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Community Support

Community Support and Practice Offerings

Tara Mandala will be offering a variety of support to the community and broader world in the form of Facebook Live events, free teachings and content. This section will be updated weekly with new offerings. * To find exact times of all events in your area click here

Upcoming Community Offerings

21 Taras Weekly Guided Meditation with Lopön Chandra Easton. Fridays, 10-11:15am PDT

All are welcome to join and experience the practice of one of the 21 Taras as a guided meditation with Lopön Chandra. Each week we will practice one of the Taras we have learned in the online program for that week, or a Tara that is particularly potent and needed for our current time. Chandra will provide a PDF of the text through the chat function during class for you to read on your device. No need for prior experience, or to be in the online course, all are welcome. No need to register.

Practices will occur every Friday from 10-11:15am PDT unless otherwise noted on our google calendar. Please check there weekly for any updates or cancellations. All classes are offered on the Zoom platform. Please note on the calendar the new password requirement for security reasons.

Please consider offering dana if you are able, you may send dana to Lopon Chandra via Paypal to: shunyatayoga@gmail.com.

Chöd Practice Schedule with Karla Jackson-Brewer. August to October 2020

Chöd is a powerful method to feed and not fight that which consumes us. In this, we weave a thread of resolution through global and personal challenges. Karla Jackson-Brewer offers this practice of supreme generosity, which is chanted through singing beautiful melodies, and accompanied with a traditional Chöd drum, bell, and thighbone trumpet.

Please remember that Karla is offering these at no cost, and dāna offerings are very welcome. Offer dāna to Karla – click here.

Schedule

August 2, Sunday (11am – 12pm EDT)
August 3, Monday (7pm – 8pm EDT)
August 9, Sunday (11am – 12pm EDT)
August 17, Monday (7pm – 8pm EDT)
August 30, Sunday (11am – 12pm EDT)
September 20, Sunday (11am – 12pm EDT)
September 21, Monday (7pm – 8pm EDT)
September 27, Sunday (11am – 12pm EDT)
October 4, Sunday (11am – 12pm EDT)
October 5, Monday (7pm – 8pm EDT)
October 18, Sunday (11am – 12pm EDT)
October 19, Monday (7pm – 8pm EDT)

Join all sessions via Zoom Meeting at this link. Click here.

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Password: 455862

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Tara Calls To Practice

6th Tara Meditation and Mantra Recitation for Racial Justice

Ongoing mantra accumulation. Mantra counts and practice supports at our website (click here) or Facebook (click here)

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton leads us in the visualization and mantra recitation for the 6th Tārā, Drölma Jigjé Chenmo (Skt. Tārā Mahābairavā), “Great Fierce One Who Completely Destroys Negativity”.

At this time, we pray to the Sixth Tārā in the spirit of racial justice, where we beseech her to obliterate the negative psychological states that cause and perpetuate systems of oppression such as white supremacy and racism. The recent events of police killings of unarmed Black people is a painful reminder of how we need to continue to work and pray for this historical and cultural ‘insanity’ to stop now.

Count your mantras and offer them to our global total. Visit this link where you can submit your mantra counts and find practice support materials, including a guided meditation and explanation from Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton. If you are on Facebook, please submit your mantra counts in the COMMENTS of the post at this link. We will be counting the mantras and updating the totals. The Tara Mandala community will be practicing every day with you. Thank you for your practice and may we accumulate Tara’s energy in ending injustice and oppression in all its manifestations, and the immeasurable suffering it causes.

20th Tara Meditation and Mantra Recitation for the Coronavirus

Ongoing mantra accumulation. Mantra counts and practice supports at our website (click here) or Facebook (click here)

The 20th Tara, Ritrö Loma Gyönma, is known as the Tara who gives protection against diseases and epidemics. She is a Tara of the forest and wears medicinal leaves as her clothing. Count your mantras and offer them to our global total. Visit this link where you can submit your mantra counts and find practice support materials of via Facebook at this link with the hashtags #Tara20Mantra. Thank you for your practice and may we accumulate Tara’s energy and healing in relieving this current global situation.

