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


Oct 4-7 2018 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 4th 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 7 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



Phoenix Area Tara Sangha Annual Retreat

We are still deciding when to do this retreat but are speculating Sept 2018.

If you are interested please let Parvati know

and you will be added to the information mailing list.


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 this workshop 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 weekend is 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

Friday Evening – Introduction to Tara Evening

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

Saturday – 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

Sunday 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
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.

November 1-7, 2018

Tara Dance Offering

at the

Parliament of World Religions

An Offering For Unity On Planer Earth

Information/Registration contact- Parvati

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

In 2015 Parvati had the honor and joy of leading the Tara Mantra dance as part of the Dances of Universal Peace sessions at the Parliament of World Religions and it was a truly ecstatic and powerful experience.

This gathering of thousands of hearts and hands from all around the world and all world traditions with a commitment to global unity, healing, transformation, education is a unique and important conference of many of the world’s leading activists for social justice, the environment, humanitarian work, and spiritual leaders and community members.

Parvati along with Johanna Leseho, Phyllis Danu, and Amina Kruck and along with the skilled musician Shivadam have submitted applications to lead Tara at the 2018 Parliament.  We would very much like to offer the Tara dance there and, if possible, a full Mandala offering.

We were thrilled to learn that His Holiness The 17th Karmapa will be one of the keynote speakers and this news only reinforces our enthusiasm about participating and offering the Tara dance there.

Please join us.

We have no doubt that participating in this global symposium will be a profoundly inspiring and nourishing experience.

To learn more about the event and register you can visit the Parliament of World Religions’s website: .

If you are going to attend and would like to dance Tara with us please let Parvati know so we can include you in our planning sessions.

If we are given an opportunity to offer a full Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara then we will set up a time for the group to practice in advance or parallel, according to the group’s availability.

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

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha