15 October 2008

Mantra and the Flame

Tara Dhatu is an organization dedicated to empowering and uplifting humanity through the sacred arts. It was formed at the request of His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche, an accomplished Tibetan Buddhist master who had witnessed the Dance of the “21 Praises of Tara”, which was choreographed by one of his students (Prema Dasara). He asked that an organisation be established to protect the dance’s integrity as a Vehicle of Liberation.

The Artistic Director of Tara Dhatu is Anahata Iradah and its spiritual director is Prema Dasara. It was through a pilgrimage to South India that the two met J Jayaraman. As well as Librarian of Ramana Library (Tiruvannamalai), J Jayaraman is also an acclaimed writer and musician and a permanent resident of Ramana Ashram well known to many visitors to Tiruvannamalai.

The organisation of Tara Dhatu teaches groups (all over the world) working closely with Tibetan Buddhism and using Tibetan Buddhist methods of mind training. The work is participatory and not performance-orientated and is about achieving the human potential through prayer, ritual and meditation.

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The above is the Brazilian schedule of ‘The Mantra and the Flame,’ facilitated by Anahata Iradah and Prema Dasara of Tara Dhatu, with J Jayaraman participating as a special guest from Tiruvannamalai, India.

It is hoped that sometime in the near future the Tara Dhatu organisation will revisit India and Arunachala with their dance programmes. To view their current schedule check their link here.

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