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Some programs are open for both in-person and Zoom attendees.
Before attending in person, read the full protocol here, updated December 13, 2022.

Due to recent extreme weather and flooding, the Center has sustained water damage and will not be available for in-person use until repairs are completed.
Please stay tuned for further announcements. In the meantime, please join us on Zoom for all programs.

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Green Tara Practice

Led by James Coleman

Saturday January 14, 10-11:30am

Due to water damage the center is closed and we will meet on Zoom from 10am until around 11:30am for step by step instructions, discussions, and to practice together.

Green Tara not only embodies the wisdom of the Buddhas, but manifests all their enlightened activities as well. If you haven’t done this practice before, you will find that the visualization of the female Buddha Tara not only builds concentration, it helps balance our female and male energies, and helps free us from the limitations of our deluded sense of self.

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced practitioners all welcome!

There is no fee for this workshop and dana is gratefully accepted.

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James was born and raised in Southern California, and earned an MA and PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a specialization in the sociology of religion, and he is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  His numerous articles have been published in such places as the Journal of Christian/Buddhist Studies, Buddhadharma and the American Journal of Sociology. His books include The New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition, published by the Oxford University Press in 2001 and The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature published by Wisdom Publications in 2017, and he was the editor of Roshi Reb Anderson’s book on the Samdhinirmocana Sutra, The Third Turning of the Wheel (Rodmell Press, 2012).  He is currently working on a book on Tara tentatively titled Becoming Tara. He has been a Buddhist practitioner in the Zen and Vajrayana traditions for over 30 years, and his root teacher, Lama Palden Drolma, has given him extensive transmissions on Tara practice.  He is a founding member of the White Heron Sangha in San Luis Obispo, California where he currently teaches and practices.

Saturday, January 14, 2023, 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
WHS Meditation Center
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach, CA  93424

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