News From the World of Tara Dhatu Dance

Drolma (Tara) Yuldhog Puja Offered for All on June 2nd in Kathmandu

Andrea Abinanti lives on Manjushri Hill in Swayumbhu, Kathmandu. She is one of our senior Tara Dhatu teachers. She invites us to engage with the various traditioinal pujas she sponsors…

Tara is Dancing in Pacifica, California

Pia Hagan, one of Tara Dhatu’s Senior Teachers, organized a small mandala at Shell Dance, the Pacifica home, art studio and orchid business of Nancy Victoria. Pia writes: We were…

School’s Opening Late June: A Bright Nepal Report

School’s Opening Late JuneThe new school year usually opens (mid- April).  Because of the pandemic many of them were sent back to their villages without internet access.There are plans to go…

Karma Lekshe Tsomo Kicks-Off White Tara Mini-Monlam

Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Tradition, activist and scholar, and Founder of the Jamyang Foundation and Sakyadhita Internatonal  gave an inspiring talk on Zoom by invitation of Tara Dhatu. It was…

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche Passed Away

We just received news that Bardor Tulku Rinpoche passed away after a prolonged illness. We send our condolences to his wife, daughters, and the many students that were privileged to…

A Thank You Gift for Frontline Covid Workers in Brazil

Things in Brazil are really desperate due to the Pandemic. Our focus on White Tara this month is especially poignant for our Brazilian sangha.  When Myri decided to offer the…

Kathmandu New Year 2021 Offerings – Part 2

After our offerings at the Swayambhu Stupa we returned to the monastery to  finish the Lhapsang puja…  I was given a special wand to invoke the deities and send positive…

Kathmandu New Year 2021 Offerings – Part 1

Every year we invite our members to send donations to Andrea Abinanti to make offerings at the Swayumbu stupa, Manjushri Hill and the local monastery.  Andrea writes…. May all who…

2020 Christmas Puja & Prayer Report

Andrea Abinanti is a long time friend of Prema’s and a senior teacher of the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara. Each year Tara Dhatu invites friends to…

Tara Dancer Renee Thibodeaux’s Daughter, Nita Perez, First Inspiring Single Recording!

Renee Thibodeaux and her daughter Nita Perez, of Baton Rouge, LA, have been studing with Prema since Nita was 6 years old. Now, a young lady of 13 she has…

Yangdrup, Wealth Vase Puja Nov. 22nd-27th, 2020

This year’s annual Yangdrup/Wealth Vase Puja was performed at Thuckche Choling Monastery, November 22nd-27th. Dzambhala, the Tibetan name for the God of Wealth, grants financial stability and prosperity…he is also a Bodhisattva of…

Tara is Dancing in Cincinnati

Nita-Rose has been leading a Tara Dance circle in Cincinnati for some years. Considering the pandemic she has not lead any meetings for months. This October she decided to see…

Tara Dhatu Featured on Tricycle Site

Karen Greenspan is a New York City based dance journalist. She reports on global dance traditions and contemporary dance and is a frequent contributor to Natural History Magazine and Ballet Review among other publications.…
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Dancing Tara in Olympia

Kim Abbey holds a Tara Dhatu circle in Olympia, Washington. She writes… Here’s a photo of the Nalanda Institute in Olympia where we have ‘circled up’ for two years now.…

Annual Tara Retreat Golden Bay, NZ

Catherine Walker has been offering a Mandala of Tara retreat at the Shambhala Center in Golden Bay, the far north of the South Island of Aotearoa, (New Zealand) for five…

Spontaneous Dance of Tara’s Qualities in the Ozarks

Adrianne LaBry Smith is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu teacher, living in Lafayette, Louisiana and on her family retreat land next to the Katog Rit’hröd Mountain Retreat Center in the…

Tara Danced at KCC Portland

Phyllis Moses is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu teacher.  She has supported the Tara Dance since it’s inception on Maui 32 years ago. Now residing in Oregon she has been offering…

Tara, Dancing in Phoenix, Vermont, Guarapari and Maui

It was a powerful approach to the full moon, November 8-10. We had three mandalas turning that weekend, one in Phoenix, one in Vermont and one in Guarapari in Brazil.…

Tara Dances In Virginia Beach

November 2019 Jacquelyn Sendak-Zavaleta and her husband Rigdzen returned to Virginia Beach to share dances of Tara with a group that has been gathering there. She writes…. Despite the cold and rainy…

Felicity is Dancing Tara in Japan

Felicity Oswell is resident in Sydney, Australia and has been leading a circle of Tara Dancing there for 22 years. She has lived in Japan and has worked as a…

Nritya Mandala Mahavihara Celebrates 10 Years

Nritya Mandala Mahavihara is an authentic Newar Nepali temple in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Prajwal, the resident priest, is the son of Ratna Kaji, who introduced Prema to the…

Dancing Tara in Virginia Beach

July 2019 Jacquelyn Sendak-Zavaleta and her husband Rigdzen returned to Virginia Beach to share dances of Tara with a group that has been gathering there. She writes…. Despite temperatures of…

Tara is Dancing in Woodstock

Amber Roniger recently joined our Tara Dhatu Educational Program as a Level 1 facilitator. Inspired by the activity generated by Hope Jinishian’s efforts to introduce the dance at Karma Triyana…

Tara Danced at the Sakyadhita Conference In the Blue Mountains Australia

Felicity Oswell is one of Tara Dhatu’s most senior teachers. Her residence is in Sydney, Australia where she has worked with a group of dancers for more than 20 years.…

Dancing Tara at the Portland Buddhist Festival

Phyllis Moses is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu teacher.  She has supported the Tara Dance since it’s inception on Maui 32 years ago. Now residing in Oregon she has been offering Tara…

Dancing Tara for Women with Disabilities

Amina has worked with disability most of her life. She has often represented the differently abled, advocating for their rights and place in society. Several years ago she became a…

Tara Is Dancing In The Encyclopedia Of Women In World Religions!

