Educational Programs

We Pass The Light As the Wisdom Is Passed, One to Another

Spiritual & Creative Director: Prema Dasara
Assistant Director TDEP International: Parvati Forrest Anee Burke
Assistant Director TDEP South America & International: Myri Dakini

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The Tara Dhatu Educational Program (TDEP) offers courses in meditation, dance, music and spiritual development dedicated to deepening one’s understanding of the practice of Tara.

Students can join TDEP to study for their own individual spiritual growth, or with the intention to become a teacher of  the Tara Dances.

The Tara Dhatu Educational Program (TDEP) has been developed to provide the support and guidance necessary to maintain the integrity of the Tara Practices as a vehicle of liberation. Because the practice is based in traditional Tibetan Buddhist mind training techniques, certain philosophical ideas, lifestyles and commitments are a part of these programs.

When we encounter something that uplifts us and inspires us, we have a natural desire to go deeper into that experience. We have developed these Educational Programs & Courses within Tara Dhatu to help satisfy those who have tasted the profound awakening and empowerment that is a product of the Tara Practice and want to become personally involved.


TDEP Courses:

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1. Student of Tara – Personal Study & Self Exploration

The Student of Tara Program is our Entry Level Course, a pre-requisite for all other TDEP Courses.

2. Student Teacher Program – Becoming a Teacher

This 4-level program is meant to develop and support students aspiring to facilitate Tara Circles in their community, introduce the dance to new communities, and offer the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara as a public performance.

3. Children’s Program – Spirituality in Youth

This playful & educational course has been developed to teach spirituality to children. Using some of the legends of Tibetan Buddhist practice, children are led into an exploration of the mind and how to work with their emotional impulses.

4. Tara Dance Music – Music Program

Anahata Iradah is responsible for shaping, composing, arranging and performing the music of the Tara Practices. Through this course, one learns the music available via workshops and in private tuition.

5. Men’s Program – Exploring the Divine Feminine in Men

Exploring the Divine Feminine aspect of our Being is key in creating balance in both women and men.  This course offers men the opportunity to explore the Realm of the Enlightened Feminine by engaging with our other male students & teachers.

6. Auxiliary Dance Programs

This course is designed for students interested in leading one or more of the other dances and practices developed within Tara Dhatu that are complementary to the Tara Dance practices such as The 8 Precious Offerings, Vajra Sattva, White Tara, etc.

7. Dances of Universal Peace

Anahata Iradah is a master teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace. We are pleased to include her trainings as part of our Educational Program.

8. Tara and the Tarot

These two mystery schools, the Western expression of ancient symbols called the Tarot, and an Eastern experience of Tantric practice working with 21 Emanations of the Goddess Tara, show distinct correspondences. This course is an exploration of their relationship.


Application Guidelines

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Explore Tara Circles Worldwide

One can also search & connect with local Tara Dance Circles without any formal commitment.

United States of America

South America



 Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha!

For more info or questions:

Parvati Forrest Anee Burke

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PO Box 63252

Phoenix, AZ 85082