Tara is said to have been born from a tear shed by Avalokiteshvara, the Lord of Compassion. Known as the wish-fulfilling goddess, she is swift to answer prayers and offers true refuge to all sentient beings. She has vowed to remain in this world until all suffering has ended.
In her Green Aspect she represents Enlightened Activity.
The Buddha Green Tara of Wisdom and Compassion contains within her these 21 Qualities:
Swift Protection~Creative Wisdom~Impeccable Virtue~All Victorious~Sublime Intelligence~Worthy of Honor~Invincible Courage~Destroys Negativity~True Refuge~Joy & Laughter~Distributor of Wealth~Auspicious Beauty~Irrestible Truth~Ferocious Compassion~Serene Peace~Destroyer of Attachment~Bliss & Joy~Transformer of Poison~Remover of Sorrow~Radiant Health~Complete Enlightenment
The Text comes from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist meditation on the Buddha Tara.
30 years ago Prema Dasara, with the encouragement of her teacher Lama Sonan Tenzin, drew on her extensive dance experience to create simple, yet profound, movements. Anahata Iradah provides the music.
Each dancer is born from the spiral Mandala embodying the essence of the Praise. This process connects the participant to their own enlightened potential. The benefits of this transformation are then dedicated outward to all beings.
Women, men, and teens are welcome.
No experience with dance or Buddhism necessary.
A Donation of $10-$15 requested. No one turned away.
There are many other Circles meeting in the Bay Area. For a complete calendar, please visit our group at www.Meetup.com/DancingtheGoddessTaraintheSanFranciscoBayArea
You can find more information and a list of events around the world at the website of our parent organization www.Taradhatu.org.