Several years ago Phyllis Moses was asked to write a lengthy article about Taradhatu. When Barbara Patton, a TDEP Facilitator of Pacifica, California noticed it, she mentioned that her sister,…

Charging the Wealth Vase

For some years our good friend Andrea Abinanti, who lives on Manjushri Hill, Swayambu, Kathmandu, Nepal, has kept a Wealth Vase for Tara Dhatu. Every year a Puja is performed…

Prayers for Our Dear Elizabeth Breck

Elizabeth Breck dancing Tara of Irresistible Truth Teresa Tara Noor is a long time Tara dancer and leader who lives in Tucson and has shared leadership with Elizabeth Breck in…

Tara Dances at the Parliament Of World Religions

Parvati led a group of Tara Dancers in presenting a Tara Dance workshop at the Parliament Of World Religions in Toronto, Canada this November. She writes… The Promise Of Inclusion…

Tara Dances in Chile

The Flowering Of Divine Mother Tara In the Andean Lands Myri Dakini has been cultivating a group of young women in Chile for several years. This November she offered a…

Tara Retreat at Shambhala, Golden Bay, Aotearoa

Catherine Walker has been a devoted Tara Dance teacher for many years. She has kept the dance alive in the Nelson area of the South Island of New Zealand and…

Giving Tues 2018

Your support makes it possible for us to spin the wheels of of light and inspiration all over this beautiful blue green ball of earth and share the tools in…

Tara’s Masks Dance the Mandala in Caxias

For many years I have had the impulse to create masks of Tara for the dancers, and this aspiration has gone through several incarnations. One Retreat on Kauai the dancers created…

Congratulations – Two Tara Babies Born

At the monlam this year we were treated to two of our lovely dancers pregnant, and only a few days apart in their anticipation of birth. Dani and Jocelyn delighted…

Tara is Dancing in Guarapari

A few days after Myri Dakini arrived at her home in Brasilia, after traveling more than 24 hours  from Portland, Oregon, she headed out to the North East of Brazil. She was invited…

Dancing Tara at the Sakya Monastery in Seattle

Seattle was one of the first cities outside of Hawaii that the Tara Dance was offered. In the audience was Dagmola Kushog, the first Tibetan woman who ever witnessed the…

Tara Dances in Virginia

Jacquelyn Sendak Zavaleta has been sharing the Tara Dances in Virginia for several years,accompanied by her Tara Protector husband, Rigdzin Zavaleta. She writes… Rigdzin and I had two welcome dinners organized…

Tara Dances in Portland

Myri Dakini is Prema’s personal assistant, Assistant Director of Tara Dhatu’s Educational Programs and the Director, President and main mentor of Tara Dhatu South America. This October she headed to…

Tara Dances at KTD Woodstock, New York

Hope is dedicated to the dances of Tara Dhatu and has organized workshops for Prema, Parvati and other senior teachers. Hope Jinishian works in the bookstore at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra,…

Gutsy Women – Prema & Myri on FM Radio

Our dear friend and Tara dancer, Amorah St. John, has a radio program called “Gutsy Women” on Maui public radio, KAKU. She has been interviewing the fun and fabulous women…

Tara Dances in Phoenix – A Profound Weekend Retreat

The Phoenix Tara Circle has been turning for many years under the guidance of Senior Mentor and Teacher, Parvati. Each year they host a weekend Tara Dance retreat. This year’s retreat,…

Dancing Tara in New Zealand: A Magical Mystery Mandala Tour

Adrianne LaBry Smith is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu teacher. She met Clare Woodham at the Monlam in Brazil and these two lovely Taras cooked up a teaching tour for…

Phyllis Reports on Monlam in Northwest Dharma Web News

Phyllis Moses is one of our precious Level 3 Tara Dhatu teachers, living in Vancouver, Washington. She has been our representative in the Northwest Dharma Association for several years It…

Dancing Tara at the Women in Buddhism Conference in Seattle

Kim Abbey is a relatively new Tara Dance facilitator but a long time Tara Dancer. It is wonderful to see her spread her wings and share the dances. She has…

Dancing Tara at the Sakya Monastery in Seattle

Seattle was one of the first cities outside of Hawaii that the Tara Dance was offered. In the audience was Dagmola Kushog, the first Tibetan woman who ever witnessed the…

Post-Monlam Brasilia Tour & Prayers

Sherry Harris from Kauai, Hawaii traveled to Brasilia, Brazil to participate in the Festival of Peace, Festival of Prayer, Tara Dance Monlam. She shared a bit about Monday’s Post-Monlam Tour….…

Post Monlam Visit to Chapada Imperial

Our last official day together in Brazil Prema and Myri put together a very special grand finale.  An hour bus drive out of Brasilia, down windy dirt roads through the bush,…

Read More: Monlam Day 2, May 24, 2018

Glad you are with us today! Prajwal continued teaching his morning class, which was deeply appreciated. Dressed in white, we opened the morning with our preliminary practices—Beloved Tara, Refuge and…

Read More: Day 1 Monlam May 23, 2018

Greetings from Paradise on Earth. After years of aspirations, devoted work and planning, today the Monlam begins! Om Tare! Guided by Lama Sonam from the dharma center in Brasilia, we…

Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 3 May 22, 2018

The excitement is building—the Monlam starts tomorrow! Today is a day of practice and preparation centered around the Mandala of masked dancers. As we described yesterday, the practice of mask…

Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 2 May 21, 2018

Welcome to Pre-Monlam Day 2! We hope you feel connected to us here at the Paradise on Earth Retreat Center in Brazil–we are so happy to be able to share…

Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 3 (Tuesday) May 22, 2018

Premliminaries Dukkar–Portuguese an English Setting up the mandalas: 3 groups two that would have masks–amazing job as usual of honoring everyone’s request–got through three mandalas turning simultaneously. My own experience…

Read More: Pre-Monlam Day 1 May 20, 2018

Sunny skies and cool temperatures welcomed us to Day 1 Pre-Monlam.  After generating our Motivation and dancing refuge and bodhicitta through Shantideva, Myri Dakini taught us the practice of Dukkar,…

READ MORE: Arriving at Paraiso Na Terra May 19 2018

We are so happy to be connecting with all of you from beautiful Paradise on Earth retreat center in Brazil! May our prayers for the world unite as one voice!…

Live From The Tara Peace & Prayer Monlam Festival in Brazil

Read More: Conclusion of Monlam, May 27, 2018 Read More: Monlam Day 4, May 26, 2018 Read More: Monlam Day 3, May 25, 2018 Read More: Monlam Day 2, May…

Read More: Monlam Day 3, May 25, 2018

Our last day at the retreat center before leaving for our next location in the city of Brasilia… At our inspiring morning practice, Prema gave us a teaching on working…

Read More: Monlam Day 4, May 26, 2018

Greetings from Brasilia–so glad you have connected with us today! Our morning was left open so we could enjoy a local fair, and I hear that the artisanal offerings there…

Read More: Conclusion of Monlam, May 27, 2018

So happy to be connecting with all of you one last time and to have the opportunity to share the exciting conclusion of the Monlam! Dressed in white for our…

Tara is Dancing in the Heart of Acadiana!

