Tara Dance has been blessed and supported by H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche, the previous Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpche, the previous Kalu Rinpoche, and the previous Bokar Rinpoche. It has been performed for His Holiness Karmapa.
Prema Dasara will teach three Tara dances at KTD in a program running from Saturday evening June 1 through Sunday evening June 2
The dances in these sessions are based in simple movements that require no special training, anyone can do them. What makes them extraordinary and effective are the meditations. The meditations are designed to awaken the innate capacity of the heart. Resting in wisdom, radiating love, a special energy field is generated and a sense of comfort and stability experienced. In this exceptional environment deep insight arises.
Saturday 7:00 – 8:30 PM Dancing Tara, a movement meditation
Sunday 10:30 AM – NOON Dancing White Tara of the Six Shields
Sunday 2:30 – 4:00 PM Dancing the 8 Precious Offerings
Full KTD pricing and lodging information below
About Prema Dasara
Here is an account by Prema Dasara, Dance Master of the Tara Dhatu, of a 1995 interview with H. E. Tai Situ Rinpoche that has guided the work of the Tara Dhatu dancers until now:
“He told us that the dance had become not only a practice that was an accumulation of merit, but also an accumulation of wisdom. He felt that in the dance the women had achieved a level of meditative absorption. After the dance we met and he told me that it was a lineage practice and that I was the Dance Master. He asked me to be very careful about letting the dance out of my hand, very careful about who I allowed to teach. He said that as a lineage practice it was precious, a vehicle of enlightened mind. He asked me not to allow it to degenerate into some form of external worship.”
Prema Dasara has been an international teacher of sacred dance and dharma for over 30 years. She is the creator of the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara, a profound practice that is a vehicle of empowerment, calling forth from dancers and audience the highest expression of wisdom and compassion. Her dances have been offered to some of the greatest Tibetan masters; His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche, His Eminence Jamgon Kongrul, with their blessing and encouragement.
Prema is the Spiritual and Creative Director of Tara Dhatu, a non-profit organization formed to preserve the integrity of sacred dance practice with presently over 90 centers around the globe. Her work is timely and timeless, a bridge between eastern and western expressions of ancient wisdom, revealing the underlying power of unified feminine spiritual energy to heal and transform oneself and the world.
KTD Registration and Lodging Information; call 845-679-5906 ext. 3 to register!
Full Program $70/$58 KTD members
Individual Session $30/$24 KTD members
Room and Board:
Private Room $96 per night /$77 per night KTD members
Shared Room $77 per person per night /$62 per person per night KTD members
Dorm $48 per night/$40 per night KTD members
All room and board options include 3 vegetarian meals a day.
Meals for Those not Staying at KTD
Breakfast $8.00/$6 KTD members
Lunch $10/$8 KTD members
Dinner $8/$6 KTD members
All photos and video from the Tara Dhatu website. May All Beings Benefit!