Calendar & Events

 

For more information on Bonney's classes please go to the Classes and Workshops Page and the Tara Dance page.

Tarot & Tara


The Wisdom of Twenty Two

Join Bonney Meyer, author, teacher & intuitive, for a life-transforming journey on the Royal Road of Life. This is a series of classes designed to engage each person in ancient wisdom teachings and practices, guiding them onto a path of self-awareness and wholeness via the archetypes and universal laws of the 22 major arcana of the Tarot and the 22 qualities of the Goddess Tara.

Drawing on Bonney’s 25 years teaching tarot and 18 years as a Tara devotee she (& Universe/Goddess), initiate the participants by contemplating the law of each Tarot card and a quality of Tara. The law is "what you have to learn." The Universe/Goddess then offers the lesson and “experience” needed to learn that law.

This Sacred Training will:
- Address your personal needs for healing, growth and change.
- Support you on your path of self-mastery on all levels.
- Awaken the deeper layers of your Soul.
- Stimulate and guide you in the art of learning & living Universal Law.
- Explore the facets of wholeness in varying degrees of development from Potential (The Fool
card, Tara of Wisdom, Compassion & Power) to Potential Actualized (The World card, Tara
of Complete Enlightenment).

 

 

The Adventure Begins


Tuesday, June 1st, 2010, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: N.W. Santa Rosa
(directions given at registration)


Cost: $720 / 24 week class
(60 class hours / 2.5 hrs per class)
*Includes all handouts *Payment plans available

Early Bird Registration: $560 if paid in
Full by May 15. *(22% discount)
All genders welcome!

To Register Contact Bonney Meyer at 707-887-2210
Email: bonneym@sonic.net

 

The 21 Praises of Tara*

The Lotus Circle celebrates the sacred feminine through the dance practice of the Twenty One Praises of Tara Dance Mandala.
Both North Bay and East Bay branches of the Lotus Circle meet the 2nd Sunday every month (see below for dates and locations).  Please ALWAYS RSVP as dates and locations may change.
Women, men and teens are welcome.

4:15 pm:  Arrive

4:30 - 6:30:  Dharma Teaching & Tara Dance

6:30 - 7:30:  Potluck Snacks and Social Hour

 

Sliding Scale Donation of $5 - $15.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  If necessary, please speak with the teachers regarding an "energy" exchange.

North Bay:  Bonney:  707 887-2210, bonneym@sonic.net

East Bay:  Marie Elena:  510 964-9178, mariegaspari@sbcglobal.net

*Tara is the female Buddha of Wisdom, Compassion and Power.
Lotus Circle, East and North Bay, are monthly gatherings for the spiritual practice of the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara.  This Practice includes sacred dance, meditation, movement and prayer.  This prayer generates powerful energies which can be used for creative, personal, spiritual, and planetary transformation.
 
Our website is www.TaraLotusCircle.org.
Please visit www.taradhatu.org to learn more about the dance and its creator, Prema Dasara

 


 

 

 

 

May 9
            Combined Meeting
            Location Santa Rosa

            (Planning Committee will meet beforehand at 3 pm)
 
June 13
            North Bay:  Santa Rosa
            East Bay:  Pinole
 
July 11
            North Bay:  Location TBA
            East Bay:  Location TBA
 
August 8
            Combined Meeting
            Location TBA
            (Planning Committee will meet beforehand at 3 pm)
 
September 12
            Combined Meeting
            Location TBA
            (Planning Committee will meet beforehand at 3 pm)
 
October 8, 9, & 10 OR 15, 16, & 17
            Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara Workshop and Offering
            Location and dates TBA
 
November 14
            Combined Meeting:  Santa Rosa
 
December
            No meeting this month

 

 

 

Previous event Masks of Death

Testimonials

Dear Friends,

A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who were at the benefit today, helping to create another magnificently successful event. Wasn't this performance amazing, inspiring, cathartic, moving, uplifting, healing, expansive, humbling and just the thing to enliven us all??? WOW Bonney!!! If we had been wearing socks, they would have been blown across the ocean. We blew our noses instead and it was good grief and good laughter. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Jerrigrace Lyons

"What an exquisite offering!! There are shivers still running thru' me every time I think of it. Gratitude overflows... I am so delighted that the financial cup overflows as well."

