A Calm Abiding and Green Tara Meditation
Finding peace and compassion
In this video, recorded originally on Facebook Live, Lama Döndrup leads a calm abiding meditation followed by a Green Tara meditation.
Calm abiding is the meditative practice of bringing the mind to peace and stillness. It is natural for fear, worry and anxiety to arise in difficult times, and this practice helps us to develop a way of not following those thoughts so closely, and experience our innate ease and peace even in challenging situations.
Green Tara is the feminine manifestation of compassion, coming quickly to the aid of those who call on her, relieving fear and anxiety. We welcome you to connect with Green Tara.
Lama Döndrup is the Resident Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation overseeing the curriculum and offerings at Sukhasiddhi in collaboration with the lamas and dharma leaders on the teachers council. She has practiced and studied in the Buddhist tradition for over twenty five years. After five years of Theravadin Buddhist training, she immersed herself in the teachings and practices of the Shangpa and Kagyu Vajrayana lineages. In 2005, she completed a traditional three-year retreat and was authorized as a lama. Upon her return to Marin County, she began teaching classes and leading meditations at Sukhasiddhi Foundation, and in 2020 was authorized by Lama Palden Drolma as Resident Lama. Lama Döndrup is honored to guide students through all stages of the spiritual journey; helping them to feel confident in their own understanding of practices and teachings; and supporting the natural unfolding of their innate wisdom and compassion. In addition to her Buddhist training, Lama Döndrup trained in the Diamond Approach for seven years and has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in piano performance.