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



Mainland Retreat

Santa Cruz Mountains in California

March 28 – April 2 2017

Dancing Tara Retreat

Meet the Masks

The dances of Tara are a profound method of empowerment, protection, and awakening. When the forces of darkness threaten, we must unite and cultivate the inner light to bring healing to our world. Dive into the heart of these powerful practices with Prema, Myri, and Parvati.

Special Opportunity: At this retreat there will also be a very special opportunity to work with Mekare Fiske. She brings the recently completed 22 masks of our Beloved Dancing Taras and will initiate interested dancers into the mystery of dancing with a mask.

Space is very limited so please reserve you place early.  Click Here to Read More


Kauai Retreat 2017

Join us 12-20 August 2017

Kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Jagged peaks

covered with brilliant green rain forest dive into the brilliant blue Pacific Ocean.

Haena is a remote area on the North Shore. Here nestled in the neighborhood, right on a golden sand beach is the our home for the week, the YMCA Camp Naue.

During this eight day retreat Prema Dasara, Parvati, 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.

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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

Thursday Green Tara Initiation at the Sakya Temple with H.E.Dagmola Sakya (suggested donation $30; $25 members)

Introductory Tara Movement and Meditation Evening at Sakya Monastery (suggested donation $10)

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

Day 1-Introductory Movement and Meditation of Tara (see above for details; included in the cost of the retreat)

Day 2- Saturday noon-8 PM

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

Day 3- Sunday  1:-30-8 PM Sakya Monastery

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

All are welcome 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

Sakya Monastery   |  108 NW 83rd Street, Seattle, WA 98117   |


3rd-5th Nov 2017

Phoenix Area Tara Sangha Annual Retreat

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

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

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

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Phoenix Area Tara Sangha Monthly Meetings

Every 3rd Sunday from 3:30-5PM

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For information via e-mail: Parvati