White Tara Retreat
Tara is a female enlightened one in the Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist pantheon and a meditation practice which offers students the opportunity to expand and clarify their understanding of their own minds and the nature of life itself.
White Tara in general is the manifestation of bodhicitta and the enlightend activities of all the Buddhas, and in particular she promotes the qualities of health, healing, peace, prosperity and long life. White Tara is practiced by all four major schools of Tibetan buddhism, and she has been the main meditation deity practice for many well-known scholars and mahasiddhas in both India and Tibet. She is seen as the beautiful loving and wise mother figure. As a mother to all children sentient beings, she is inspired to rescue us all from fearful situations in life.
This White Tara retreat will be led by Venerable Jigme Rinpoche providing an opportunity for students to make a connection with mother Tara and draw closer to developing her enlightned qualities in our self. According to Terton Karma Lingpa, “ultimately, she is the very nature of the Dharmakaya- the ultimate nature or essence of the enlightened mind, which is uncreated, free from the limits of conceptual elaboration, empty of inherent existence, naturally radiant, beyong duality and spacious like the sky” her meditation practice is a means for attaining liberations.