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Making Praises to the 21 Taras

Repeats every 47 weeks until Sat Dec 14 2019 . Also includes Sat Mar 16 2019, Sat Jun 15 2019, Sat Jul 20 2019, Sat Aug 17 2019, Sat Oct 19 2019, Sat Nov 16 2019.
1:00 pm Saturday, January 19, 2019

   

Our precious spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, advised us to recite 100,000 Praises to the 21 Taras to create the causes and remove obstacles for the next Light of the Path Retreat.

This is an amazing chance to create merit!  Geshe Gelek often talks about the merit of doing Tara practice, and how Lama Atisha made this his main practice. Then add to that, we are following the advice of an amazing and powerful teacher, Wow Wow Wow!  On top of that, we are creating the causes for the next Light of the Path retreat, which benefits so many beings.  It's a triple deluxe bonus of merit!

To fulfill Rinpoche's wishes, we will have group chanting of the praises as well as counting the praises we do in our personal practices.  We're making this a monthly celebration, when we will bring the Taras into the middle of the gompa onto a special altar where we can be close to them, and as a group we'll circumambulate the Taras while chanting their praises. We will track our praises and the Center will add them to the count for all of us.

Come and join in this community practice!

Tara is a female Buddha whose qualities include enlightened action and swiftly removing obstacles (Tara's 21 aspects are represented in statues on our altar). Geshe Gelek translated this special practice for us, The Practice of Tara that Fulfills All Wishes, and assures us that this will greatly benefit not just our center and community, but have the best benefit of helping all sentient beings.

Geshe-la's  teacher, (the former Abbot of Sera Je Monastery) Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek, also said when he visited in 2011 that we have a special connection to Tara, so doing her practice is incredibly beneficial for our community, harmony working together, and the success of Kadampa Center.

Traditionally the offerings for the sangha and altar are sponsored by Dharma students, especially if they want to dedicate the merit to their loved ones in need of support and prayers. Sponsorship of Tara practice is $125.

Please click here to sponsor Tara practice.

If you wish to add your own personal count of Tara praises to our overall community's count, you can do so here.

If you'd like to know more about sponsoring a puja, please contact pujas@kadampa-center.org for instructions about making the donation and sending your personal dedication.