Fresh Eyes on Green Tara

Are you looking to begin or deepen your Green Tara practice? This summer at Dawn Mountain we will be hosting a Green Tara mini-series with teachers Lama Rigzin Drolma, Claire Villarreal PHD, and Nathaniel Rich PHD, as well as a mini-retreat by donation to learn to how to do your own Green Tara retreat at home!

Mini Series

Three Tuesdays during which you will get to know the practice enough to bring it home, and much rich context to help you internalize it as well.

July 18, August 1, August 15 7:00-8:30 pm CT

Come begin or refresh your connection to Green Tara. Tender as spring, swift as the wind, she is your healing friend. With Lama Rigzin Drolma sharing the gem of Adzom Drukpa’s sweet Tara practice, and Dawn Mountain Instructors Claire Villarreal Ph.D. long time meditation teacher practitioner of Green Tara and Nathanial Rich, PH.D. an editor of the 84,000 who will reach back in time to bring us sutra tales of Buddhas own relationship with Tara. 

Mini Retreat

Saturday, August 26, 9:30 am CT – 12:00 pm CT
The mini Retreat will show us the power of sitting with Tara for a more sustained period, and also how to conduct a personal retreat on this practice.
This retreat is open to all who attend these Tara Teaching Tuesdays, and to anyone who has received instructions on this practice in this lineage.
It is free, with donations to Dawn Mountain appreciated.
We are delighted that Claire and Nathanial will be bringing their own practice and training into the retreat alongside Lama Rigzin Drolma.

Get a taste of Green Tara with this short video:

Anne C. Klein, Lama Rigzin Drolma, M.A., Ph.D.

Professor in Religion and former Chair, Rice University, author/ translator of seven books, including Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse and the forthcoming Lamp Lighting the Path. A Founding Teacher of Dawn Mountain.

Nathaniel Rich, M.A., Ph.D.

84,000: Translating the Words of the Buddha, Translation Team and Grants Committee member; Buddhist Texts Translation Initiative (Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara), Visiting Scholar and Executive Committee member.

Claire Villareal, P.H.D.

Claire has been wondering about the nature of reality most of my life and practicing various forms of Buddhism since 1997.  She’s meditated her way around India, Nepal, and Thailand, with pilgrimages to Tibet.  She’s been practicing Buddhism since 1997, teaching meditation since 2004, completed a PhD on Tibetan Buddhism and contemplative ways of knowing in 2015 at Rice University, worked for Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism, and is now a digital nomad and meditation instructor.  Things that blow her mind include science, great storytelling, and Spinning.

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