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The Practice of Tara that Fulfills All Wishes

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November on the third Saturday until Sat Dec 15 2018 except Sat Mar 17 2018, Sat Jul 21 2018. Also includes Sat Jul 14 2018, Sat Dec 08 2018.
6:00 pm Saturday, January 20, 2018

   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. His 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.

The evening begins with making offerings of water, flowers, incense, light, perfume and food on a special offering table before Tara's altar, and all are welcome to join in making these offerings!

This practice is for all levels of students and is done in English. It begins at 6:00pm with the group setting up an altar of extensive waterbowl and sense offerings. Once that's finished, we say prayers that include the Praises to the 21 Taras, mantras, and the opportunity to do prostrations if desired.

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'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.