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Embodying Tara: 21 Taras for the 21 Century

Wednesday 15. June 2022, 18:00 Uhr - Sunday 19. June 2022, 15:00 Uhr; 4 days
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch

In Ganden Chökhor and online

In coming to know Tara, Lopön Chandra offers this reflection:

“One could say Tārā is the non-conceptual nature of our own pristine awareness. So why should we even try to define her? … so that we can honour and understand her, write poems to her, meditate on her, recite mantras to her, so that we can find meaning in our lives and traverse the ocean of our own suffering.”


A Residential Retreat w/ Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

In this retreat, Lopön Chandra will reveal the first seven of the 21 aspects of Tara, the female Buddha of Compassion. A Bodhisattva, a Buddha, a Mother Goddess, and a Tantric Deity, Tara may be translated as “Star” but she is more commonly known as ‘The Saviouress.” Eventually there came to be twenty-one aspects of Tara as found in the Praises to the 21 Taras Tantra.

Tara teaches us to befriend our fears and embody the wisdom that is within each of us. Through guided meditations, mantra recitation, and inspiring stories about real women you will gain knowledge and personal experience about the myriad qualities of these Taras.

In this retreat we will meditate, chant mantra, do gentle yoga, and experience community. There will be plenty of time for your rest and integration of the practices.

All are welcome. No prior meditation or yoga experience required.

Fee (various documents for the seminar): about 15-30 francs. Can be paid directly on site.

Registration for online participation

The Dana for the teacher is not included in the course fee and can be given by each participant individually during the course.

Apply for streaming access:

Association membership
You are not registered as a member of the association on your website. Become a member to support us and recieve a reduction on your contribution to the streaming costs. Or contact us at stream@ganden.ch if you already are a member (Streaming contribution regular: CHF 200, contribution as a member of our association: CHF 165).

COVID-19 pandemic
The association Ganden Chökhor is facing an existential challenge due to the loss of overnight income during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, many members of the Sangha are also facing great financial problems. People who cannot afford the full course fee due to the COVID-19 pandemic can contact corona@ganden.ch before course registration. A reduction of the course fee including Dana of 50% of the full price can be arranged. (CHF 100 for the current course)

Event sponsoring
Better situated participants now have the opportunity to support the event as event sponsors. The Ganden Chökhor Association would like to thank all sponsors and helpers who make it possible for us to continue to run the center and to have digital access to Lodro Rinpoche's teachings in these difficult times! Further information...

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15. June, 18:00
19. June, 15:00
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Ganden Chökhor
Pradaschier 20
Churwalden, 7075 Schweiz
+41 76 533 53 57