Meditation on “Green Tara” is one of the most beloved of the Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist practices, and brings into the world the energy of healing, nurturing, protection, fearlessness, and the ability to take compassionate action. Known as the Saviouress and mother of the Buddhas, Green Tara is said to be swift to respond and available to all who call her to mind. Wisdom arises, and as we access the universal energy of Tara we are being called to step out into compassionate action for each other, our planet, and ourselves. As breath is both given and received, we will both send and receive the blessings of Tara in this practice. Working with an English translation of a Tibetan sadhana, practice will include prayer, visualization, mantra and silent awareness as part of this age-old meditation. All who have a genuine desire to be of service are welcome. Please bring a mala (prayer beads) if you have them.
Sharon e. Davison (B.Ed Adult) CMC® is a facilitator, coach and trainer who’s life work is about increasing awareness and supporting behavioural shifts. Believing meditation cultivates awareness and a capacity to deal with change, sh.e herself has undertaken a life long study and practice. Sharon is a graduate of the Inter-Professional certificate program in Applied Mindfulness Meditation from the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work and became faculty in 2014. Sharon has received instruction from meditation masters such as Thich Nhat Hahn, Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche, the 17th Karmapa, and Dzogchen Master Lama Lena who authorized her to teach as Lama Tashi (Tashi Namgyal). Sharon began leading meditation retreats at the Dharma Centre of Canada and teaching secular mindfulness for stress reduction & the Mindful Living course in 2010. She works with individuals through mindfulness based coaching and awareness based money coaching. sharonedavison.com
In her words… I believe as women we have a response-ability to step out in courage and kindness for a future to be possible. I believe that as we honour traditional teachings and the lineage they hold, we will become aware of what is now emerging through us. It is time to do the work of coming home to ourselves and to the world. We must be the change we wish to see. I am grateful for this opportunity to come together with you. Please join me in the practice of Green Tara.