Adrianne LaBry Smith is a Tara Dhatu Level 3 Teacher. In 2005 she was inspired to join the Tara Dhatu Educational Program after participating in a Tara Mandala Weekend led…

Tara is Dancing in Virginia

By Rev. Jacquelyn Sendak Zavaleta Having shared the Introduction to Tara and the Dharma dances of Tara Dhatu in Virginia Beach for many years, we had a solid group of…

Dancing Tara with Prema and Myri in Europe

Almost a year ago I was asked, if I could go anywhere before I died where would I go. Bubbling up from my far distant childhood I realized, I would like…

Tara is Dancing in the Bay Area, California

Floods, Hurricanes and Fires Oh My!!! Pia Hagan is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu Teacher in the Bay Area of  California. Many of you remember Pia as one of our most excellent…

Myri On Tour, Dancing Tara in Chile and S. Brazil

Myri Dakini Naves is an outstanding dancer and a sincere dharma practitioner. In Tara Dhatu South America she is the moving force of all the accomplishments. Because of her careful…

Parvati Leads Tara’s Mandala – Seattle, Phoenix, Woodstock

Parvati Forrest Anee Burke is one of our most senior teachers. Her dedication has led her to be our Central Coordinator, holding together the reins of our international Tara Dhatu. This…

Dancing Tara in Woodstock

 Dance in the Mandala of Tara In Woodstock, NY Fri Intro Evening open to all at KTD Monastary With the weekend workshop and offering across from the KTD Monastery November…

A Precious Meeting in the Heart of Tara

September 10th the Maui Tara Dancers had the good fortune to present a sacred dance offering to the respected and beloved dharma teacher, Anam Thubten.  Eighteen dancers of all ages and experience offered…

Dancing Tara for Dagmola on Maui

While on tour in Europe I received a message from my dear dharma friend and teacher, Dagmola Kushog. Some members of her family had made arrangements to spend some days…

Annual Aug Kauai Tara Retreat Special Offer & Reflections

For many years Tara Dhatu has hosted and annual camp on the beautiful island of Kauai.  Situated in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, the rustic camp…

Creating A Brighter Future: A Bright Nepal Report

It’s a New Year! The Nepali school year transitions from one to the next around the middle of April every year.  This year’s transition was a big one for the…

Tara Dances at Texas Yoga Retreat

Anjali Maazel is a Tara Dhatu Student/teacher in Austin, Texas and was invited to teach at a weekend-long women’s yoga retreat entitled “Wash, Rinse, Retreat!”. She writes… The retreat was…

Tara is Dancing in New Zealand

Catherine Callaghan is one of our most active Student Teachers in New Zealand. She is based in Nelson, in the South Island. She recently led a workshop at the beautiful…

Long Life Prayer Music & Dance For Prema Dasara

Anjali Maazel shares… The beautiful recording of Mercedes Bahleda and Shivadam singing our Long Life Prayer for Prema, which is now available as a download in the Tara Dhatu Dance the…

Bright Nepal ~ Girls Rising… with a little help from their friends

Bright Nepal Girls  Begin the New School Year with BIG Changes And they need your generous support!  ******************************************************************* “Money is like manure.  It’s meant to be spread around encouraging young things…

Tara is Dancing in Virginia

Jacquelyn Sonam Lhamo and her husband Rigdzin are ardent dharma practitioners. Jacquelyn is a Level 2 Tara Dance teacher.  She has shared the dance several years in Virginia and returned…

Tara Is Dancing In Wimberly, Texas

Anjali Maazel has been leading a Tara Dance Circle in Wimberly, Texas. The group has lately been working with the Mandala Dance of the 21 Taras, focusing on individual Taras.…

Dancing Tara With the Children in Victoria, Australia

Clare Woodham is a Level 2 Tara Dance teacher in Napier, New Zealand where she facilitates a lovely dharma center and a very loyal group of Tara Dancers. Recently she…

Tara Dances in Vermont

Jacquelyn Sonam Lhamo and her husband Rigdzin are ardent dharma practitioners. Jacquelyn is a Level 2 Tara Dance teacher who has introduced the dance to several new communities. She and…

Blessings To All From Kathmandu

Every year our good friend Andrea Abinanti, long time resident of Kathmandu, Nepal, invites us to support her in making special prayer offerings during the holiday season. She invites us…

The Balinese Masks of Tara – Complete

Mekare Fiske has midwifed through her capable hands and radiant heart the completion of a long held aspiration of Tara Dhatu – masks of the 22 Taras of our dancing mandala…

Season of Sangha’s Creative Wisdom Manifest

We asked you to share your creative explorations into your Tara practice.  Here is a sample of the tremendous talent and creativity in our Tara Sangha. We thank each one…

Tara Dhatu Season of Sangha FaceBook Fun with Friends

We have been playing some fun Q&A with FaceBook friends. See some of the answers below… Join the fun on FaceBook, click here Hope Jinishian: I met Tara in Bali and it…

Tara Mantra Accumulation Invitation Attunement

Phyllis Moses writes: One tried and true method of bring these practices deeper within so that we can always feel the joy and freedom of our True Nature dancing in our…

Samdong Rinpoche Celebrates the Tara Dance

In 1998 fifty Tara Dancers from 11 countries of origin traveled to India and Nepal to dance the Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara for the Tibetan Refugees. One…

Eulogy for a Great Master of Odissi Sacred Dance Guru Ramani Ranjan Jena

My beloved Odissi teacher, Guru Ramani Ranjan Jena, has passed away. My sister dancer friend Elizabeth Burnett, who has a school for orphans in Puri, Orissa, wrote of his March…

Tara Dances in Java at the Sakyadhita Conference

Most of our Bali pilgrims opted to join us at the 14th Sakyadhita International Conference in a lush resort outside of Yogyakarta.       It was a short hop…

Bali – Tara’s Pilgrimage in the Island of Wonder

June 2015 Myri and I took a group of pilgrims to Bali, land of beauty and mystery. Mekare Fiske had been commissioned to engage a mask maker to create 22…

New Year’s Greetings & Blessings From Nepal

Every year Tara Dhatu and members send Andrea Abinanti donations for the many pujas she arranges during the holiday season. Donors names are read out, along with the names of…

Dancing Tara Deep Down Under

Catherine Callaghan (center), Level 2 Tara Dhatu Teacher, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand reports… Judy (right), Liz (left) and I danced White Tara and the Six Shields at the Saturday…

Lamas Dance Tara at KTD

This year our merry Tara band was joined by Hope Jinishian. A resident of New England, Hope was volunteering and studying the dharma early this year at KTD, His Holiness…

Tara is Dancing in Golden Bay, Aotearoa

Catherine Callaghan has been leading the Tara Dances in New Zealand for six years. An accomplished dance teacher, she has ongoing circles of Tara dance in Nelson, South Island and…

Myri Leads Cincinnati Sangha in Dancing Tara

Nita-Rose has been leading a circle of dancing Taras at her sacred abode in Cincinnati for several years. She invited Myri Dakini to share a weekend of Tara Dhatu dances.…

VIDEO 11/11/11 – Prema leads Maui Taras in Mandala Dance Offering

Prema leads a group of Maui Taras in offering the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara at a celebration event 11/11/11

