Program Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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.

If you want a more personal relationship with the material you can work directly with Prema or one of the senior teachers in developing your own course of study and practice. You can become a “Student of Tara.”

Anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of Tara and the mind training practices that are the philosophical basis of the dance may join as a student with no obligation to pursue the path as a teacher.

Everyone who wants to study the Tara Dance Practices as an individual practitioner or as an aspiring teacher enters through this door.  One may also choose to join any of the additional programs within the TDEP which are described below.   The curriculum of this program is based on the methods of spiritual practice that uphold the dance and are the foundations of the practice. For More Information Click Here

2. Student Teacher Program – Becoming a Tara Dance 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. For More Information Click Here

3. Children’s Program – Spirituality in Youth

Prema has developed a program for children that is playful and educational. Teaching spirituality to children requires specialized skills. 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. For More Information Click Here

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 is tailored to work with the unique perspective of men engaged in the practices, and offers 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. She is a senior mentor in the organization that supports this practice and we are please to include her trainings as part of our Educational Programs.

Anahata Iradah can be invited to travel to your community to share the dances. She is also available for teacher training. For information about her workshops and trainings contact her.

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. In Prema’s exploration she works with this information in a unique fashion.

Maria Ache, a Senior Mentor in the Tara Dhatu tradition, has created dances that illustrate the mysteries of the Major Arcana, and Prema has developed meditations that work with the correspondences.


For information about joining

any of the programs & courses:

Application Guidelines

Or contact:

Parvati Forrest Anee Burke

(602) 412-7386

PO Box 63252

Phoenix, AZ 85082

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha!