Being Tara: Transcending Fear through Song and Dance

with Kristine McCutcheon

July 2nd—July 4th

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  • $119.00 Full Tuition
  • $59.50 Tuition Assistance 1

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TARA

Tara Practice: Transcending fear through song and dance.

Tara is a Buddhist female deity of compassion. Meditating on Tara helps practitioners overcome their fears and anxieties and relate to ones world more fully. Although she arises in many colours, her most popular energies manifest as peaceful White Tara, who brings healing, long life and tranquillity; and the dynamic Green Tara, who overcomes obstacles, and protects from fears. We will be working with all colours
The practice of Tara is for all of us — whatever stage of life. We will explore various ways of meditating with Tara — including song and dance — in order to go beyond the many faces of fear that confront us in daily life and open our hearts to others.

What to Expect

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There will be periods of sitting and short discussions and periods of movement and  contemplation and singing. The program will be quite fluid with much variation. We will talk about how we understand and recognize our fears and how we work with  them in daily life. We will be using a Tara practice that is song and dance as taught  by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.

 

 

Who can Attend?

Anyone can attend. Feel free to bring a friend.

  • People who are interested in deepening the connection between meditation and  meditation in action.
  • Especially welcome are those with beginners mind who are open to exploring  meditation in motion.
  • This is a Buddhist practice, based on Buddhist teachings. Ideally one has  entered that path by taking the Refuge vow. But that is not required for  participation.

What to Bring

Wear comfortable clothes and, if you want bring a flowing scarf. • We may well be outside a lot depending on the weather and Covid restrictions so  please bring layers.

All materials are included. Copies of songs and chants.

White Tara Sadhana

You may practise White Tara with the group, but in order to receive a copy of the text to practise on your own, you must have taken refuge and received the lung. The lung will be offered at the program.

Those who have taken refuge may purchase the White Tara Sadhana, written by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche, if they wish to. Copies will be available for sale for $14 + gst.  If you have taken refuge, you can opt to purchase the Sadhana on your registration form under "Optional Items," and the cost will be added to your Guest Statement.

Kristine McCutcheon
Kristine McCutcheon is a householder yogi in the Shambhala tradition. Whose  buddhist practice includes completing a 3 year retreat, studying with Ven. Thrangu  Rinpoche, Khenpo Rinpoche, Pema Chodron and her heart teacher Sakyong Mipham  Rinpoche. Kristine lives with her husband in Cape Breton between the mountain and  ocean.

Repeaters will receive a 50% discount on the tuition portion.  If you are a repeater, simply email Guest Services for the discount code to enter during registration.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ACCOMMODATIONS

ONLY CHOOSE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY IF you are attending the program with a friend or partner, otherwise you may still be charged the single price for the room, cabin, or tent.

White Tara Sadhana

You may practise White Tara with the group, but in order to receive a copy of the text to practise on your own, you must have taken refuge and received the lung. The lung will be offered at the program.

Those who have taken refuge may purchase the White Tara Sadhana, written by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche, if they wish to. Copies will be available for sale for $14 + gst.  If you have taken refuge, you can opt to purchase the Sadhana on your registration form under "Optional Items," and the cost will be added to your Guest Statement.

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