Tara Dhatu First Annual Monlam Festival in Brazil

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For centuries, Tibetan monastic communities have held annual prayer festivals, called monlams. These special occasions present communal prayers and ritual practices, often sacred dance, for the well being of the buddhadharma and all beings.

In this same spirit, Tara Dhatu will holdits ownprayer festival in Brasilia, Brazil May 23-27, 2018.

Featuring one hundred and eight Tara dancers from around the world, the festival will include free public events in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Anyone can participate as a dancer, a meditating supporter or a witness.

Tara Dhatu is an international organization dedicated to empowering and uplifting humanity through the sacred arts. Prema Dasara, creatrix of the Tara Dance and Spiritual and Creative Director of Tara Dhatu, together with international student teachers, maintain a schedule of international classes and dance performances.

The Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara is a unique form of meditative practice. Participants ‘become’ Tara by dancing Her 21 Praises. They embody a felt sense of the goddess Tara by engaging in ritual hand and body gestures called mudras. The meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘mudra’ translates as ‘closure’ or ‘seal’. Many people think of mudras as only hand movements, but in truth when we use our whole body as a mudra we are affecting the energy flow of the psycho-physical constituents of our Being.
— Phyllis Moses—Level Three Tara Dhatu Teacher. Coordinates in the Puget Sound area of Washington, USA