Tara Who Dispels Epidemics Meditation
Exploring our capacity for healing
In this video, Lama Döndrup leads the Tara Who Dispels Epidemics meditation. Tara is the feminine manifestation of the awakened quality of compassion. Tara has 21 forms which each have their own compassionate activity. This Tara's specific activity is to dispel epidemics and bring healing. Tara is a reflection of our own capacity to heal, and dispel obstacles on the path.
This is a Vajrayana Yidam practice, practices that are powerful methods to reawaken and experience our innate Buddha Nature. In a brief talk before beginning the practice, Lama Döndrup explains the technique of this type of meditative practice.
If you would like to explore this meditation further, Lama Döndrup leads this meditation every Tuesday at 8:15am on the Sukhasiddhi Facebook page.
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.