Twenty-One Praises of Tara Meditation Series
Protection from fear and danger
In these seven one-hour sessions, Lama Döndrup leads the 21 Praises of Tara practice, the feminine embodiment of limitless, boundless 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. She has 21 manifestations that provide protection in specific circumstances. These sessions help practitioners to cultivate a relationship with Tara and each of her 21 forms through visualization, mantra, and silent meditation. In doing so, we deepen our experience of the divine feminine while simultaneously awakening this quality of compassion that is innate to our being, yet often obscured.
These sessions use the Twenty One Praises of Tara pecha text, which includes Tibetan characters, Tibetan phonetics and the English translastion (text is provided with the recordings). The text is recited in alternate sessions in English and Tibetan. Lama Döndrup uses beautiful images of Tara to help deepen the experience, and explains the symbolism of each 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.
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