Saturday, May 11
Hybrid | Tiered Pricing
Come celebrate women in Buddhism by immersing yourself in Mother Tara on this Mothers’ Day weekend.
Tara, the female buddha of compassion, is called the “Savioress” because she is known for saving beings from the ocean of samsara (suffering). Her name also means “star” as she is as infinite as the stars in the sky. Ultimately, she represents the essential nature of your own mind, your buddha-nature, and in this way, she can manifest in each and every one of us in a myriad of different ways. The twenty-one aspects of Tara appear in the 11th century tantric text called the Twenty-One Praises to Tara, a devotional hymn popular in Tibetan Buddhism, from which Chandra’s book, Embodying Tara, draws its teachings and practices.
In this workshop, Chandra will speak about her book, guide a Tara embodiment meditation, and share stories of real life women who embody their qualities. Nina will chant some of the 21 Tara melodies from their project www.21tarascollective.org with musical accompaniment.
You will have the opportunity to get your Embodying Tara book at the bookstore and have it signed. You will also receive a free CD of Nina’s ‘Anubhav’ album.