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Date & Time Details: Saturdays 11am - 12:30 Starting November 23rd, December 7th, and December 14th. Dates in January and February TBD.

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White Tara Series

With Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Open Dates

Acharya Judith Simmer Brown is offering free online White Tara practice through Shambhala Online each Sunday at 1pm Eastern. You can find out more information about those sessions and register on Shambhala Online.  These sessions are open to everyone. If you want to dive further into White Tara Practice, there is also a course, and you can find out about it here.

White Tara is of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to witness the suffering of beings through her seven eyes, and she soothes their fear, calms their anguish, heals their suffering—both individual and communal—and extends their lives. This is a lineage practice particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. It is a soothing, healing practice to do as the world struggles with the Covid19 pandemic.

White Tara practices have long been popular in Kagyu and Nyingma communities; this particular short practice was composed years ago by Sakyong Mipham to soothe illness, disharmony, and suffering in the Shambhala community.

Sky Lake will also offer live White Tara sessions in the future.


Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978. As Buddhist practitioner since the early 1970’s, she became a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, and was empowered as an acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2000. Her teaching specialties are meditation practice, Shambhala teachings, Buddhist philosophy, tantric Buddhism, and contemplative higher education. Her book, Dakini’s Warm Breath (Shambhala 2001), explores the feminine principle as it reveals itself in meditation practice and everyday life for women and men. She has also edited…
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