Brasilia – Retreat Into the Heart of Tara

Back in Brasilia we focused our attention on getting some songs recorded in Portuguese before           heading out to our annual retreat. Ricardo gathered a group of young teenage girls…

Tara is Dancing in Virginia

Jacquelyn Sonam Lhamo has been introducing groups to dancing Tara for many years. She was recently in Virginia and this is her report… Spreading Tara and Dharma dances is such…

Headed South – From Ocean to Mountains Dancing Tara Brazil

 First Stop, Florianopolis, On the Beach From Bahia to Brasilia, we had only a couple of weeks to catch our breath and then we headed off to one of our…

Prema Dances Tara In Brazil

Myri met me at the airport in Salvadore, Bahia and we were whisked off to a hotel on the beach for two days of R and R. Having just come…

Northwesterners Dance Tara in Indonesia

Kim Abbey was a member of our pilgrimage to Bali and Yogyacarta. Deeply involved in supporting the dharma in Seattle, Washington, she submitted an article about the pilgrimage to the…

Update On Nepal Retreat House Restoration Project – Andrea Abinanti

For several years I have been planning to restore these dilapidated five retreat houses for the nuns on Manjushree Hill, one of the World Heritage Sites in Nepal.  I am…

Tara Dances In South Africa

Nita-Rose, one of our Tara Dhatu Dance facilitators, took a group of the Tara Dance community in Cincinnati to her former sangha in South Africa. They shared White Tara and…

Dancing Tara in Austin and the Abode

Austin – In the Light of Guru Rinpoche Palri Pema Od Ling dharma center in Austin is a magical display of Guru Rinpoche’s pure land. Last year I danced Kurukulle…

Dancing With the Dakinis – Prema On The Road

Things have been moving along magnificently and intensely and though I have the best intentions to keep up with my reports, I have fallen far behind. Finally I have enough…

May Special Price Offer Kauai Retreat 2015

An Exceptional Opportunity We have a great offer for you. Huge Discount for the Kauai Tara Retreat May/June Special Offer: Tara Dhatu Members  $500 for a week in Paradise All…

Devastating Earthquakes in Nepal ~ A Call for Action

Contribute to the Nepal Relief Fund ~   Read More About Tara Dhatu’s Community Relief Activity ~ Click Here Dear friends, In recent days I wrote to request your prayers…

Fundraiser Spotlight – The Swayambhu Retreat House Restoration Project

Andrea Abinanti shares: For the last several years I have been wanting to start the Retreat House Restoration project on Manjushree Hill, a World Heritage Site in Swayambhu. With the…

Tara’s Wisdom Cards Ready to Print

FANTASTIC GOOD NEWS The Long Awaited Tara Wisdom Cards are Ready for Printing My niece Jessica Zebrine has designed a unique deck of cards based on the manifestation of the…

Ruth Denison – Dancing in the Clouds

A dear friend and profound dharma teacher, Ruth Denison passed away Thursday morning, February 26, 2015, at her Joshua Tree home, surrounded by loved ones. Ruth is a Great Soul.…

Tara Dancing at the Theosophical Convention

Marlene Butler, one of our Tara Dhatu facilitators in Napier, New Zealand, was invited to share Tara and the dance at the 118th National Summer Convention of the Theosophical Society…

Alchemy Through Trust & The Tara Dance

Marlene Butler, one of our very active Tara Dance Facilitators in Napier, New Zealand was invited to write an Article for the fifth edition of ALUNA TEMPLE MAGAZINE dedicated to ALCHEMY. 14 Authors from…

Prayers for Long Life and Good Health

Andrea Abinanti, one of our senior teachers and a long time resident of the Kathmandu Valley invites Tara Dhatu every year to participate in sponsoring prayers of long life based…

Tara is Dancing in Belo Horizonte

Sayane is a new, Level One Facilitator of the Tara Dhatu Educational Program South America. She invited MyriDakini, the Director of TDSA,  to share the path of Tara in Belo…

Tara Dhatu’s Wealth Vase

  Tara Dhatu has the good fortune of maintaining a “Wealth Vase” in the Kathmandu Valley. The Tibetans have a ritual of assembling precious objects and sacred substances and sealing…

Tara Dances at Nouveau Devadasi Fusion Dance Festival

Pia Hagan graduated to Level 3 Tara Dhatu Student Teacher this year at our Kauai Camp. She has been developing a circle of Tara Dancers in Pacifica, California and had…

Tara Dances in North Island, New Zealand

Marlene has been introducing the Tara Dance at  Havelock North Taruna College, North Island, New Zealand. This Sunday – 23 November 2014 –  she led a small group and had…

Strength In Adversity

Isabel Cristina de Azevedo is a Level 4 Tara Dhatu South America teacher/mentor based in Rio de Janeiro. She has been leading the Tara Dance for many years and has…

In Memory of Rinchen Khandro

Rinchen Khandro passed away Friday, November 14th. She was one of the early members of the Tara Dhatu Council of Trustees. She supported our organization for many years. She was…

Tara Dances in Caxias do Sul, South Brazil: by Michele Trentin

Michele Trentin is the owner/director of Rakaça Temple of Dance in Caxias do Sul, South Brazil. On 10 – 12 October 2014 she organized a workshop at her school featuring…

*Now Available for Download* White Tara of the 6 Shields Meditation MP3

White Tara of the 6 Shields Meditation Mp3 Download was just made available in the Dance the Goddess Tara Dhatu Online Emporium. http://shop.taradhatu.org/product.sc?productId=81&categoryId=11 Recorded live in a Sausalito workshop in…

In Memory of Our Dear Tara Dance Sister, Mary Hunter

Our dear Tara Dance sister, Mary Hunter just passed away. Please keep her in your prayers, I am sure she is keeping us in hers. Abi, Mary’s close dharma sister, wrote…..…

Rare Nepali Dance Sponsored by Tara Dhatu Bay Area Circle

Helen Appell is one of the foremost instructors in the exquisite art of Charya, an esoteric dance form developed by the Newars of Nepal. It is based in Vajrayana Buddhism,…

Peru Called Tara to Dance

Visit the Photo Essays Below for ALL THE PICTURES! PHOTO ESSAY ONE: http://www.premadasara.net/TaraDhatu2014/Peru.html PHOTO ESSAY TWO: http://www.premadasara.net/TaraDhatu2014/Peru2.html   I heard Peru call us last year. I asked Myri if there…

A New Means of Support

Tara Dhatu is pleased to announce that we are now able to receive monthly donations through PayPal. For years our students have asked if there was any way they could…

Tonesket Tara Dance for Lama Zopa

Last month (August)  Lama Zopa asked to see the progress of the Tara Dance that he had directed his students in Tonesket, Washington to learn. Because Phyllis Moses, their Tara…

Dancing for the Great Dragon in Brazil

Cilene has been a Tara Dancer in the Brasilia Circle for some years. While Myri was on tour with Prema, Cilene took the initiative to organize an offering of dance…

