January 2011 marked the second visit by Lama Migmar to a National Historic Site, the Mar-A-Lago Club, known as the “Jewel of Palm Beach.” The club was opened officially in January 1927 and was the Estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post (then Mrs. E.F. Hutton) to instruct and guide members as to how best to meditate on Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha, the mantra meditation that attendees at the Mar-A-Lago Meditation Program with Lama Migmar Tseten learned to chant as they were seeking healing, abundance, strength, self-confidence, and awakening.
The Mother Tara Empowerment Ceremony given by Lama Migmar, according to the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, has been passed through many generations of Indian yogis and Tibetan Lamas. At a profound level, this ceremony is given so that you can realize the enlightened wisdom Mother within. During this two day program, Lama Migmar had bestowed the empowerment of Green Tara as he guided participants in Sanskrit mantra and sacred Tibetan language recitations with English translations. During the teachings and throughout the empowerment, all experienced inner joy and bliss to overcome the layers of baggage of afflicted and destructive emotions that have built up over past years and lives.
In my book, SONIA’S RING: 11 WAYS TO HEAL YOUR HEART, www.soniasring.com, I dedicate an entire chapter to meditation. While there are complex and intricate meditative techniques to contemplate and practice Tara meditation, there is also her wonderful mantra that anybody with a kind, loving, open heart can say. If this speaks to your heart, let your heart sing! Moreover, as one great teacher Gehlek Rimpoche puts forth, “…You do not need to become Buddhist to meditate on Tara or to benefit from doing so.” Furthermore, he says, “Another difference between Buddhism and other religions is that there is no doctrine or exclusivity, no heaven from which nonbelievers are barred. Buddha, Tara, and all enlightened beings have vowed to help and protect every being, whatever their chosen faith or belief.”
Now, that said, I have a very special event to share with my Haute Living readers today! Lama Migmar is pleased to invite you for a unique one-of-a-kind four day empowerment by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, the 41st lineage holder of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism. You may be asking what does all of this mean? Blessings!! And more blessings! Haute Blessings! What Lama Migmar brought to Palm Beach is just a taste of what is being offered in May in Massachusetts. The teachings take place in Boston May 26 – 29, 2011 and for more information go www.sakya.net, or send an email to [email protected].
With Gratitude and Kindness, Love Love Love, Sonia