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Lodro Tulku Rinpoche

21 Taras – Master Atisha Tradition

Saturday 9. March 2024, 11:00 Uhr - Sunday 17. March 2024, 15:00 Uhr; 8 days
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch
Image of the green Tara

For Tara lovers

Arya Tara is the mother of all Buddhas – Tara the enlightened liberator who helps to start and master the spiritual path. She has promised to attain enlightenment in female form, even appearing as a woman in all future lives. Arya means Noble, Pure or Honourable. She appears in all imaginable guises to assist living beings who are on the spiritual path.

Here, 21 colourful Taras manifestations are connected to the main Green Tara. These cover all areas of human experience in life. This practice was more widespread in Tibet than almost any other and was held in high esteem by all masters and revered by everyone equally. This is also because the practice is relatively easy to learn and has a very quick and direct effect.

Initiation into each of the 21 Taras according to the Atisha tradition, short commentary, practice and meditation

Venerable Lodrö Rinpoche will give the Vajrasattva initiation on Saturday afternoon as preparation. This practice is very powerful and is practised to remove disturbing concepts and obscurations caused by ignorance.

From Sunday morning, Lodrö Rinpoche will give the 21 initiations for the practice of the 21 Taras according to Master Atisha.

The 21 Taras can be practised individually or as a whole. There are many different texts and explanations.

The practice is a source of energy and concentration. This type of yoga for the mind through meditation exercises in combination with visualisations has been practised and perfected in the Vajrayana for hundreds of years in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Venerable Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche will give a short commentary each day on the profound practice of the 21 Taras. During this week we will get a unique insight into the practice of the 21 Taras.

Natascha Keller Gassmann will introduce the group to the practice of the Taras as part of the Sadhana.

At the end of the retreat each participant should be able to do the tara practice/sadhana/visualisation on their own.

The course will take place on site in Ganden Chökhor and also online

All are invited to participate

Deadline for registration for the online course is March 5th 2024


Schedule with Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche – language English with German translation

Saturday afternoon                4.30 – 6.00 pm          Vajrasattva initiation

Sunday – Tuesday                   9.30 – 12 am noon     Initiations of the 21 Taras with 30 min break

Sunday – Tuesday                   3.00 – 5.30 pm         Initiations of the 21 Taras with 30 min break

Wednesday Free day

Thursday – Saturday              9.30 – 12.00 am noon  Initiations of the 21 Taras with 30 min break

Thursday – Saturday              3.00 – 5.30 pm     Initiations of the 21 Taras with 30 min break

Sunday:                                    9.30 – 11.30 am     21 Tara Puja at the end


Practice group for interested students

Saturday evening                  8.00-8.30 pm                Vajrasattva Sadhana ENGLISH

Saturday evening                  8.45 – 9.30 pm              Vajrasattva Sadhana GERMAN

Monday                                   7.00 – 7.45 am              21 Tara concise Sadhana and Mantra ENGLISH

Tuesday                                   7.00 – 7.45 am              21 Tara concise Sadhana and Mantra GERMAN

Wednesday Free day

Thursday                                 7.00 – 7.45 am               21 Tara very concise Sadhana and Mantra ENGLISH

Friday                                       7.00 – 7.45 am               21 Tara very concise Sadhana and Mantra GERMAN

Saturday                                  7.00 – 7.45 am               21 Tara Meditation with Praise 21 Taras



Registration closes on march 1st 2024

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(CHF 165 for the current course)

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9. March, 11:00
17. March, 15:00
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