White Tara Practice - Online Offering

September 6th

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    Join us for White Tara Practice on the first Sunday of every month in the morning before our regular meditation practice. Open to everyone! Just click on the link below to join the online meeting from your device. 

    The ancient practice of Tara was transmitted by the Buddha, and it has passed down to us from an unbroken lineage of teachers over these many centuries. Tara is the embodiment of love and compassion, and as an emanation of enlightenment, she imbues these qualities with power. White Tara is particularly associated with realizing primordial wisdom and with removing obstacles to health and long life. She is depicted as holding the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel in her heart, and through connecting with her it is said that we can realize our beneficial desires which have integrity of purpose. 

    In doing the practice of Tara, we identify ourselves with her enlightened qualities and invoke her energy of protection to overcome obstacles to spiritual and physical health. In this way, her practice is especially meaningful in this time of crisis.

    Schedule

    8:30 AM Arrival

    8:45 AM Practice Starts (no late arrivals)

    9:30 AM Practice Concludes

    9:45 AM Transition into Sunday morning meditation and discussion

    Virtual offerings are bound to have technical hiccups, so bring your patience, willingness to learn, and sense of humor. 

    Technical Notes: In order to create smoother virtual arrivals, your camera and audio will be turned off when you enter Zoom. Once you are settled, you can turn your camera on if you’d like during the meditation. During the discussion, we ask that you stay muted until you’d like to speak. 

    Join here: https://zoom.us/j/756489800

    (Please note that this is the same zoom room as the later Sunday morning practice)

    You can also dial in by phone with the information below. Dial in participants will only receive audio and only be able to broadcast audio. 

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    +13462487799,,756489800# US (Houston)

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    Dial by your location

            +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

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            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

            +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

    Meeting ID: 756 489 800

    New to Zoom? For a quicker entry to the program, download the free software here. If you do not have the software you will be asked to download it when you click the link to join above. It’s best to download and test Zoom before the session. You do not need to download any software to dial in by phone. A brief Zoom orientation will be given before the practice starts.

    Technical Advice and Decorum Notes: 

    • In order to create smoother virtual arrivals, your camera and audio will be turned off when you enter Zoom. Once you are settled, you can turn your camera on. If possible, get and use a headset with headphones + microphone (this is helpful, but not required).
    • If you are using your smartphone or similar device, use reliable wifi rather than your data plan (unless data is more reliable for you).
    • Use video and plan to be seen by others (not just audio) - if possible. If you have weak wifi/data, turning video off will help. 
    • Put your screen/camera at eye level so you can sit up straight and not hunch over.
    • Treat the call as you would the shrine room: for example, plan not to get up and get water during the instruction and practice.
    • Sit in a room where you can close the door; if that's not possible, please ask those in your home to give you space for the duration of the session.
    • Be open to the possibility of intimacy and community at a distance!

     

    Questions? Reach out to us at [email protected] for technical assistance or program questions.