Tenerife Tara Retreat [Workshop]

A friend is someone who sings your song to you when you have forgotten it. 

How are our relationships in daily lives? What are we looking for? How are we relating to life and to the feminine within us and within others? How do you see yourself as a woman in today’s world? What evolutionary patterns have you noticed in your feminine life? Do you allow for gentle gradual progress in your life? Are you pushing and striving like men do?

What better way than to immerse ourselves in the beauty and the energy of the Shakti Dharma. 

In nearly two hundred Tibetan Buddhist transmissions received over the years, Dr. Wangmo received several Green and White Tara Transmissions from all four lineages of Buddha Dharma. She enjoys sharing and teaching stories of Buddhism from her long retreat as well as from experiential place of life.

Every Tara Practice is unique and empowered by the linage holders of that tradition. Every Tara teaches similar things, with esoteric differences between lineages, flourishes feminine wisdom, and encourages deeper compassion in daily life. Every Tara practice is a doorway into enlightenment.

Tara is often seen as a mother of Buddhas. I think that this is a personal perspective. In Buddhism I consider the principle of Prajñāpāramitā as a stronger Mother Figure than Tara. Prajñāpāramitā refers to perfected way of seeing the nature of reality, as well as to a particular body of sutras and to the personification of the concept in the Bodhisattva known as the “Great Mother”, or the Mahavidya in Hinduism (the wisdom goddesses/aspects of Adi Parashakti).

Both Prajñāpāramitā and Tara point us towards emptiness, however Tara is more personal, closer to us on a human level, this is why some see Tara as a mother and others don’t.

Her 21 manifestations are a doorway into the feminine psyche and inner and outer wisdom.

Women enjoy Tara’s friendliness, protection, companionship and it is easy for women to identify with the figure of Tara, similarly like in Christianity the Holy Mary is a symbol of devoted, all encompassing mother figure. Since Tara is contained in Prajñāpāramitā principle we must remember that Tara is all things feminine, secret, visible and invisible. This knowing changes our relationship with the feminine as well as the practice.

An exploration of the authentic face of the feminine. 

In this 7 day retreat women will get to immerse in the exploration of the 21 Taras in the categories of peaceful, semiwrathful and wrathful faces of the feminine and our daily lives. 

In the beautiful setting of Tenerife Island this retreat will include teachings, out door activities, meditations, and sangha time. 

Immediately after the blue full moon in May

From: May 19 to May 26, 2019

$2000 USD per person + accommodations

Space open for 30 women

Register via Dr. Wangmo’s contact page [please write Tara in Tenerife for subject]