White Tara: A soothing practice for difficult times

July 25th—August 22nd

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  • $30 Program Price
  • $50 Patron Price
  • $20 Reduced Price
Room: 1st Floor Meditation Hall

 This five-week recorded course, lead by Acharya Judith Simmer Brown introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to witness the suffering of beings through her seven eyes, and she soothes their fear, calms their anguish, heals their suffering—
both individual and communal—and extends their lives.

This is a practice particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal
or family health is threatened.

White Tara will be the practice our community does at the beginning of our monthly gatherings.



Teacher: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since

As Buddhist practitioner since the early 1970’s, she became a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, and was empowered as an acharya in 2000. Her teaching specialties are meditation practice, Shambhala teachings, Buddhist philosophy, tantric Buddhism, and contemplative higher education. Her book, Dakini’s Warm Breath (Shambhala 2001), explores the feminine principle as it reveals itself in meditation practice and everyday life for women and men. She has also edited Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies

Prerequisite: This course is open to practitioners who have a grounding in mindfulness meditation (at least one year) and who are ready to commit to a compassion practice.

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