Tara Tuesdays: I am Tara, Transformer of Poison
The Noble Goddess Tara is the manifestation of our innate wisdom, compassion and power. Join us to dance her praises in a unique and empowering sacred dance lineage that draws from Indian Classical dance, Tibetan Buddhism and Dances of Universal Peace, among others. By embodying Tara's qualities, we reconnect with our own enlightened nature. In that way, we receive the tools and the outlook we need to move through the world with light and love, sharing our gifts and transforming obstacles into realization.
We will be dancing Tara's 21 Qualities in 21 colors of the rainbow, focusing on Tara #18, Transformer of Poison. She is white, tinged with peacock blue. The peacock, in Tibetan iconography, represents our ability to take the difficulties that life presents to us, and transmute them into beauty, meaning, and accomplishment. It is said that the peacock is able to ingest poisonous plants to create its iridescent, magnificent feathers. What do we wish to transform in our lives? How can that transformation take place? We will be using teachings, dance and meditation to access answers and reawaken our latent capacity for transformation.
You may dress in white with peacock blue accents like a scarf or jewelry. Feel free to wear/bring a crown as well.
No experience necessary. $15 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Anjali, co-founder of the Austin Tara Circle, will be leading the practice. She is a student of Prema Dasara and HeatherAsh Amara and has received numerous teachings from masters ranging from HH the Dalai Lama to Thich Nhat Hanh.