Green Tara Meditation Series
Recognizing our compassionate nature
In these six fifty-minute sessions, Lama Döndrup leads the Green Tara practice meditation which helps one to cultivate a relationship with Green Tara, the feminine embodiment of boundless, nonconceptual compassion. Green Tara's primary activity is one of protection from fear and danger, and she is committed to responding swiftly the moment that we call upon her. Through visualization, mantra, and silent meditation, we deepen our experience of the divine feminine while simultaneously awakening this quality of compassion that is innate to our being, yet often obscured.
The Green Tara practice transforms our distorted view of self and helps us recognize our innate radiant, compassionate nature. Lama Döndrup Leads the practice in a way that supports this recognition and deepens the participants’ understanding of the symbolism and meaning of the meditation. The meditations are all done in English, and a text of the practice is provided.
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.