Flutter-By : A Poem by Leanora Orr

Leanora Orr has been a dancer in Tara’s Mandala for many years. She has supported so many, selling her personal items and artwork to raise $$ for the Kauai Circle…

Indian Village Children and Tara’s Songbook

Tsering Drolma of Arunachala Pradesh, a remote district in North East India, met our group of Tara Dhatu pilgrims at the Conference of Buddhist Women in India a couple of…

Alchemy and the Tara Dance

Marlene Butler is a Tara Dhatu Student Teacher in Napier, North Island, New Zealand. She has been guiding the Napier circle for over six months while Clare, the former Tara…

Bright Nepal

Anahata Iradah is the co-director of Tara Dhatu’s Humanitarian Outreach. She writes… In May 2014 I guided a Dances of Universal Peace pilgrimage through India and Nepal. There were many…

Stormy and the Lama

Renee (Ishtara) is a new Student Teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her daughter Nita (Stormy) is seven years old and is just as eager as her mom to dance Tara.…

Jessica is Headed to Tara Camp on Kauai : Fundraiser Report

Due to the generosity of the Tara community and beyond, Jessica Zebrine has met her fundraising goal, purchased all necessary plane tickets, and will be joining us for the retreat…

Tara is Dancing in Caxias

Michele Trentin is a Level One Facilitator in Tara Dhatu South America. Michele has developed a dance school in the South of Brazil for the past 17 years, featuring Middle…

Tonasket Celebrates Their 2nd Annual Tara Dance Festival

Phyllis Moses, one of our main Tara Dhatu Teachers in the Northwest has been working with the Tonasket Community for several years. She writes… Tonasket is a small town in…

Tara is Dancing In Dublin

Natalie Barella is a Tara Dhatu Student Teacher from Brazil, living in Dublin. She has been leading a monthly class and sent this report about a Tara Dance meeting she…

Phyllis Keeps Tara Dancing in the Pacific NorthWest

Phyllis Keeps Tara Dancing in the Pacific NorthWest Phyllis Moses has been dancing Tara since its early years on Maui. A few years ago she decided to get more active…

Tara Is Dancing in Arunachala Pradesh

Tara Is Dancing in Arunachala Pradesh Prema Dasara, Spiritual and Creative Director, Tara Dhatu At the Sakyadhita conference in Bihar India last year we had the wonderful experience of sharing…

Tara Dancing in New Zealand by Marlene Butler

Marlene Butler started facilitating the Tara Dance circle in Napier, New Zealand at the request of Clare who was going into retreat for six months. Marlene’s enthusiasm and diligence has…

Tara Dancing in Uruguay – Photo Essay

Uruguay, a southern neighbor of Brazil, is the second smallest nation in South America, with a highly educated population of 3 million people. Three enormous rivers flow through the country, with…

The Mandala Turns in Curitiba, Brazil

Leila Carvalho is our Tara Dhatu South America Facilitator in Curitiba, Brazil. She sent this photo of her group practice on the 26th of April and took this opportunity to…

Giving Back Through Tara by Pia Hagan

Pia Hagan has been dancing Tara for seven years. Well known by attendants of the Tara Dance Camp in Kauai as our expert Head Chef, she moved into the realm…

Tara Dances in Austin, Texas

Austin is a town in Texas with attitude. One arrives at the airport and blasting forth is a sign declaring Austin the music capitol of the world. My workshop happened…

Tara is Dancing in New Zealand

Catherine Callaghan is our Tara Dhatu Student Teacher in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand. She writes….   Judy Crowe and I decided to make three special Tara Dance offerings.  …

Mother’s And Daughters Dancing Tara in Tucson

  Teresa and Heather, Parvati and Amina, Amita and Lily, Elizabeth and Arabella From Prema’s Diary On Tour – March 2014 I rarely lead Mandala of Tara Performance weekends anymore,…

Tara Gathering in Prescott, AZ

On February 1st 2014 Parvati led an introduction to Tara morning session in Prescott, Arizona.  Carey Avery had arranged this meditation and dance session as a special event for a…

We Are All Differently Abled

On the road Prema writes…... I am so happy I had the good fortune of dancing into Phoenix this year. Parvati and Shivadam were my most gracious hosts and I…

A New Circle in Massachusetts

Sharon Gonsalves is a Level 3 Tara Dance Teacher. She danced for years on Kauai and thought to retire her Tara Dancing shoes when she moved back east. Instead the…

The Masks Came Out To Play in Kauai

Sherry Harris is a student in the Tara Dhatu Education Program and a long time Tara Dancer and friend. Despite her long hours as a nurse in the Kauai Hospital…

Prema – On the Road

How glorious to be out and about sharing Tara through dharma and dance. WOW….what a lucky grrrrl am I.   I had the most magnificent send off from the Maui Taras…

One Billion Rising On Maui

By Rebecca French With a shared mission to uplift and empower women across the world, Prema Dasara, the Executive Director of Tara Dhatu, shared the Dance of Motivation and the Dance…

Moving the World with Sacred Mudra: Buddhist Dance from Nepal to Oregon to Brazil

Our dear friend and colleague, Helen Appell, precious teacher of the Sacred Charya Dance of Nepal, went to Brazil to teach at the invitation of Myri Dakini and Tara Dhatu…

Our Oceans: Tara Dancers and Water Offerings – Albany, CA

 Albany, CA Group danced Tara Dance Dedicated to Healing waters Tara Dance Practice Healing Waters By Rev. Jacuqelyn Sendak Zavaleta During the many years I have danced and taught aspects…

Opening the Way

New Student Facilitators Opening the Way in Austin, Texas For years Kathryn Henderson has kept a circle of Tara Dancing going in Austin, Texas. Health and life issues caused her to…

Tara Retreat, Brasilia, December 2013

Myri Dakini offered a one day retreat at her dance studio, Om Tare!! Her intent was to give her students the chance to deepen in the practice of Tara. She…

Dancing Tara in the Far South Brazil

Liamara Chemello is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu South America Student Teacher in Porto Alegre, one of Brazil’s largest cities in the far South. Every time our Student Teachers offer an…

2014 Tara Camp Young Adult Scholarship Recipients!

Tara Dhatu has confirmed three members for our Young Adult Work Trade Scholarship Program, 2014 Kauai Tara Camp. Gina Shure, Hannibal Boyd and Jenny Alpert, all from the island of…

Tara Is Dancing in Australia

Felicity Oswell is a Level 4 Tara Dhatu Mentor and has been leading circles in Australia and Japan for many years. She reports….. The group in Sydney has gone through…

A Flutter By – Kauai Taras Fun Raisers

One of the many things artist LeahVani is known for is wearing beautiful scarves and she has quite a personal collection. She decided to gift some of her scarves to…

