Demo Rinpoche – White Tara Initiation, Teachings and Online Retreat

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WHITE TARA is the manifestation of the compassion and wisdom activities of the enlightened, often referred to as the feminine principle of enlightenment. While Tara is loved and honored throughout the Buddhist world, you need not be Buddhist to participate in this empowerment. As a core meditational Jewel Heart practice, White Tara is particularly associated with healing and long life.

Demo Rinpoche will give the White Tara initiation in the morning and White Tara teachings in the afternoon—bringing this powerful and unique lineage to us, rich with practices and visualization meditations to overcome physical, mental and emotional suffering. A vegetarian diet on the morning of the initiation is suggested.The White Tara practice retreat will begin Sunday, May 3.

DEMO RINPOCHE went to Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod at the age of five and officially joined the monastery in 1987, where he spent nearly thirty years of uninterrupted education in meditation, debate, memorization, philosophy, and composition under the Dalai Lama’s direct supervision. After completing his studies at Drepung, Rinpoche received the highest monastic degree of Geshe Lharampa from Gelugpa University in India in 2011. He continued his studies at Gyume Tantric College and was a visiting scholar under the auspices of the Dalai Lama at Sarah College of Higher Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala. At the request of Gelek Rimpoche, Demo Rinpoche came to the United States where he received his Master’s Degree in Inter-Religious Engagement from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2018. Currently based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he serves as the Resident Spiritual Advisor at Jewel Heart.

Saturday, May 2-3
White Tara initiation: 10:00am - 12:00pm
White Tara teachings: 2:00 - 4:30pm White Tara teachings
Sunday, May 3 - 9:00am - 6:00pm White Tara practice retreat

Jewel Heart New York
260 W. Broadway
New York, NY 100013

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Retreat registration: $100 for weekend, including initiation

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