Reflection on the Meaning of the Initiation into the Twenty-one Taras
As the time for the initiation into the Twenty-one Taras approaches, I wanted to write about what having received this initiation in 1995 has meant to me, and what it might mean for those of you who decide to participate at the end of the month.
Virtual Book Launch Welcomes TARA into the World!
Our book launch, which took place April 28th, was a wonderful ceremony by all rights!
You might ask: Ceremony? After the event was over, my anxiety about the virtual technology, the Zoom Webinar format, of the launch subsided. (Many thanks to Matt Arion of Apple Buddy fame for helping us set that up. I think I might start calling him Apple Buddha!)
In the relaxed, open space of the following week-end, I was able to take in what had been created by my friends and supporters. I realized that our efforts had all the makings of an initiation ceremony. It takes a loving community to plan, carry out, and celebrate the completion of a ceremony.
Increasing the Vibration of Love through Tara Practices
First of all, I send you heartfelt greetings of love wherever you are at this moment….in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, or any other place on our beautiful and beloved home, planet Earth. This is an extraordinary time, which has generated intense emotional states in all of us across the globe.
Most of us have had moments of overwhelming fear, grief, anger, or helplessness. The following short practices calm the sympathetic nervous system, grounding us more deeply in the peace of our compassionate hearts.