White Tara is one of the most well-known female bodhisattvas, or manifestations of compassion, in Tibetan Buddhism. Having emanated from the tears of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, White Tara is said to witness the suffering of beings through her seven eyes. By her presence, she soothes our fears, calms our anguish, heals our suffering—both individual and communal—and extends our lives. This practice is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony and when personal or family health is threatened.
White Tara practices have long been popular in Tibetan Buddhist communities. This particularly short practice was composed years ago by Sakyong Mipham to soothe illness, disharmony, and suffering for oneself and others.
All are welcome, though it is recommended that one have at least one year of meditation practice prior to doing this practice.
A full explanation of the practice will be given, along with a "Lung" or reading transmission. Following the reading transmission, we will do the practice together. You are welcome to bring a mala to use in your practice but it is not necessary.
Those who have taken formal refuge vows, in any tradition, will be able to purchase a copy of the practice to do at home. All others will be welcome to do group practice at the Eugene Shambhala Center.
Senior meditation teacher, Rayna Jacobson, will lead this event.
Please call 541-556-7277 if you have any questions.