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White Tara Practice Session - Sunday, October 25, 2020
with Holly Gayley
TIME: 10:00am Pacific / 11:00am Mountain / 12:00pm Central / 1:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Atlantic / 18:00 UK / 19:00 Central Europe
In the face of the worldwide pandemic of COVID19, please join us for the healing, soothing practice of White Tara. 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, restores their health—both individual and communal—and extends their lives. This is a lineage practice particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, or in the midst of attacks on health and longevity.
We will do the short daily practice of White Tara composed by the Sakyong. This practice is open to any practitioner who has taken refuge in a Buddhist lineage. The text will be made visible on the site for those new to White Tara practice. (NOTE: The lung for this practice is only available within the course.)
Prerequisite: Group practice is open to all. To practice on your own, or to purchase the text, you need to have received the lung (reading transmission) and have taken the Refuge Vow.
About the Teacher
Holly Gayley is a scholar and translator of contemporary Buddhist literature in Tibet and Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research areas include gender and sexuality in Buddhist tantra, ethical reform in contemporary Tibet, and theorizing translation, both literary and cultural, in the transmission of Buddhist teachings to North America. For almost two decades, she has regularly led meditation workshops and retreats and serves as a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition.
- This program is FREE!
- Patrons: $20. The Patron rate supports our efforts to connect teachers and learners through online programs. In particular, it helps us offer the generosity policy to those in need of discounts or scholarships.
For information and to also register for the online course White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times, taught by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown (which includes receiving the lung), click here.
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