21 Taras – Master Atisha Tradition
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch
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 2nd 2024
Schedule with Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche – language English with German translation
Saturday afternoon 3.30 – 5.00 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