Green Tara Ritual is done in most Tibetan Monasteries daily to dispel obstacles and to help flourish all Dharma activities. It is a lively, active practice involving lots of chanting and musical instruments, including the drum, bells, cymbals and conch. Green Tara is the swift action Goddess who comes quickly when called, to help relieve their suffering of all sentient beings.
We do the practice as a group every Sunday at 7.30am and as it doesn't require an initiation to participate, everyone is welcome to attend.
It takes around and hour and half and for those who are not familiar with this kind of practice it might be best to sit and listen for the first time as it can be a little difficult to follow.
The initiation for Green Tara was given by His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche when he blessed our centre in 2006 and again by His Holiness Sakya Trizin in 2009 when he gave the 21 Tara Empowerment as part of his visit to Cairns. There are many legends and stories of Green Tara.