ONLINE • Green Tara: Enlightened Feminine Wisdom in Action
Dr. Nashalla Nyinda
September 24–26, 2021
- $75.00 – Subsidized Tuition
- $150.00 – Standard Tuition
- $200.00 – Supporting Tuition
** This program has been canceled. We anticipate rescheduling this program soon! Thanks for your patience. **
Green Tara is the ultimate manifestation of sacred female enlightenment and activity. Her 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.
Green Tara is said to have been born from the tears of the great compassionate Buddha, Chenrezig (Avalokitesvara). 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.
Green Tara is practiced in all aspects of Tibetan society, Her mantra is among the most common and profound. The mantra is said to be the sound that 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. The mantra is praised for alleviating not only worldly turmoils, fears, and obstacles, but indeed any suffering within all three realms.
See Nashalla Nyinda’s enriching article on Green Tara, her place in the context in Buddhist culture, and the lore around her activities in our SMC blog.
Note: This practice is related to the Kriya Yoga Tantra, involving purification of body, mind and speech. Thus one avoids consuming meat or alcohol before practice. Most commonly one does the practice in the mornings before eating. While the practice does not require long term vegetarianism, we will observe a vegetarian diet during the weekend as we practice and accumulate mantras.
Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda, Menpa, TMD began studying Tibetan Medicine in 1999. Encouraged by her root teacher, The Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, she interned at Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute’s Clinic in Darjeeling, India for two years. Nashalla’s Menpa degree was conferred in 2009 by Qinghai Tibetan Medical College and The Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine. She founded The Sowa Birthing Method, a bodywork series geared at decreasing medical intervention and postpartum depression. Her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from Naropa University focused on Asian Medicines and Buddhist Psychology. Nashalla went to the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture for a Masters of Acupuncture in the Classical Five-Element lineage. She teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Naropa University, and lectures on Buddhism, meditation and Asian healing traditions worldwide to Tibetan and Western students, practitioners, doctors. Nashalla directs the Nyinda Clinic of Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing in Boulder, Colorado.