Blessings, Judith

"This dance was an offering of complete love and surrender. I am in awe of Leona's words and creativity and Bonney's magnificent talent and her ability to be as raw as Leona intended. What a spectacular event and showing of community support. As I was taking money at the door the faces that showed up were excited and so happy to be there to support the work of Final Passages. Blessed Be!! This is an affirmation that this work is one of the things that can heal our culture and save our planet. I am in complete gratitude."

xo Karen

"Bonney, thank you for the sweet words. I was so moved by the whole event. I have done nothing but talk about it and think about it over and over. You are the High Priestess doing the work of the Goddess, no doubt in my mind. I know you were channeling something big and as you glided and moved on the stage... the ancestors were there witnessing everything, just so fantastic! Leona is such a being! Wow. She has such presence and passion, I want to be like her when I grow up!"

Blessings and love, xoxo Karen

"Yes, the rawness of the emotional devastation, the walking prayer for help day in and day out... Placed me in the brittle exquisite truth of this humanness I bear By comparison, all common conversation that followed since Saturday leaves me hungry for greater courage, a commitment to that which is true to the bones of this mystery we share -- being born to die. Thank you all who brought this to fruition. The performance took me beyond my hesitancy -- my opinions about the limitations of dance reduced to a small mound of ashes as I returned to the brightness of a seemingly ordinary summer’s day."

Blessings. Joanna

"That was utterly amazing and well worth the long journey to Sebastopol! I'm grateful for Leona's powerful performance piece and Bonney graced it so well with her being/body. Glad too to see Leona there and hear her & others speak from the heart. My favorite part was watching her move her emotions now – somehow so present and vital. Her movement moved me."

Love, Stephanie

"Wow. Thank you Leona, Bonnie and Jerrigrace! What a cathartic glorious work of holy art. I feel so held and embraced, even now, by the blessing of the mask dance, and the courage displayed by Leona and Bonnie who spilled their guts for the benefit of all and their sheer willingness to be present from the deepest place inside the heart of oneness. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you/us who helped make the event possible."

Blessings, Melissa

All of the comments reverberated thru my being and rekindled the moments shared. I felt too the spontaneous connection of all in the room as we traversed the sacred journey with you and within our souls, united in those moments. You embodied the High Priestess presence as you drew us each magically along each phase of the journey. How powerful! It was a visceral example of what raw and true power is. That is the power of the soul and of love. That is the power that truly transforms. "We are sisters (and brothers) on a journey...Thank you manifold!"

Love with all my heart, Judith

"Dear Jerrigrace and Final Passages Friends,

I often feel like an out-of-work temple priestess and Saturday was my joy and bliss to be a priestess.....in a temple......feeling the electricity and the passion of each mask/archtype and the depth of Leona's story moving through my body. This IS my work on the planet! I"m in deep appreciation for all of you willing to give Leona and I the opportunity to share what we consider important and sacred work with others, which so beautifully dovetails with the work of Final Passages. Tears ran down my cheeks as I read your heart-felt emails about the offering. We were both moved by all the radiant people who made the journey with us through the Masks of Death.

It was wonderful working with all of you. It was a group effort where things flowed smoothly, everyone doing their part, bringing talent, enthusiasm, creativity and compassion to the whole event. (which doesn't always happen in some groups). YOU are all awesome and I so look forward to many events and much success in the future!!!"

Heart Overflowing, Bonney

"Congrats on all the well-deserved feedback, Bonney! It was a beautiful, inspiring, heartfelt, generous and truthful performance, all of which was obviously felt and appreciated by everyone there."

Hugshugshugs, Jan and Loren

"In our strangely death-phoebic yet death-generating culture, this regenerative work is needed now more than ever. Thank you for sharing your artistry with us."

Most sincerely, Joan