Dancing Tara in Hokkaido, Japan

Yasuko is our Tara Dhatu Facilitator in Japan. She writes…. This year there were so many challenges, for myself personally and also for our Tara Dance Circle in Japan. As…

Tara is Dancing in Santé Corps – São José – Santa Catarina

Andressa has been representing Tara Dhatu South America as a Regional Director of the South Eastern circles of Brazil. She writes…… Our meeting of Santé Corps took place during the…

Sacred Dance In the Water in Barcelona

Elena Lopez Sans is a Tara Dhatu Student Teacher who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her birthplace is Barcelona, Spain and she travels there every year to be with family…

The Radiance of Tara, Dancing in Fortaleza

This November Myri Dakini, our beloved Central Coordinator of Tara Dhatu South America, Assistant Director of the TDSA Educational Program,  and Treasurer of TD International, was invited to lead a…

Tara is Dancing in Dublin, Ireland

Natália Barella is one of Myri Dakini’s students, a Tara Dhatu South American Student Teacher who has been facilitating a circle in the far south of Brazil. She recently moved…

Offering the Mandala at a Care Center

Phyllis Moses is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu Teacher residing in Kirkland, Seattle Washington area. She led a group of dancers in offering the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of…

5th Annual Phoenix Area Weekend Retreat – November 8-10

Parvati is Tara Dhatu’s treasured International Central Coordinator and Assistant Director of our StudentTeacher Program. She writes… This November 8-10th marks the 5th year I have led the Phoenix Area…

Tara Dhatu’s Sponsor a Child Atisha School Raffle!

Welcome to The Great Tara Dhatu Sponsor a Child at Atisha School Raffle!   If you are interested in printing a poster and collecting for the raffle Here is a…

Tara Dancing With Children in Florida

Nurallah joined the Student Teacher program last year with the intention to teach local children the dance drama, Tara Tames the eight Fears. She writes…. Watching the DVD Tara Tames the…

Prema’s Boyz Behind the Scenes

In August of 2012, Prema welcomed two new caretakers and students into her life. They have since become a fundamental part of Prema’s life as well as Tara Dhatu.  This…

From Tara Dhatu South America

Watch The YouTube Special! Tara Dance Retreat in Brasilia 2013 Tara Dhatu Student Teachers in South America By Myri Dakini Naves – Assistant Director, Tara Dhatu Educational Programs, South America…

Prema & Myri Dance and Play in the Bay Area

Our last mainland stop was in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Myri had never been to California and the Taras in the Bay Area were excited to share some…

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche: Friend & Guide

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche was a dear man. Humble in his brilliance, he always had the most infectious smile. I called him the bliss bunny. Just to look at him made…

Ashland, OR – A Leap of Faith

Dancing Tara with this new community was filled with many surprises and delights. You can get a taste through this photo essay…. Click Here to View the Photo Essay The…

Dancing Gold Tara & Worthy of Honor in Portland

Prema and Myri spent two magnificent days in Portland during their Spring 2013 Tour. They taught their new Dance Sadhana of Gold Tara, Goddess of Abundance, at the exquisite Newari…

Dancing White Tara for Dagmola: The Photo Essay

Dagmola Kushog is one of Prema’s most treasured teachers. She was the first Tibetan woman to witness the Tara Dance, in 1989,  and felt compelled to offer empowerment to the…

Tara Dances in Tohoku, Japan 2013

Felicity is a Level 4 Mentor in Tara Dhatu, from Sydney, Australia. She has been teaching in Japan for many years and speaks Japanese fluently. She writes… When the earthquake,…

Garchen Rinpoche Receives White Tara in Ohio

Nita-Rose is the Tara Dance Facilitator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was invited to Gar Drolma, the Drikung Kagyu Center in Dayton, to lead her Tara Dance circle in the White…

First Annual Tara Dance Festival in Tonasket, WA.

Phyllis Moses witnessed the Tara Dance for the first time in the 80’s. She performed with the Tara Dancers many times on Maui and then moved to Seattle. A few years later…

Prema Dancing & Singing in Brazil

Prema taught and toured throughout the spring and summer. She had a fabulous two months in Brazil. In our last newsletter she shared photo essays of her time in Natal…

Music for Bali Retreat 2013 – Ricardo from Brazil

Ricardo has been playing music for the Brasilia Taras for the past four years. He will be our main musician for the retreat in Bali. He has written this amazing…

Inside the India Pilgrimage with Phyllis Moses

Phyllis Moses has been dancing Tara for more than 20 years.  She is  a Level 2 Tara Dhatu Student Teacher and facilitates a circle of dancing Taras in Seattle, Washington. She was…

Dancing Tara in Tonasket, Washington

Phyllis Moses will be returning May 31 – June 2 to the powerful and sacred area of Tonasket, Washington. A Level 2 Tara Dhatu student teacher, Phyllis is excited to…

Tara is Dancing in the East Bay, And Aspiring to Share Widely

Rev. Jacquelyn Sendak Zavaleta, also known as Sonam Lhamo, and her husband Rigdzin Zavaleta are intensely active dharma practitioners and supporters. Both are members of the Tara Dhatu Student Teacher…

Parvati Leads the Mandala of Tara in Indiana

On the week-end of March 15 – 17 at the Sacred Waters Center in Mishawaka, Indiana (just a stones through from South Bend of Notre Dame fame) the local community…

New Circle Dances Tara in Australia

Jenny Swan Raynor has started a new Tara Dance circle after the energizing visit of Prema and Myri to the Daylesford, Australia area last fall. She writes…. 

White Tara Dances in New Zealand

It was a superb mellow autumn day at the Chandrakirti Buddhist Centre’s Music Day on 24 March 2013 in Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand.  The sun was shining dazzlingly, a gentle…

New Photo Essays of the 2013 Tara India Pilgrimage

Prema has just completed 11 NEW photo Essays from The 2013 Tara India Pilgrimage. Visit the links below, and travel along with us for an exclusive new look into the…

Mask Dancing as Deity Yoga

Mekara Fiske, Level 3 Winston-Salem, North Carolina ” ‘But why should I emanate myself as [Tara] or any other diety?’, you may ask. ‘It is already difficult enough for me…

Dance White Tara for Garchen Rinpoche – May 12, 2013

Dayton, Ohio May 12, 2013 Nita-Rose has been leading a circle of dancing Taras in Cincinatti, Ohio, for several years. A long time Tara practitioner, she brings a dynamic understanding…

Dancing in the Masks

Eana Rose has been studying and working with Prema for over 30 years. A Level 4 Mentor in the Student Teacher Program, she has long facilitated a Tara Dance Circle…

Ani Samten Dolma – Yogini Extraordinaire!

