Green Tara: Enlightened Feminine Wisdom in Action
February 28–March 1, 2020
Green Tara is said to have been born from the tears of the great compassionate Buddha, Chenrezig. She is the ultimate manifestation of sacred female enlightenment and activity. With one foot in the meditative posture, one in the world, she represents an ability to summon all beings from all realms and provide the swift action of enlightened feminine wisdom.
Practiced in all aspects of Tibetan society, her mantra is among the most common and profound. Praised for alleviating not only worldly turmoils, fears, and obstacles, but indeed any suffering within all three realms. Tara’s enlightened activity teaches us how to embrace and embody compassion in action.
In this retreat, you will learn the short Green Tara practice and mantra. The meaning behind the mantra is said to be the sound which fills all worlds, all space, form, and formless realms, bringing answers and assistance to realms of desire and fulfilling the wishes of beings who call upon her in times of need and fear.
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Note: This practice is related to the Kriya Yoga Tantra. Thus one avoids consuming meat or alcohol before practice. Most commonly one does the practice in the mornings before eating and does not require long term vegetarianism. We will observe a vegetarian diet during the weekend as we will be practicing and accumulating mantras.
Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda TMD, LMT began the study of Tibetan Medicine in 1999 and started treating with permission in 2004. She was then encouraged by her teacher, VV Thrangu Rinpoche, to complete her medical studies continuing in India. Nashalla earned her Menpa degree (Doctor of Tibetan Medicine) from Qinghai Tibetan Medical College, Tibet and The Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine in 2009. She has an Interdisciplinary Studies BA from Naropa University, with a focus on Asian Medicines and Buddhist Psychology. She has taught these techniques worldwide to Tibetan and western students, practitioners, and doctors, and is an Adjunct Professor at Naropa. Nashalla and husband, Dr. Tsundu S. Nyinda, operate the Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing Clinic in Boulder, Colorado.