Thursday, December 29, 2011

Upaya Dharma Podcasts - Losang Samten: Teachings on Green Tara


I have never been too enamored with the deity meditations of Tibetan Buddhism, but the Green Tara meditations have always been an exception. The only thangka I own is a Green Tara - I have been drawn to the meaning of compassion in action.
Losang Samten: 12-21-2011: Teachings on Green Tara

Speaker: Losang Samten

Recorded: Wednesday Dec 21, 2011

Venerable Lama Losang Samten discusses Green Tara, one of the most important practices in Mahayana Buddhism in all four lineages in Tibet. Losang takes us through a short text, paragraph by paragraph, and introduces two Green Tara meditation practices. More information may be found at his website, www.losangsamten.com.

Losang Samten has been sharing teachings of loving-kindness, joy and compassion, as well as the path to enlightenment for almost 30 years. Losang lived and studied over 20 years in the Namgyal Monastery (the monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama) earning the highest degree attainable at the monastery, equivalent to a doctoral degree in the West. He also became a Master of Ritual Dance and Sand Mandalas and was the Personal Attendant to His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama prior to moving to the United States in 1988. Ven. Losang Samten is one of the Mandala Masters who created the first public sand mandala in the West in 1988. He is the spiritual director of several Buddhist Centers in North America, with a home base currently in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – the City of Brotherly Love.

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