October 29, 2022 1:00pm

Exploring Our Goodness: Green Tara and the 6 Perfections

Christian Howard | Michael Lobsang Tenpa




Saturday, October 29, 2022
1–3pm ET
$20 General Admission; $30 Benefactor | Online via Zoom

In this 2-hour joint session, co-teachers Christian Howard and Michael Lobsang Tenpa will explore the various ways to express our radiant nature by means of the 6 perfections (also known as “far-reaching practices”, or paramitas in Sanskrit) of a bodhisattva. In addition to practicing the perfections directly, we can strengthen them by means of imaginative deity practice, in this case exemplified by Green Tara meditation—one of the beloved methods in the Indo-Tibetan tradition.

As Tara practitioners and teachers of engaged secular ethics, Christian and Lobsang will provide opportunities to meditate, do self-reflection, and expand our trust in our own ability to skillfully bring change to the world. Participants will receive access to a recording of the session for review purposes only.

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General admission, Benefactor

Exploring Our Goodness: Green Tara and the 6 Perfections with Christian Howard and Lobsang Tenpa

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 01:00 PM


Teacher Bios

Christian Howard

Christian Howard is US-based meditation teacher, narrative designer and cultural strategist focused on building equitable futures for individuals, communities, and organizations. Over the years, he taught contemplative practice and secular ethics in the US, Europe, Japan and other regions, and worked with such training modalities as Cultivating Emotional Balance, Creating Compassionate Identities (of which he is a co-author) and Mindfulness-Based Mind Training. A socially-engaged Buddhist teacher, Christian integrates his study and practice in Tibetan Buddhist tradition (primarily Gelug and Nyingma lineages) into his work.


Michael Lobsang Tenpa

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 Buddhist monastic before switching to the path of a lay teacher/practitioner. 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.”