Movement and Meditation of Tara Retreat

Friday, October 20th
7:00 - 9:00 pm at Sakya Monastery
Suggested donation: $15 (if not attending full Retreat*)

The Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara is a movement meditation in the Vajrayana tradition. It is a non-sectarian practice based on a traditional Tibetan text in which Tara’s 21 aspects are praised for the purpose of sending the blessings and healing of each of the qualities to all beings. In this retreat, the dancers are led into a Mandala of dance and instructed in the subtlety of sacred movement and mudras (hand gestures). Participants learn experientially the philosophy, meditations, and visualizations of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice. At the end of the workshop the dancers will be adorned with saris (traditional Indian dress provided) and will dance for the community in an offering ritual. There is no dance experience necessary, men and women welcome.

Mandala Dance Retreat (3 day) - Parvati Forrest Burke
Cost is $108-150 (scholarships available upon request). Tuition includes sari rental and text.
Day 1 Movement and Meditation of Tara See above for details (*Included in cost of retreat)
Day 2 Saturday, Oct. 21st: Noon - 6:00 pm (Taoist Institute, 225 N. 70th St., Seattle, 98103)
Day 3 Sunday, Oct. 22nd: 10:00 - Noon (Spectrum Dance Theater, 800 Lake Washington Blvd. Seattle, then 2:00 - 8:00 pm at Sakya Monastery

Contact Gail for more info and registration at (425) 214-3392 or

Parvati Forrest Burke will lead the retreat. She is the Assistant Director of the International Tara Dhatu Student Teacher program leading Mandala workshops all over the country. For a full bio go to:


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