White Tara - A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Colin Cordner

August 19th—October 28th

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This recorded on-line course is a fascinating introduction to the short, daily White Tara visualization practice (or sadhana). White Tara is one of the most popular and famous Buddhist bodhisattvas of compassion. This is a practice traditionally particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened.

The recorded portions of the course can be done at your own pace and schedule. The lung (or reading transmission by an authorized teacher) is provided, which grants permission to make the sadhana one’s own personal, at-home practice. The course includes both live and recorded practice and discussion sessions. The recorded talks include lectures on the science and tradition of compassion practices, extensive instruction on sadhana meditations in general, and on White Tara practices in particular.

The live sessions will be hosted by a teacher from the Ottawa Shambhala Centre and they are open to all, (donations are welcome.)

Said to have emanated from the tears of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to witness the suffering of all beings, and to soothe fear, calm anguish, and heal suffering—both individual and communal—and extend life.

Prerequisite: This course is open to practitioners who have a grounding in mindfulness meditation (at least one year) and who are ready to commit to a compassion practice.


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Please register for the recorded talks. (Note: OSC Educators are encouraged to employ the generosity policy, as this course is offered as subsidized training.)

About the Teacher(s)
Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978. As Buddhist practitioner since the early 1970’s, she became a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, and was empowered as an acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2000.

Colin Cordner, Ph.D, is a Shambhala Meditation Guide, and a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Greek & Roman Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.