A special all-night practice that includes chanting, circumambulations, offerings and prostrations. Come for the first session (much like the regular Tara puja), or stay for the whole night! The practice is similar to the regular puja, but with extra prayers, mantras for each of the Tara’s short sutra recitations, and almost chai tea! There is no danger of falling asleep as there is so much to do! Wear comfortable clothes to sit and prostrate in, and bring warm socks. (If you have an HYT initiation, bring your ritual items.)
If you cannot make it to the puja but would still like to be involved, you can sponsor a puja by donating securely online. We invite you to also email in your dedications to be read on the night. You can dedicate for the well-being of friends and family, for the sick and vulnerable, for healing the planet, and for the success of your studies, of a project, and your Dharma aspirations.
The Tara practice is particularly helpful in resolving emergencies and difficult situations, protecting from diseases, natural disasters, work or relationship problems, violence and war. If you cannot attend any of the puja, you make an offering and a personal dedication and we will include it in each session.
Session 1 (6.30 pm – 8.45 pm) … then a dinner break
Session 2 (9.30 pm – 11.45 pm)
Session 3 (12.15 pm – 2.45 am)
Session 4 (3.15 am – 5.30 am)
Come to just the first session, a few, or join us for all of them. You can even join us later in the night if you have prior engagements! Or wake up really early and join us for the final morning session!