Mandala Dance Retreat

Friday - Sunday, October 21st—23rd
Time: 7:00 pm Fri. (@ Sakya Monastery), Noon - 9:00 pm Sat. (@ Taoist Institute), 1:30 - 6:30 pm Sun. (@ Sakya Monastery)
Contact Gail at (425)214-3392 or for more info and registration.

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.