July 2021

Following the recent global Green Tara puja, Siddhartha’s Intent and Khyentse Foundation are pleased to announce that regional SI organizers will host the online Green Tara puja (Zabtik Drolchok) practice, beginning this week. This beautiful sadhana, Accumulating Wisdom and Merit Through the Mandala of Arya Tara, was discovered by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa and adapted by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

The dates, times, and Zoom links to join these practices follow. All practices will be conducted on a regular and ongoing basis. Updates and announcements will be posted on SI websites and on our social media pages.

 

All times are local time. Convert to your own time zone here: https://savvytime.com/converter.

Organizer: SI-Australia

Subject: Zabtik Drolchok online practice
(in English)

Time: The practice is offered at 10 AM AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) on or around the 8th day of the lunar calendar on the following dates:

*Sydney time has moved from AEST to AEDT as Daylight Savings started on the 4th of October.

Nov 13 (Sat), 2021 10 AM
Dec 11 (Sat), 2021 10 AM
More dates to be announced.

 Join Zoom meeting. (This link will be valid for all sessions.)
Meeting ID: 820 0409 8834
Passcode: 683344

Organizer: SI-Europe

Subject: Zabtik Drolchok online practice
(in English)

In Europe, the practice will be led on or around the 8th day of the lunar calendar by a team of umdzes trained by Ngodrup Dorjee.

 

We will be including the 21 praises to Tara in various languages to celebrate our multinational sangha. 
Please contact Marie Crivelli to be informed about future sessions.

Our next group practice will take place

Wednesday October 13

11 am CEST / Central Europe time
10 am  – UK time
noon – Greece, Russia
5 am New York
6 am Halifax, Canada / Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

To join the practice online via Zoom: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86846773836?pwd=UHFIdHkwd0I4UGZSSjhzeGh6dUJnQT09
Meeting ID: 868 4677 3836
Code: 387512

 

Organizer: SI-India

Subject: Zabtik Drolchok online practice
(in Sanskrit and English)

Time: 06:30 PM Indian Standard Time

The practice is offered biweekly at 6:30 PM IST on the following dates:

Oct 28 (Thur), 2021 06:30 PM
Nov 11 (Thur), 2021 06:30 PM
Nov 27 (Sat), 2021 06:30 PM
Dec 11 (Sat), 2021 06:30 PM
Dec 25 (Sat), 2021 06:30 PM

More dates to be announced.
Join Zoom meeting. (This link will be valid for all sessions.)

Meeting ID: 818 6214 7624
Passcode: India

Organizer: SI-Taiwan

Subject: Zabtik Drolchok online practice
(in Chinese)

Time: 12 PM (Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore)

The practice is offered every month on the first Saturday on the following dates:

Nov 6 (Sat), 12 PM
Dec 4 (Sat), 12 PM
More dates to be announced.

Join Zoom meeting. (for all sessions )
Meeting ID: 853 5235 3700

Organizer: SI Brasil

Subject: Zabtik Drolchok online practice
(in Portuguese)

Time:  19h30 (Brazil time)

The practice is offered every month on the fourth Sunday at 1 PM on the following dates:

Nov 11 (Thu), 2021 19h30
Dec 09 (Thu), 2021 19h30

The Portuguese sadhana will be downloadable soon.
For the first session, the text will be displayed on-screen.

More dates to be announced.

 Join meeting. (This link will be valid for all sessions.)

 

Organizer: SIWD

Subject: Zabtik Drolchok online practice
(in English)

Time: Time: 1 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

The practice is offered every month on the fourth Sunday at 1 PM on the following dates:

Oct 24, 2021 01 PM
Nov 28, 2021 01 PM
Dec 26, 2021 01 PM
Jan 23, 2022 01 PM
More dates to be announced.

 Join Zoom meeting. (This link will be valid for all sessions.)

Meeting ID: 842 4600 0716
Passcode: 217270

When preparing for and practicing the Zabtik Drolchok puja, it is traditional to abstain from meat, eggs, onions, garlic, leeks, chilis, and alcohol.

 

What I want you to do is supplicate. Supplication, prayer, is important. Prayer is meditation. Prayer is shamatha. Prayer is vipassana. Prayer is so important.

May the nonvirtuous thoughts and actions never come. And even if they come, please let them not stay long. Let them be short. And may my life be long, healthy, and prosperous. May my meditation have realization and experience.

May this earth be peaceful and harmonious. May this country be peaceful and harmonious and may the world be peaceful and harmonious. May the leaders who actually lead the nations do so according to the law of cause and condition. Whatever they plan, may they be successful. And those who are devoted to dharma, may they live long, may they be prosperous. May war and famine dissolve or be pacified. May the study and the practice of the dharma prevail. May the holders of the dharma, the gurus, live long. And may they be free from obstacles. And may the dharma of the Buddha remain on this earth.

So these things are what you should be praying for.

— Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Deity Principle and the Age of Tara, Bir, 2017

Visit the Khyentse Foundation online Tara Altar for the new Tara Sadhana e-book, Rinpoche’s teachings on Tara, the Tara Gallery, and more.

Listen and download the English and Chinese melodies of “Praises to the 21 Taras” from SI’s SoundCloud.