Shamatha Meditation, Tara Sadhana Practice, Pot Luck

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Join us for sitting meditation (shamatha or calm abiding), walking meditation, and Tara sadhana practice (what’s this? see below). You can come and go according to your schedule and interests. After practice, we’ll have a pot luck lunch and sangha meeting. All are welcome.



10 -11:30: Sitting and walking meditation
11:30-11:45 am: Break
11:45 am- 1:00 pm: Tara sadhana practice
1-2:30 pm: Potluck lunch and sangha meeting

What is Tara sadhana practice?

Tara sadhana practice is a beautiful and profound Vajrayana deity yoga liturgy with a long history in Tibetan Buddhism. Tara is not an external deity we worship, but a symbol of enlightened mind and heart that we use to move toward our true nature. The practice of Green Tara can help overcome fear and anxiety, enabling one to open up to one’s own heart of compassion. The practice consists of songs and prayers composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and associated visualization. It is easy, accessible, and helpful for new and experienced meditators.

Although this is a Vajrayana practice, this group practice is open to all. There are no prerequisites. It is a uniquely powerful opportunity to participate in this profound form of practice.

For questions about the practice, please e-mail Susan or Barbara.

These videos (part 1, part 2) provides a great introduction to Tara practice.

“Tara practice [and] deity practice is not about hope and fear, it is about enlightenment.  Not about pleasing someone out there, it is about freeing our mind.” — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

“Attaining enlightenment is not that difficult.  What we need to do is purify our mind. Through purifying our mind we purify our world, we purify our enjoyment and our activity. Through Tara Practice we can connect with the original true nature of our mind” — Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

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