Pacify: White Tara Empowerment

with Shastri Dhi Good & Shastri Denise Wuensch

January 26th

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  • $40 Regular Price
  • $65 Patron Price
  • ($15.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
Room: Main Shrine Room

Please join us for a half day of practice and learning with Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver's Shastris (local lead teachers) Denise Wuensch and Dhi Good.

Our world is in need of healing practices, and in the spirit of relieving suffering, we are offering a lung (reading transmission) for the visualization practice of White Tara for the Shambhala community.  An empowerment in the context of the Shambhala lineage is when we are entrusted with a practice to assist us on our journey of awakenment.  Any empowerment is a special priveledge and the practice received is meant to be treated with the highest respect.  

White Tara is a lineage practice particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. She is a peaceful manifestation of the compassionate Tara, who emanated from the tears of Avalokiteshvara witnessing the suffering of beings. She herself is known for seven eyes that also witness the suffering of beings, and she sends her compassionate energy to heal and comfort those who are in need. She also guards the long life of beings. 

White Tara practices have long been popular in Kagyu and Nyingma communities of Tibetan Buddhism; this particular short practice was composed years ago by Sakyong Mipham to soothe illness, disharmony, and suffering in the Shambhala community.  If you are interested in deepening your White Tara practice further - consider going to a weekend retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center April 12th-14th.  

Shastri Wuensch

Shastri Denise Wuensch began practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhism in the mid-1970’s and is a senior student of Sakyong Mipham Rinponche. She has served at Naropa University as both a Teaching Assistant and Clinical Supervisor in the Master’s Degree Contemplative Psychotherapy Program.  Denise is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Capital Hill, and also serves as a hospice social worker for Pinnacle Hospice Care.

Shastri Dhi Good has been a practicing Buddhist since 1990. She was ordained into the lay order of the Lotus in the Flame Sangha at the Denver Zen Center in 1995, and became a student of Shambhala in 2005. She served as Director of Shambhala Online, working with a virtual team to support online studies in Shambhala. She holds a masters degree in Future Studies from University of Houston and enjoys exploring change, technology and learning organizations.


Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.

To arrange for this, please contact us in advance of this Program at: [email protected].

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

If you have received the lung before, please come anyways and contribute your practice!  Suggested Donation of $20.