Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon inteviews Prema Dasara, the founder of Tara Dhatu, and Marriage and Family Therapist Bill Roller on his latest project “GROUP DYNAMICS AND THE NEW HEROISM.
Introducing Prema Dasara
Prema Dasara is the founder of Tara Dhatu. Using the vehicles of sacred song and dance, Prema has traveled throughout the world in dedicated service to humanity. Her purpose has been to inspire and uplift, inviting everyone to experience the power of their own human potential through sacred music and dance.
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Prema’s teaching at Yoga of Sausalito:
Intro and Book signing Friday night March 29 from 7-9 $21
March 29 – Tara Mandala 21 Praises 1-7 $100 before 3/23 120 after
YOS 3/31 White Tara of 6 Shields $70 before 3/23 80 after
160 both days before 3/23 180 after
Harbin 4/2 6:30-7:30 free for residents & Guests before Unconditional Dance. To learn more, contact Jacquelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants in her workshops benefit from her many years of study and practice on the spiritual path. Her joy, exuberance, and friendliness draw everyone who work with her into heartful participation.
“I must have danced out of my mother’s womb,” says Prema, who began formal ballet training at the age of three. She soon abandoned the formalities to dance on her own, like her idol Isadora Duncan, as a personal expression in nature. She dipped in and out of western expressions of dance but did not return to formal classes until she went to India in 1976 and became a student of Ramani Ranjan Jena, a master of the Odissi style of Classical Indian Temple Dance.
During the six years she spent in India she worked as an editor for the Theosophical Society, immersing herself in the study of comparative religion. To compliment her dance training she studied Classical Indian Music, She studied Sanskrit to deepen her understanding of the Hindu Culture.
In 1983 she settled in Hawaii where she became a student of the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, Lama Sonam Tenzin. He encouraged her to continue her sacred dance work which culminated in the creation of the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara, a group ritual based on the profound mind training practices of Tibetan Buddhism.
She has traveled the world since 1986 teaching this dance and the accompanying meditations. She has been invited to present the ritual to many of the most accomplished Tibetan Lamas including His Holiness the Dalai Lama who proclaimed the dance, “wonderful”.
To listen to Bill Roller’s interview, click onto the link:bill roller
Bill Roller, producer of spontaneous, unscripted videos, will collaborate with Philip Zimbardo, the creator of the landmark Stanford Prison Experiment, on “GROUP DYNAMICS AND THE NEW HEROISM” as co-leader of a group of young people, providing them guidance and non-authoritarian leadership. Together, they will test the hypothesis that ordinary people, who enlist the voluntary help of others, can act in extraordinary ways to accomplish heroic tasks.
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