Over the years Tara Dhatu has arranged for sponsorships for a number of Tibetan Buddhist nuns.  Jackie Johnson has adopted several women, sending them steady support to allow them to…

Praying for World Peace – Kanaio, Maui, Hawaii

Just before leaving for India I received an impassioned email from Keiko, the Japanese woman who arranged for us to have a peace pole in Kanaio, the remote mountain retreat…

New Tara Circle in Pacifica, CA

This December 2012, Barbara Patton, a local woman who danced in Tara’s Mandala several times, asked me to begin a circle here in Pacifica. Her friend, Nancy Victoria Davis, was…

Young Adult Scholarships for Kauai Retreat 2013 – Apply Now!

Tara Dhatu presents the Young Adult Scholarship Program If you are between the ages of 19-29, and unable to afford Tara camp, this is an opportunity to attend camp in…

Dance Tara in Bali

Bali, a small island in the archipelago of Indonesia, has a fascinating culture. Animistic in depth, Hindu in modern expression, the Balinese have developed magnificent artistic expressions in the realms…

Sound of the Heart, Spirit of the Wind

 Myri Dakini, our Central Coordinator for South America and Assistant Director of the Tara Dhatu Educational Programs, just returned from a Tara Dance teaching tour in Argentina, Chile and the…

Myri Leads Tara Dances in Argentina

Click Here to View the Full Album on Facebook   Norma is a Level 1 Facilitator in the Tara Dhatu Student Teacher Program. She attended the 2012 Tara retreat in Brasilia…

Myri Leads Tara Dance Retreat in Chile

Click Here to View the Full Album on Facebook Vera Morán joined the Tara Dhatu Student Teacher Program after attending the Tara Dance retreat this year in Brasilia. She has…

Tara Dance Retreat With Myri in Caxias

Click Here to View the Full Album on Facebook   Caxias is in the far south of Brazil. Our precious Level 3 Tara Dhatu teacher, Isabel Azvedo has nurtured a…

Tara Dances in Australia with Prema & Myri

Eh Ma Ho…..Immeasurably Wonderful. To complete the story of our Down Under teaching tour, you can join Myri and I through these Photo Essays…. __________________________________________ Visit Daylesford with us and…

Dancing Tara in a Home for the Aged

For the past month the Tara dancers of Florianopolis in the South of Brazil were preparing to offer the Mandala Dance as part of a fund raiser for the local…

Dancing Tara in Phoenix

Parvati Forrest Burke is our precious Central Coordinator and the Assistant Director of Tara Dhatu’s Educational Programs. She writes…. For the past many years the Phoenix Area Tara Sangha has…

Tara Dances In Aotearoa

Prema and Myri have been traveling down under, offering classes and workshops in the Mandala of Tara. The springtime weather has been cold, the flowers blooming in glory and wonder.…

Springing Along – Prema’s Outbound Tour

Greetings dear dancing friend. This year tumbles on and I have not been very good at keeping you informed of my adventures in sharing Tara’s Dance.  I have been wrestling…

Tara Tames the 8 Fears at KTD with Elizabeth Breck

Children’s Tara Dance: “Tara Tames the 8 Fears” with Senior Tara Dance Leader Elizabeth Breck Location: KTD Monastery of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa Dates: May 18-20 FRIDAY 5-18-2012 –check in…

Tara Leaders Featured: DUP NA Song of the Month

Our Sister Organization, Dances of Universal Peace North America (D.U.P. N.A.) has a “Song of the Month” page. These offerings are full of the magic and wisdom, grace and inspiration…

Tara, Dancing in Phoenix

Amina Kruck has been dancing in Tara’s Mandala for 14 years. As a Level One Tara Dhatu Student Teacher she facilitates Tara circles in the Phoenix area and has taken…

Dancing the Divine Feminine in Brasilia, Brazil

Myri Dakini is the Central Coordinator of Tara Dhatu for South America. In the beginning of December 2011 she organized and offered two performances of sacred dance, featuring the Mandala…

Tara Dancing in Morocco, Spain & Brooklyn

Elena Lopez Sans is a Tara Dance teacher. This year she shared the Tara Dance in her place of residence, Brooklyn, New York; in her birth place, Barcelona, Spain; and…

Hosting the Relics in North Carolina

  Mekare Fiske, a 3rd Level Tara Dhatu Teacher, has been leading the Tara Dance in her home area of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for many years. She organized a visit…

Dancing for Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche

Catherine Callaghan is our Tara Dhatu Student Teacher in the South Island of New Zealand. She has been working with a group of women who offered the Mandala of Tara…

Tara is Dancing 11-11-11

Prema and the Maui Tara Dancers have been  honored to participate in  the 1st Maui Spiritual Congress being held on 11-11-11 at  the Sacred Earth Temple in Haiku, Maui (and around the…

Tara Dances at Youth Camp

Jacquelyn Sendak Zavaleta has been leading youth workshops for Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment for over 11 years. She is a Level 2 member of the Tara Dhatu…

Tara Is Dancing in Tonasket, Washington

Phyllis Moses witnessed the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara on Maui in 1987. Phyllis soon was drawn into dancing with the Maui Taras and had the privilege…

Offerings for Prosperity in Kathmandu

Every year a dear friend and Tara Dance Teacher, Andrea Abinanti, makes offerings for her friends, family and has included Tara Dhatu in the opportunity. Andrea has lived in the…

Shahodat from St.Petersburg, Sponsored

Shahodat Golomuz, our Tara Dhatu Student Teacher in St. Petersburg, Russia has been gifted the funds by family and friends to come to our Kauai Camp. A couple of weeks…

Happy Birthday, Gisele L’abbate

One of our Tara Dance 3rd Level Student teachers in Brazil, Gisele Labate has been traveling about with Anahata in Brazil,  teaching Tara and developing a small group of dancers…

Deepening in Tara in Seattle

Phyllis Moses has been dancing Tara since the early years on Maui. She is now helping to facilitate a circle in the Seattle area. She and fellow Tara Dhatu Student…

Prema’s Health Update

Dear friends, So many of you have written to me with your prayers, your well wishes, your suggestions, your healing modalities, I am so grateful to have such a wide…

Prayers for Japan – Rainbow of Hope

Felicity Oswell is one of Tara Dhatu’s Mentors and has been teaching Tara in her native Australia and in Japan for many years. Last year her group performed Tara in…

Tara Retreat in Tucson with Prema

It was such a contrast going from the cold and wet winter of Portland to sunny Phoenix. The temperatures had been unseasonably cold just before I arrived, but for my…

Prema In Portland January 2011

Lena Grace has been busy for months working on developing Tara Dhatu’s eStore. I decided that I would start my January tour by spending a week in Portland. I was…

Prema’s Hospital Update

Well, it has been a wild ride, getting this stubborn hip polished by the most excellent Dr. Claudio…..waking up in the ICU of Sarah Hospital with tubes running into and…

