Tara Puja - with Geshe Ngawang Tharchin

Event Date: 
November 7, 2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Join us, with Geshe Ngawang Tharchin, for a group meditation practice of Tara.  You are welcome to bring offerings: a wholesome snack or flowers, and something for a shared lunch afterwards.
Tara the Liberator, liberating us from samsara. Tara, the feminine aspect of the Buddha.  The Four Mandala Offerings to Cittamani Tara is a great way to clear away obstacles to work, relationships, and disharmony in your life. 
“There are so many inner obstacles to the development of your mind, and these inner obstacles create many outer obstacles. Therefore, for the success of your Dharma practice, of your actualizing the graduated path to enlightenment, you must rely upon a special deity, or Buddha, such as Tara.”
- Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche; Kopan Monastery, May 1987

Many Indian yogis relied on Tara, including Lama Atisha, who depended on Tara throughout his life for instructions. Before accepting Tibetan King Yeshe O’s invitation to re-establish and spread the dharma in Tibet, Lama Atisha asked Tara. She told him it would shorten his lifespan but product vast benefit. Choosing vast benefit, he travelled to Tibet where he composed "Lamp for the Path to Buddhahood", which is how the "Stages of the Path" genre began.
As Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises, by doing Tara’s prayers and mantras, many challenges in life can be resolved: liberating from untimely death; helping recovery from disease; bringing success in business; helping find a job; bringing wealth; helping couples conceive a child; and so forth. Through the Tara practice, you can obtain any happiness of this life that you wish (because it will gradually change your mind into virtue).  Geshe Ngawang Tharchin leads the puja, including making tormas for the puja earlier in the morning.


501 Templemead Drive (near Upper Ottawa & Rymal)
Hamilton, ON
Phone: (905)-296-3728