White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times
with Linda Mockeridge
August 18 / 9:00 AM - August 18 / 5:00 PM
This program 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 lineage practice 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 Kagyu and Nyingma communities; this particular short practice was composed years ago by Sakyong Mipham to soothe illness, disharmony, and suffering in the Shambhala community.
The lung (reading transmission) will be provided to everyone and those who have taken a Refuge Vow will be able to purchase the lung and practice at home. This program will be comprised of practice sessions and talks on compassion practice and the tradition of White Tara.
About Shastri Linda Mockeridge
Shastri Mockeridge has taught Shambhala Buddhism in many cities. She became a Buddhist in 1997 and attended Shambhala teacher training in 1998, Vajrayana seminary in 2003, and Rigden Abhisheka in 2005. In 2010 She was chosen as one of the first Shastri. Today, she is a regional Shastri for the Texas and Oklahoma region. Plus, she is a Licensed clinical social worker, she is a psychotherapist, and consultant in private practice.
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