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Anahata and Prema have years of experience teaching children music and dance. They are committed to developing tools to allow children and their parents and teachers to work together to explore music, dance, and the spirit within.

Tara Tames the Eight Fears
Children Point the Way to Emotional Health

Anahata Iradah & Prema Dasara

children with upraised arms

DVD $25

How do you deal with the Fire of Anger? How do you handle the Snake of Jealousy? In this DVV / video children dance, sing and dialogue their way through a Tibetan Classic that dramatizes eight emotional challenges including the Demon of Doubt and the Ocean of Desire.

Prema Dasara has been teaching this Dance Drama to children for sixteen years. Filmed during a one week residency with the staff and students of Mountain Road School at the Abode of the Message in New York State, the images are cuteness itself as children from the ages of 3-11 candidly talk about their feelings and learn the simple movements. We also hear from the parents and teachers who immediately noted the influence of the dance in their family interactions.

The Wind Horse CD and Songbook/Coloring Book includes the music and words to Tara Tames the Eight Fears.

Wind Horses
Children's Dharma Songs, Stories, Dances

Prema Dasara

silk fabric with Tibetan wind horse on it

CD $13

A lovely collection of songs based on Tibetan Buddhist teachings designed to help children learn important values in a fun and playful way. Featured is the Dance/Drama "Tara Tames the 8 Fears" (the Fire of Anger, the Snake of Jealousy, the Ocean of Desire, the Prison of Greed, the Elephant of Stupidity, the Lion of Pride, the Thief of Wrong Ideas and the Demon of Doubt). An insightful introduction helps parents and teachers to discuss the material with their children. The music is arranged by Anahata Iradah, and is sure to delight young and older alike.

Anahata assures us that the lions roaring are real lions and the sound of the prison doors slamming are also real!

Recorder Joy
Anahata Iradah

book cover, "Recorder Joy"

Book $16
Cassette $10

A beautifully illustrated music book for children, teaching them to play the soprano or tenor recorder. 27 delightful songs celebrating the wonder and beauty of the animal kingdom. The book is skillfully graded from very easy pieces through intermediate accomplishment. On the companion tape, each piece is introduced, demonstrated and then a band accompanies the student through several repetitions.