Austin Tara Circle offers simple, inspiring and joyful dance meditations to manifest innate wisdom, compassion and power. The group will soon present a series of special transformative Dance into Wisdom and Bliss events encompassing several interconnected practices led by a teacher of rare talent and sublime insight toward a path to awakening and experiencing a healing journey into the Divine.
Prema Dasara—holder of a unique Tara lineage, creator of a ritual dance of empowerment and sacred celebration, and praised by many high lamas of Tibetan Buddhism—will conduct Dharma and Dance of Padmasambhava, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., April 7, including teachings by resident lama Lobtsul Rinpoche, and Calling Tara from the Heart, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., on April 9 and 10, at Palri Pema Od Ling, in Austin.
The sessions feature powerful Tibetan Buddhist reflections and Mercedes Bahleda’s enchanting music, evoking a deeply devotional experience. A celebratory feast, combining the dances that lead into the blissful experience of awakening, will culminate the weekend.
Also, a Dance as a Sacred Offering: 3 Women, 3 Traditions, with Dasara, Chayito Champion, flamenco artist and creator of the North American Misa Flamenca, and Helene Christopher, belly dance artist and Wiccan priestess, will take place at 7 p.m., April 8 at Bookwoman, in Austin; and a Healing Dances presentation with Dasara is set for 7 p.m., April 12 at the Zen Shinji Centre.
Austin Tara Circle encompasses a group of Dasara’s students that meet three times per month to study and dance the qualities of the Enlightened Feminine.
Cost: $108, April 7, 9 and 10 events. Locations: Palri Pema Od Ling, 605 E. 45th St.; Bookwoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. A-105; Zen Shinji Centre, 1406 Oxford Ave. For more information or tickets (no dance experience required), visit Austin-Tara-Circle.Ticketleap.com/dance-into-wisdom-and-bliss, AustinTara.tk, Meetup.com/Austin-Tara-Circle-Dance-the-Goddess or AlexanderMovingArt.com.