Tara is the embodiment of enlightened mind, a manifestation of our own deepest wisdom.
In this half day retreat, we will examine her many forms and the wonderful symbolism that surrounds them. We will also do simple practices together that help us to connect with her awakened wisdom and to manifest her love and power in our daily lives.
No prior experience is required. You have only to bring an open mind.
James William Coleman has a PhD from UCSB with a specialty in the Sociology of Religion. He is the author of The New Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2001) and The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature (Wisdom Publications, 2017). He is one of the founding members of the White Heron Sangha, and has practiced in all three traditions of Western Buddhism. He has been authorized to teach meditation by both Reb Anderson Roshi of the Zen tradition and Lama Palden Drolma of the Vajrayana tradition.
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:30AM - 1:00PM
Where: This retreat is at our new meditation center in Avila Village, behind the Woodstone Marketplace, near the Bob Jones Trail: White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (map and pictures). Parking is alongside the buildings with overflow parking behind Blue Heron Realty. Do not park in front of Woodstone Marketplace! See the arrows for parking in the bottom photo. Our building is circled.
Cost: The retreat is given without charge, but dana is welcomed.
Registration: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions you can call James at 805 550 6908 or Claudia at 805 801 1590.
Bring a lunch if you want to hang out and talk afterwards.