Service projects

Emotional Alchemy tutorials with Tibetan teachers

Tibetan teachers have been interested in learning about psychology and Science. Here Tara is giving an Emotional Alchemy tutorial for the Karmapa in Dharmsala, India. Dan Goleman is giving a presentation on Science and the environment.

Dialoguing with the Karmapa about Emotional Alchemy & Science

Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Tara dialoguing on emotional alchemy

Tsoknyi Rinpoche has an interest in psychology & asked for an Emotional Alchemy tutorial and said that it has helped him meet the individual needs of his students. Here we are exploring developing a workshop integrating Emotional Alchemy with his teachings in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition.

The arts

Tara dancing with Tibetan nuns

The Tibetan nuns of Nagi Gompa in Nepal perform songs and dances related to the Tibetan Chod practice. They heard that I studied Kathak Indian dance and asked me to demonstrate some compositions. Here they are trying to learn swift turns!

Arts for social change

I sometimes offer flowers and arrange them for the stage and backstage for various benefits and for events with the Dalai Lama. Here friend and dance collaborator Rose Nisker stands with one that I arranged for a Seva Foundation benefit concert in Oakland, California.

Rose Nisker

Backstage at a Dalai Lama benefit

Arranging flowers for an event with H.H. Dalai Lama at Beacon Theater, New York

Demonstrating ikebana flower arrangement at benefit for Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA