21 Praises to Tara: Exploring the Facets of our Buddha Nature with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

April 10, 2024 6:00pm

21 Praises to Tara: Exploring the Facets of our Buddha Nature with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

Michael Lobsang Tenpa

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Wednesday, April 10

6-9pm ET

Donation Based | Online via Zoom

The ā€œPraise to Tara with Twenty-One Verses of Homageā€ is a tantric text popular in the Indo-Tibetan tradition of Buddhism. Many lay and monastic practitioners know this text by heart and recite it as a prayer for protection and success; however, it also has deeper dimensions associated with all the levels of the Buddhist path.

In this introductory session with Buddhist translator Michael Lobsang Tenpa, we will look at the interplay between the ā€œTwenty-One Praisesā€ and Buddha-nature theory, especially as interpreted by the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions. In this approach, every verse can be said to describe different facets of our deepest nature, and each repetition of the praise can bring us closer to manifesting the associated qualities in our daily life. We will go through each verse, discussing their literal meaning; meditate on Green Tara; and discuss different ways to chant the praise.

If you are interested in Tara practice, Buddhist chanting techniques, or Buddha-nature theory, this session will most likely be a source of inspiration.

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Title:
21 Praises to Tara: Exploring the Facets of our Buddha Nature with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

Time:
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024 06:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

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Michael Lobsang Tenpa (he/they) is a Tibetan Buddhist translator, meditation instructor, Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teacher and student of EcoDharma. Born in Siberia, he earned BA and MA degrees in South Asian studies, worked in social media and eventually received ordination in Nepal, spending nine years as a Tibetan BuddhistĀ monastic before switching to the path of a lay teacher/practitioner.Ā In addition to years of Buddhist studies and translator work, he also trained as a secular ethics and mindfulness instructor in the Netherlands, the UK and the US. To learn more, visit https://lobsangtenpa.com. “My passion in this work is helping people find a deep yet accessible level of contemplative practice that comes out of the profound Buddhist methods & helps them establish a meaningful and deeply satisfying lifestyle imbued with a sense of compassionate responsibility.”

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