Paradise On Earth – Tara Retreat in Brazil

Today we went out to Paraiso na Terra, the place where we will be having our Annual Tara Dhatu South American Tara retreat, May 14-21. Less than an hour outside…

Tara Goes to Bangkok

Several years ago Prema was invited to go to Bhutan by Kutira Decostard to look into the conditions of nuns in that part of the world. On the way they…

Introducing the Tara Dance at ARE in Virginian Beach, VA

Jacquelyn Lhamo is a Level 2 Tara Dance Facilitator who resides in Northern California. She travels a great deal and wherever she goes she likes to introduce new friends to…

Second Turning of Tara’s Dancing Mandala in Cincinnati, Ohio

Nita-Rose, one of our newest facilitators in the Tara Dhatu Student Teacher Program has been developing an active circle in Cincinnati. Here is her report and a few photos of…

Offering Tara’s Mandala Dance in Phoenix To Geshe Jampa

Parvati ‘s dynamic Phoenix Tara circle offered a powerful Mandala Dance of Tara in Phoenix in November. She writes…. It was a beautiful week-end, juicy and powerful.  Things were so…

Tara dhatu South America Newsletter

Maria Ache has done it again……created a beautiful newsletter for Tara Dhatu South America. It’s in Portuguese, the pictures however are universal…..take a look…. Tarayana January 2011

Chaska of Argentina Writes……

Myri Dakini, Tara Dhatu’s Central Coordinator for South America, was invited to share the Tara Dance at  the Annual Gathering of South American Women in Argentina. She met Chaska, one…

Tara is Dancing in New Zealand

In the 90’s Anahata and Prema spent a fair amount of time in New Zealand and several Tara Dance circles were turning. They took one trip down to the South…

Tara Will Be Dancing in Woodstock, New York

Marie Giguere volunteers, studies and practices at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the seat of His Holiness the Karmapa in the West. We have offered several Mandalas of Tara Dance at that…

An Original Tara Dancer – Alecia Bay Laurel in Japan

Alecia Bay Laurel was a well known name in the 60’s. She wrote a book called “Living On The Earth” which was kind of like a bible for the off…

Tara to Dance in Switzerland

Marge Opplinger is a Tara Dhatu Level 3 Teacher from Brazil. Two years ago she moved to Switzerland with her husband, Jorge and daughter, Mikhaela. She writes….. Beloved Prema, How…

Moon Faced Rinpoche

Due to the modern wonder of Facebook I was contacted by a very dear young man that I knew before he was a breath in his mother’s belly. In 1987…

Argentina, The Energy of the Andes United With Tara

Myri Dakini is the Central Coordinator for Tara Dhatu South America. She was invited to share some Tara Dance practice at a South American Woman’s Conference in Argentina. She writes……

Peace to All Goddesses-Phoenix, Arizona

The Mandala of the 21 Praises of Tara dance turned in Phoenix Nov 12-14 weekend. Parvati Forrest Burke, Assistant Director of the Tara Dhatu Student teacher program leads a circle…

Aspiring to Dance Tara in Hamburg, Germany

Nirka Basei led a Tara Dance circle in Alto Paraiso, Brazil for several years. She then moved to Hamburg, Germany and has the aspiration to start a Tara Dance circle…

Dancing Tara’s Qualities in Arkansas for H. H. Getse Rinpoche and Khentrul RInpoche

At Katog Choling Rit’hröd Arkansas October 2010 * * * * * Adrianne LaBry Smith is a Level 3 Tara Dhatu Teacher residing in Lafayette, Louisiana. She has been leading…

The Great Atisha School Raffle-Winners!!!!

Every year Tara Dhatu Humanitarian Outreach holds a raffle to raise funds for one of our projects. This year the headmaster of Atisha school in Kathmandu sent a request for…

Vision of Tara – Dancing in Seattle

Parvati Forrest Burke  lead the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara at the Sakya Monastary in Seattle Washington  October 22. One of the participants, Marsha Emrick, wrote this…

Tara is Dancing in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Magic of the Tara Dance By Nita-Rose Nita-Rose Augsbach is a Licensed Massage Therapist living in the general vicinity of Cincinnati, Ohio. She contacted the Tara Dance through a…

Pooja Is Accepted to Medical College

One of our main humanitarian projects has been finding sponsors for Pabitra’s own and adopted children. Her oldest daughter, Pooja, graduated from high school with honors and has been applying…

Tara Dhatu Brasil Sul America

Once more Maria Ache has put together a fabulous newsletter to display the activities of the South America Taras. She also has a few photos of Camp Naue. This is…

Lubyov from Russia sponsored to attend Tara Camp on Kauai

Lubyov has been leading the Tara Dance in Perm, Russia for four years. Her only exposure was a weekend workshop that Anahata and I led in 2006. Living in the…

Dancing Tara in Florianopolis for Lama Tsultrim

Andressa Marie led a group of Tara Dancers in an offering for Lama Tsultrim in Florianopolis, Brazil. The group is quite active, dancing together often.

Lotus Circle of California Dances Midsummer’s Eve

“I am dreaming back my sisters, whisper-worn footfalls on the Temple steps, come home, sisters, come home” Marie Elena Gaspari, 1999 On Midsummer’s eve, the Lotus Circle presented a community…

Sandra Finds Magic in Tara’s Music

Abraços e beijos!!!! ( Embraces and Kisses) We had our Tara meeting on Monday, and we talked about the effect of the workshop on Music with Anahata. Everyone had a…

Creating Tara’s Pure Land through sound in Salvadore, Bahia

This weekend the Tara Dancing group of Salvadore, Bahia invited Anahata to give a workshop focused on the music for the Tara Dance. Anahata’s invitation….. “We will focus on sensitivity and contour,…

Tara is Dancing in Colombia

Our wonderful dancing friend, Maria Ache from Brazil (on the right), went to Colombia and introduced a beautiful group of women to the Mandala Dance of Tara. They met in…

Parvati Leads the Mandala in Michigan

Parvati led a beautiful Mandala of Tara Dance in Michigan. Here’s her report… Penny, and Brenda traveled with me from Phoenix to Grand Rapids, Michigan this June for a magical…

Tarayana Brazil Newsletter 6/2010

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Tara’s Mandala Turns in Vermont

The Tara Mandala turns in Vermont By Suki Ciappara On the weekend of May 4 and 5th the Vermont Tara Circle hosted a Tara retreat weekend and Mandala Dance Offering. There…

Jacquelyn Shares Her Reflections of Ise

Tara Pilgrimage in Japan 2010 Excerpt from the chapter, “My Life with Tara” Angels and the Goddess. By Rev. Jacquelyn Sendak Zavaleta Arriving in Japan felt like coming home. In…

Tara is Dancing in Japan

Felicity Oswell has been sharing the Tara dance in Australia and Japan for many years. An accomplished dancer and long time student of the dharma, she is a jewel in…