Green Tara Practice Instructions - with Lama Zangmo
WhoTeacher: Lama Gelongma Zangmo
This is a day of instructions in the practice and text of Green Tara. If understood properly, Green Tara practice helps us overcome inner and outer obstacles, and especially the obstacles of our own fears and self-doubt.
Tara is called the Mother of all the Buddhas, as she represents the wisdom that gives birth to enlightenment, the ultimate realisation of a Buddha. In the tales associated with Tara it is said that Green Tara and White Tara sprang from two tears on Chenrezig’s face, to help the bodhisattva of infinite compassion in his task of liberating all sentient beings from suffering. Thus when our practice of compassion can be coupled and sustained with that of swift, fearless and wise activity, it can produce powerful results.
During this day of instructions, Lama Zangmo will explain the visualisations and mudras that accompany the practice
In order to receive these instructions participants should have formally taken Refuge or be intending to do so. Taking Refuge means formally becoming a Buddhist by taking Refuge in the three jewels (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha.) If you are unsure whether you wish to take Refuge, it would be better that you don't join this course just now. You are welcome to attend the more general courses on Buddhism and meditation.
Please bring the Green Tara sadhana text (available from the KSDL shop).
From January 2015 all our Dharma and meditation courses will be offered without a suggested course fee.
In the Buddhist tradition one practices generosity, or Dana, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. This generosity is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is an offering given freely from the heart in appreciation of the Dharma.
Please read Lama Zangmo's letter for further information.