Join us for a rotating schedule of practices led by experienced Dharma practitioners.
Green Tara (2nd Monday of the month)
Tara is a completely enlightened buddha who had previously promised to appear, after enlightenment, in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings. Her primary activity is to protect from the eight fears. Tara or simply Drol-ma in Tibetan, goddess of protection and compassion, is one of the widest worshiped deities in Tibet. Tara represents the miraculous activities of all buddhas. In myth she is born from Chenrezig’s tears of compassion. There are innumerable manifestations of Tara arising according to sentient beings’ needs, such as the dynamic Green Tara who quickly overcomes obstacles and saves beings in dangerous situations.
From Short Practice of Green Tara by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Thubten Yeshe
Each session includes some quiet stabilizing meditation and then a simple deity practice (sadhana) with basic prayers and mantra recitation.
When we say “deity” we are referring to enlightened beings, i.e., buddhas. By doing these sadhanas, we activity the qualities of these enlightened beings within ourselves.
Bring a mala (rosary) if you have one to help keep count of mantras. We have beautiful malas for sale at our bookstore. Practice leader will give instructions on this part of practice.
Open to all.
|Date(s):||Monday, 6pm to 6:45pm|
|Times:||6:00 pm - 6:45 pm|
|Type of event:||meditation|
|Number of sessions:||on-going|
|Participation:||open to all|
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