with Kay Cooper and Gordon McDougall
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January, 9:30-17:00
Tara is a meditational deity in Tibetan Buddhism and the embodiment of the compassionate action of all the Buddhas. If you would like to discover more about the practice of Tara or to just have an experience of what meditating on Tara is all about, then this weekend is for you.
Each day Kay and Gordon will gently lead three or four sessions of the sadhana (practice manual), incorporating lam-rim subjects and advise on developing visualisations. The structure and content of the sadhana will be explored in detail and there will be discussion on Tara herself, what her symbolism means and the particular benefits of meditating on this swift female Buddha of Compassion.
There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the day to ask questions and share experiences to help develop confidence in the practice and bring the mind closer to the blessings of Tara. You are welcome to participate in one or both of the practice days whether you have had an initiation or not.
Kay and Gordon have led many classes and meditation retreats in both the UK and overseas. Kay was previously the FPMT UK coordinator and Gordon is currently an editor for the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, having previously been the Spiritual Programme Coordinator at Jamyang Buddhist Centre London. Kay and Gordon look forward to the opportunity to share their love of the Tara practice with you. Please bring some healthy vegetarian food for a shared lunch.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm a place. Suggested donation £25 per day.