Parvati Burke’s Schedule

Parvati Forrest Burke

is an Assistant Director of the Tara Dhatu International Student Teacher Program and the Central Coordinator for Tara Dhatu globally, outside of South America.

She has worked closely with Prema for many years, traveled the world dancing Tara, and has a deep and profound connection to the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara, leading dancers with a depth of heart and insight that supports them so that they may dive deeply into the heart of Tara’s Pureland.

She is available to lead Tara Dance workshop/performances.

If you are interested in having a workshop in your area please contact her to inquire. Click here to e-mail Parvati     (602) 412-7386

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Oct 19-22 2017 Seattle, WA

Empowerment with H.E. Dagmola Sakya
Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara Retreat

& Public Offering with Parvati

Green Tara Initiation at the Sakya Temple with H.E.Dagmola Sakya

Thurs Oct 19th 7 PM (Sakya Shrine Room)

Introductory Tara Movement & Meditation Evening at Sakya Monastery

Fri Oct 20th 7-9 PM (suggested donation $15)

Weekend Tara Mandala Retreat

Cost is $108-150 (scholarships available upon request). Tuition includes sari rental and text.

Day 1-Introductory Movement and Meditation of Tara* 7-9 PM

*(included in the cost of the retreat but also open to all)

Day 2- Saturday noon-6 PM

(Taoist Institute, 225 N 70th St, Seattle, 98103)

Day 3- Sunday

10-noon (Spectrum Dance Theater, Seattle)

2-8 PM (Sakya Monastery Seattle)

The Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara Public Offering*

*All are welcome Sun Oct 22 6:30-8 PM at Sakya Monastery, (Suggested donation $10)

In this workshop the dancers are led into a mandala of dance, instructed in the subtlety of sacred movement and mudra. They learn experientially the philosophy, meditations, and visualizations of the traditional Tantric Buddhist practice. At the end of the workshop the dancers are adorned with the silk and jewel costumes provided and dance for the community in an offering ritual.

Contact Gail for Registration and Information
425-214-3392 gailf@johnlscott.com

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Phoenix Area Tara Sangha Annual Retreat

Friday Evening Nov 3rd – Sun Nov 5th Late Afternoon*

(*See below for the full Phoenix retreat schedule and requested donation details*)

&

Woodstock, NY Friday Evening Nov 10th- Sunday Nov 12th Evening

+Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara Retreat & Public Offering +

(+See below for the full Woodstock retreat schedule and requested donation details+)

We will circle to dance, sing, pray, and play

~~Join Us As We Play, Meditate, Dance, Sing, Pray, Reflect, And Dive Deeply Into Bliss~~

Take a weekend and immerse in the nourishing practice of Mother Tara in a circle of loving hearts.

We circle to celebrate.

We circle to connect with one another, with ourselves, and with all beings.

We circle to pray for the well being of all.

May all beings be well and at peace.

In these workshops the dancers are led into a mandala of dance, instructed in the subtlety of sacred movement and mudra. They learn experiential the philosophy, meditations, and visualizations of the traditional Tantric Buddhist practices of the 21 Praises of Tara.

The weekends are designed to facilitate an opportunity to dive deeply into the practices while remaining spacious and with a focus on nourishment for weary body, hearts, and souls in a world so full of intensity.

*Phoenix Retreat Information*

Information/Registration contact parvati@taradancing.com

Friday Evening Nov 3rd – Introduction to Tara Evening

6-7:30 PM optional shared vegetarian meal
7:30-9 dances and meditation

Sat Nov 4th – Mandala work and community time

8:30-9:30 AM (Optional Eight Precious Offerings and Mantra with Carey)
10-1 Entering into the Mandala through the 5 Wisdom Dakinis and other practices
1-3 Vegetarian Tara High Tea/lunch
3-6 Exploring the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara
6-7 Vegetarian Dinner
7-9 Dharma Movie and Ice Cream/Pie Birthday party for Parvati

Sun Nov 5th Deepening in the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara

10AM-1 PM Deepening in the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara
1-3 Vegetarian Lunch
3-5 Mandala Offering and Dedication of Merit
Information/Registration:
The Phoenix Area Tara Sangha requests a donation of $21-$150 according to ability to pay and desire to support the event.
Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds, scholarships available.

+Woodstock, NY Retreat Information+

An Offering For Mother Earth

Information/Registration contact- Hope Jinishian

The details for this event are still coming into to full form.

We will gather on Friday evening for an Introductory evening of meditation and sacred movement open to all.

Those who wish to continue the journey for the full weekend will reconvene on Sat and Sun for two full days of sacred explorations and magic as the group builds a sacred Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara. The dancers will embody the divine qualities of Mother Tara as a blessing of empowerment for the dancers, Mother Earth and all beings. The retreat will culminate with a Public Dance Offering where all will be invited to join the dancers who will be adorned in silk saries and crowns. Those who are there to receive the ritual offering of the Mandala Dance will then be invited to participate in some Dances of Universal Peace lead by Shivadam.

Tara is Wisdom, Compassion, and Empowerment and so are you! Join us as we sing, dance, pray, and play.

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha