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Tara, the feminine divine workshop
June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
Tara, the Wisdom Mother is invoked in times of personal difficulties, health problems, and when there is need for quick wisdom action. Closely associated with Chenresig, Tara is virtually inseparable from the Buddha of compassion. She personifies the feminine aspect and actively assists him. She manifests in many different forms to benefit all beings. To recite the praises to the Twenty-One Taras is considered immeasurably helpful in all adverse circumstances
“Tara is without doubt the most beloved female deity in Tibetan Buddhism, revered for her swiftness in helping those who rely on her. She has been described as a Buddha for our modern age, a sublime personification of compassion and wisdom in female form at a time when sorrow and suffering seem to be increasing everywhere. Of all the Buddhas, Tara is the most accessible” From the book Tara in the palm of your hand, by H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche
In this workshop, Lynne Knight, Spiritual Programme Co-ordinator at Jamyang Bath, will share her personal journey and insights on Tara as well as some simple chants and practice that can be used to bring compassion and wisdom to any situation, challenge or relationship.
Lynne first met the Buddhist teachings in 1979, and has studied since then at Jamyang London, where she led introductory Buddhist classes and helped develop the Schools programme. She was also a Trustee for 6 years. She has been a student of Geshe Tashi Tsering for more than 20 years. She is a registered teacher with the FPMT for the Discovering Buddhism and the Foundation of Buddhist Thought courses, and with the FDCW for their A.R.T. of Fulfilment course. Now retired, Lynne spent more than 25 years as a primary school teacher, and enjoyed checking to see how the teachings worked in daily life situations. She currently co-ordinates the Spiritual Programme for Jamyang Bath.
This workshop is free but we welcome donations (suggested £5)
Jamyang Bath have a wonderful audio teaching on Tara which you can listen to here
You will also find a free download on teachings on Tara here