Green Tara Teachings and Practice
Facilitated by Venerable Samten
Dates: January 26, February 2, and February 9, 2021
Time: Tuesdays at 5:30 pm to ~7 pm PST (Los Angeles time zone)
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An amazing opportunity to receive guidance from a precious and devoted practitioner. Venerable Gyalten Samten will offer teachings and guidance on the traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice of Green Tara.
Green Tara represents the wisdom and compassion of all the enlightened beings in a female form. Meditating on Tara is a very powerful way to identify and connect with our own inner potential for wisdom and compassion, cultivate merit, and purify negativities. The practice also helps to eliminate many obstacles that interfere with our ability to cultivate our spiritual path and help others. The practices include meditation, prayers, and mantra recitation.
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Barkha Madan (Gyalten Samten) is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist order. Her first encounter with a Buddhist monastery was at the age of ten at Rumtek, Sikkim. The pristine beauty of the monastery combined with a playful interaction with young monks gave rise to a spontaneous wish to live there. However her pleas were labelled ‘whimsical’ and duly dismissed. In the spring of 2001, Barkha met His Holiness, the Dalai Lama at Dharamshala. Deeply influenced by the compassionate actions of His Holiness and the Buddhist philosophy - particularly the concept of Bodhicitta - she enrolled into a Buddhist philosophy course.
In 2012 embracing her inner calling she decided to give up her film career. Following the advise of Venerable Zopa Rinpoche she took ordination by the great Tibetan master His Eminence, Venerable Choden Rinpoche at Sera Jey Monastery, Karnataka, India. Since then she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, centre management and as a meditation facilitator at various Dharma Centres in India and the USA.