in Seattle Washington  October 22. One of the participants, Marsha Emrick, wrote this beautiful testimony. Thank you for teaching me and your great kindness. I find that I am still crying every time I think of my experience […]

Tara is Dancing in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Magic of the Tara Dance By Nita-Rose Nita-Rose Augsbach is a Licensed Massage Therapist living in the general vicinity of Cincinnati, Ohio. She contacted the Tara Dance through a magical series of events. Her Mother was a revered teacher of the dharma and one of her main practices was Tara. Living in South Africa […]

Dancing Tara for the Sun Goddess

Felicity Dancing Tara for the Sun Goddess in Ise, Japan by Felicity Oswell To see a photo essay on this event click here

Dancing Tara in North Carolina for Earth Day

Mekare Fiske is a 3rd Level TaraDhatu Teacher who lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has been dancing Tara for many years and was invited to lead a Tara Dance Offering for Earth Day.