Join us this Tuesday at 5:30pm to drum for rain at the Guru Rinpoche statue located at the entrance to Peace Park, across the street from the temple. We will chant Tara and Mani mantra as we drum, praying for rain to ease the drought. All are welcome!
There are benches to sit on but feel free to bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and any drums you have – the more the merrier! If you don’t have any drums, there are usually extras and other fun percussion instruments available to play – no musical skill required! Just come have fun!
The Tara mantra is Om Tare Tuttare Ture So Ha (pronounced om tar-ray too-tar-ray too-ray so-ha).
Want more drumming in your life? We drum for rain every Sunday at 4pm (weather permitting) – join us!
Tara is considered to be the mother of all the Buddhas, beloved for her swift compassionate activity that focuses on liberating beings from fear, anxiety, and danger. As a Bodhisattva, (and perhaps ahead of her time as a feminist) she made the vow that she would always return in female form to benefit sentient beings. In truth, she is the embodiment of our true nature, wisdom and compassion. Meditating on Tara helps us awaken to our innate Buddha nature and cultivate her virtuous qualities.
Although she comes in many forms, she is typically depicted with a beautiful appearance, smiling, and adorned with a crown. Her mantra is
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA