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Green Tara is a beloved meditation deity in the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism. She symbolizes the compassion and action of all the Buddhas, and is able to swiftly liberate us from fears. She is usually depicted in traditional art with her right leg bent, ready to jump up to help all sentient beings. She has a loving expression on her face as she is regarded as the mother of all the Buddhas.

Tara means ‘Star’ in Sanskrit. Her Tibetan name, Drolma, means “rescuer”. She is able to guide or rescue beings from the eight outer fears i.e the fears of lions, elephants, fire, snakes, thieves, water, bondage, and evil spirits, and from the eight inner fears i.e the fears of pride, ignorance, anger, jealousy, wrong views, attachment, miserliness, and deluded doubts.

Chöje Akong Rinpoche, the founder of Tara Rokpa centre, requested that Green Tara Prayers be done at TRC daily. With that in mind, we will be dedicating this weekend to Tara study, reflection and practice. We’ll listen to various teachings on Tara, go through the text together, look at the short versions of the puja, learn the mudras and the use of the bell and dorje, investigate the symbolism, draw the manyra and deity to aid in our visualization and do several sessions of practice each day.

This weekend is aimed at all practitioners wanting to deepen their understanding of Green Tara deity meditation and do in-depth practice.

The retreat will be guided by senior students.

Cost: R1200 per person for a twin shared room. Includes accommodation and meals from Friday supper to lunch on Sunday. If you would like a single room or en suite room additional accommodation costs apply.

Please do not let a lack of finances prevent you from attending – contact us for a work exchange.

To book, click here.

A 50% deposit will secure your place.