March 7, 2020
Green Tara is a wonderful Yidam practice to do that helps eliminates fears and obstacles (i.e. fears within your mind) from one’s life. Tara is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a promise in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in the form of a female for the benefit of all beings. She especially protects all sentient beings from the eight great fears.
Sadhana practice is extremely beneficial and helps us overcome mental, physical, and spiritual obstacles. Through a sadhana we are replacing the old patterns and thoughts that we have with new ones. The practitioner is encouraged to see all beings and environments, to hear all sounds, and to experience all thoughts as divine and pure. It is through these practices that we work to attain spiritual realization. The sadhana practice involves chanting the tantric liturgy, meditation, and chanting of mantras.
During this retreat, Lama Matthew Palden Gocha will give teachings on Green Tara along with discussion on Yidam sadhana practice. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners wanting to deepen their experience of the Green Tara sadhana.
This retreat is open to all.
Fee: $30 suggested donation
8 am – Kum Nye Yoga
9 am – Teaching and Meditation
12 pm – Lunch
2 pm – Teaching and Meditation
5 pm – Tea Break
5:30 pm – Teaching and Meditation
7:00 pm – Twenty One Tara Puja and Dedication