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Bonney as the dance begins   Bonney Meyer and the Tara Mandala Dancers

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We are entering an “ERA OF GREAT CHANGE”, where we have more choices now than ever before and with all change it is a blessing to have a benevolent guide. TARA (click for definition), the female Buddha of Wisdom, Compassion and Power is such a guide who supports us in making choices that are in alignment with the highest and best qualities within us, for ourselves and others. Her deep commitment to helping us inspires the integration of Her twenty-one qualities: Serene Peace, Compassion, Invincible Courage, Sublime Intelligence, Distributor of Wealth, Radiant Health, to name a few.

The magic of this dance prayer cannot be contained in words – it is to be experienced by each dancer and those who witness it. It is something that one is called to by a deep yearning of the Soul. Everyone comes for a different reason, sometimes conscious, sometimes unconscious. We dance for peace, healing, love, clarity, joy, abundance, enlightenment and much more.

Participating in this dance brings forth our true nature, the beauty within. Each is given the opportunity to walk through a gateway of transformation where we face the challenges and darkness within us. The mystery unfolds as we dance fear into love, anger into peace, despair into hope, confusion into wisdom, sadness into joy, pain into healing, doubt into faith and sloth into right action. This is the alchemy of “The 21 Praises of Tara”.

I first heard Tara’s name while studying temple dance in Bali in 1991. I had met a woman who just learned the dance prayer, “The 21 Praises of Tara” from Prema Dasara on the island of Maui. Electricity of knowing coursed through my body and I knew I was about to embark on something special. In 1992 I invited Prema to teach the mandala dance in Berkeley and it has been a yearly event ever since.

Someone once asked me, “Why do you do this dance?” The vehicle of Tara’s mandala dance has given me a way of becoming that which I desire to be: a divine being in an earthly body, skillfully participating in the Cosmic Dance of change and evolution…step by step. May the blessings of Tara pour down on all who whisper Her name.

Bonney Meyer ~ 2009