Green Tara Practice

To attend a Green Tara practice session: use the Zoom button which appears near the bottom of this page 15 minutes prior to each session (ie, at 6:45pm on Tuesday).

The practice of Green Tara belongs to the vajrayana class of meditations. Tara is considered the embodiment of the activity of all the buddhas.

Green-Tara

Painting by Ben Barta

From an outer perspective, many turn to Green Tara to pacify obstacles in their spiritual and worldly pursuits, and from an inner perspective, the practice of Tara serves to tame our inner confusion and obscurations and reveal our inherent awakened nature.

In this ritual there is an emphasis on accumulating merit through the process of inviting and imagining the twenty-one Taras in the expanse before us, presenting offerings to them, and repeatedly chanting the well-known Praises to the Twenty-one Taras.

Please visit our Practice Resources section for Green Tara practice aids, including practice texts, notes on the practice, a video teaching and a demonstration of the mudras.

The Green Tara practice is slightly more complicated than the practice of Chenrezi, the other yidam practice done at KCC. Those new to this type of meditation may find Chenrezi more accessible.


Tuesdays

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The practice text is chanted in Tibetan on first, third and fifth Tuesdays.
The text is chanted in English on second and fourth Tuesdays.

On the second Tuesdays of each month, the session runs from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
On this night, Lama Eric walks participants through the meditation and offers a period of question and discussion afterwards.


Fourth Saturday

10:00 am – 11:00am
We also gather once a month on the fourth Saturday of the month and chant the practice in Tibetan.


Upcoming Events

Weekly Schedule

This is a list of regularly scheduled programs that are now conducted via Zoom. View our current schedule on the Full Calendar.

To access these sessions: use the Zoom button which appears near the bottom of the corresponding webpage 15 minutes prior to each session. Programs are linked below and on our calendar.

Sundays
Shamatha Meditation
9:00am - 11:00am
1st Sunday Half Day Sit
9:00am - 12:00am
Children's Program
2nd & 4th Sundays
9:00am - 11:00am
Shamatha Meditation
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mondays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Conversations Unlimited
8:30am - 10:00am
Conversation with Lama Michael Conklin
2nd Monday
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Death & Dying Study Group
1st & 3rd Tuesday
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Green Tara Practice
1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday in Tibetan; 2nd, 4th in English
7:00pm - 8:00pm
2nd w/instruction
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Chenrezi
1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday in Tibetan; 4th in English
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Chenrezi Study Group
2nd Wednesdays
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Mind Training
2nd & 4th Thursday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Newcomers Night
3rd Thursdays
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fridays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Saturdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Equanimity & Inclusion Study Group
3rd Saturday
10:00am - 12:00pm
Green Tara Practice (Tibetan)
4th Saturday
10:00am - 11:00am