White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

March 23rd

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  • $20 Program Price
  • $30 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room

The lineage practice of White Tara, long popular in Kagyu and Nyingma communities, is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. White Tara is a peaceful manifestation of the compassionate Tara, who is said to have emanated from the tears of Avalokiteshvara witnessing the suffering of beings. She is known for having seven eyes that see the suffering of beings, and she sends her compassionate energy to heal and comfort those who are in need. She also guards the long life of beings.

Shastri Alexander deVaron offers the reading empowerment (lung) for the visualization practice of White Tara, along with commentary and a session of group practice. Receiving the lung authorizes all to do this practice in group settings and those who have taken the Refuge Vow to practice it individually. Our Center will be offering this practice on a regular basis, to be announced.

An empowerment in the context of the Shambhala lineage is when we are entrusted with a practice to assist us on our path of awakening.  Any empowerment is a special privilege and the practice received is meant to be treated with the highest respect.


[Those who have taken refuge may purchase copies of the text for $18.]