Practices

Monthly online Tara practice with Rachael

A new online Tara practice group will begin Thursday, October 29th at 7pm EDT! We will meet approximately every fourth Thursday of the month via Zoom. The group is hosted by Bhumisparsha, an emerging tantric Buddhist community. You don't have to register - when it's time, just click the button and you will be in the right spot for our practice together.

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The group will start with the sadhana of Green Tara, and continue every month with the practice for the next emanation.  Rachael will begin with teachings about each Tara and then lead a guided meditation. 

Upcoming dates: coming soon

White Tara with the Three Jeweled Mudra
In this audio recording, Rachael reads the chapter, "White Tara with the Three Jeweled Mudra". The recording also includes a guided meditation practice on White Tara, which is included in the chapter.

Special Orange Tara Practice
This is an audio recording of a Special Orange Tara Practice our local group did to lend our hearts and spirits to those suffering from the effects of the two pandemics gripping our nation–that of systemic racism and of Covid-19. There is a longstanding tradition in Tibetan Buddhism of practicing Orange Tara Who Protects from All Illnesses during epidemics. 
 
In this practice, I joined teachings from two emanations of Tara: Orange Poverty Removing Tara and Orange Tara who Protects from All Illnesses.  In the first half hour, I discuss  these aspects of Tara as they relate to what is happening in our local communities, our nation, and around the globe.  The second half hour (starting at 25:24), is a guided meditation focused on Orange Tara who Protects from All Illnesses.  This is done in the manner of the full sadhana practice that our group does each month, which includes a few extra steps that aren’t in the book. Please use the practice as you feel called.