Recent Community Offerings

6th Tara Practice for Racial Justice – 2nd offering, with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (offered on June 7). Watch on Facebook » | Watch on Vimeo »
6th Tara Practice for Racial Justice – 1st offering, with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (offered on May 31). Watch on Facebook » | Watch on Vimeo »
• Transmission (Lung) Explanation and Q&A, with Lama Tsultrim Allione (offered on April 27). Watch on Facebook »
• Feeding Your Demons® Online Certification Q&A, with Lama Tsultrim Allione (offered on April 24). Watch on Facebook »
• Earth Day Guided Meditation, with Lama Tsultrim Allione (offered on April 22). Watch on Facebook »
• 20th Tara Practice: Meditation and Mantra Recitation (Session 2) for the Coronavirus, with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (offered on April 12). Watch on Facebook » | Watch on Youtube »
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Compassion Practice for the Coronavirus, with Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen (offered on April 5). Watch on Facebook » | Watch on Youtube »
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Chöd practice (of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche) for the Coronavirus, with Lama Tsultrim Allione (offered on March 29). Watch on Facebook » | Watch on Youtube »
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20th Tara Practice: Meditation and Mantra Recitation (Session 1) for the Coronavirus, with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (offered on March 22). Watch on Facebook » | Watch on Youtube »
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Feeding Your Demons® for the Coronavirus, with Lama Tsultrim (offered on March 15). Watch on Facebook » | Watch on Youtube »

Satellite Sangha Offerings

Review what is being offered in the calendar below. If you want to connect with a local sangha and not sure if there is one near you please look here. Email Jenn Fahey, our Satellite Sangha Coordinator at tmsanghas@taramandala.org with any questions. Types of practices being offered include Green Tara, Chöd, Feeding Your Demons, Shamatha, Guided Compassion meditations and more.  All practices listed below are in Mountain Time. Click here for a time zone converter.

August 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Prajnaparamita Practice
  • Online Meditation Group with Debra Quayle
2
  • Chod practice with Karla Jackson Brewer
3
  • Chod-Totnes, UK
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Chod practice with Karla Jackson Brewer
4
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
5
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Prajnaparamita Practice
  • SFDC: Well of Being Weds w/ Lopon Chandra & Eve Ekman
6
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha
  • Parchangma Chöd practice w/ Anna Raithel via Zoom
7
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • 21 Taras Practice w/ Lopön Chandra Easton (open to all)
8
  • Prajnaparamita Practice
  • Online Meditation Group with Debra Quayle
9
  • Chod practice with Karla Jackson Brewer
  • Online Meditation - Greater Los Angeles Sangha
10
  • Chod-Totnes, UK
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Mandala of the 5 Wisdom Dakini Practice
11
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
12
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Green Tara Practice
  • SFDC: Well of Being Weds w/ Lopon Chandra & Eve Ekman
13
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha
  • Parchangma Chöd practice w/ Lopön Chandra and Anna Raithel via Zoom
  • Chod Online - Greater Los Angeles Sangha
14
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • 21 Taras Practice w/ Lopön Chandra Easton (open to all)
15
  • Prajnaparamita Practice
  • Online Meditation Group with Debra Quayle
16
17
  • Chod-Totnes, UK
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Chod practice with Karla Jackson Brewer
18
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Green Tara Peer Practice
19
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Chattanooga TM Sangha
  • BBIPOC Meditation Group with Karla Jackson Brewer
  • SFDC: Well of Being Weds w/ Lopon Chandra & Eve Ekman
20
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Prajnaparamita practice
  • Parchangma Chöd practice w/ Lopön Chandra and Anna Raithel via Zoom
21
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • 21 Taras Practice w/ Lopön Chandra Easton (open to all)
22
  • Prajnaparamita Practice
  • Online Meditation Group with Debra Quayle
23
  • Online Meditation - Greater Los Angeles Sangha
24
  • Chod-Totnes, UK
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Mandala of the 5 Wisdom Dakini Practice
25
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
26
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Chattanooga TM Sangha
  • SFDC: Well of Being Weds w/ Lopon Chandra & Eve Ekman
27
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • Green Tara practice
  • Parchangma Chöd practice w/ Lopön Chandra and Anna Raithel via Zoom
  • Chod Online - Greater Los Angeles Sangha
28
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice
  • 21 Taras Practice w/ Lopön Chandra Easton (open to all)
29
  • Prajnaparamita Practice
  • Online Meditation Group with Debra Quayle
30
  • Chod practice with Karla Jackson Brewer
31
  • Chod-Totnes, UK
  • Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis practice