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Tara Tames the Eight Fears
Healing DVDs or Videos
Tara Dance DVDs and Videos
DVD and Video Projects: Helping the Tibetans in Exile
Videos of Universal Peace

Eat, Dance & Pray Together
Hand to Hand, Heart to Heart
Guitars of Universal Peace

Teachings & Practices From The Sufi Path with Atum O'Kane

Living From The Mystical Heart


Guitars of Universal Peace

This publication replaces the former publication of the same name It is updated in every way.
$70.00
Includes bi-lingual (English/Portuguese) 120 page book and 4 exceptional DVD's. A 2 camera shoot allowed me to edit the material in such a way to high light the fingering, strumming, picking patterns as well as long shots showing the musical transmission.
Divided very clearly into 5 sections that show the broadest possible view of the brilliance of open tuning.
This work is based in C/Doh Open Tuning but it can equally be used as a reference for G/Soh Open Tuning.
1. Melodic minor
2. Melodic Major
3. Harmonic minor
4. Harmonic Major
5. Everything outside the Major/minor system in melodic and harmonic styles.

In addition to the 5 sections are smaller videos that include "How To Plan A Dance Meeting" & "How To Tune Your Guitar"

Not only is this a guitar method in Opening Tuning for the Dances of Universal Peace it is also in part an ear training method for the Dances. For each dance we are trained to ask 3 fundamental questions:

1. Is this dance in Major/minor or outside the Major/minor system?
2. What is the intrinsic rhythmic structure of this music?
3. What is the opening note of the music in relation to Doh or Sa?
When these 3 questions can be answered authoritatively then skillful accompaniment of the Dances of Universal Peace follow as a result. Learn how to accompany the Dances of Universal Peace with this kind of authority, so that the full power of the music can flow through your hands.

This work has been long awaited by myself as well as many others!
It has finally arrived.
Enjoy,
Anahata

Hello Anahata,

I received your lovely book, what a nice cover! I've been watching and playing with the DVD, and how nice to see you again! The material is so clearly presented, and even though some of it is review for me, it's been so long that it's very helpful. There's something new on each song and I love the flourish on Abwoon d'Bashmaya. That is very lovely! I'm having so much fun, my poor fingertips have begged me to slow down and let them recover... Thanks so much for pulling this wonderful project together, what a gift to us learning guitarists and to the dances!!

Hugs and happy travels, Aarti (Washington State, USA)

Book and 4 DVD's

$70.00

Tara's Chest of Treasures Vol. 1

" Thank you Prema and Anahata!
BEAUTIFUL!! Just what I needed and more than I hoped for!! The DVD arrived and its AWESOME!!
Love, love
Nita-Rose Cincinnati, Ohio
"

 

DVD

$25.00

21 Taras
Our Journey Through Life

Produced, Directed, Composed and Edited by Anahata Iradah

Featuring the Work of Prema Dasara

This magnificent documentary manifests three different points of interest:

· Interviews with Prema Dasara about the 21 Taras and the Central Tara out of which they all arise.
In these interviews Prema makes comparisons between each Tara and their correlation to the Major Arcana of the Tarot.

· Extraordinary dance segments set to an original score by Anahata depict women dancing the Praises of Tara from all over the world.
Selected from 90 different source media the elegance and devotion of the women is palpable.

· Interview segments of revered Lamas such as H.H. the Dalai Lama, H. E. Tai Situ Rinpoche & the V. Lama Lhundrup
include their insights into the meaning and value of the Tara Dance and other points of spiritual practice.

This DVD is a MUST for anyone who wishes to know more about Tara, sacred dance or spiritual practice.
Prema has lived and breathed Tara for many years and her wisdom radiates from the DVD.

Anahata’s music and editing add elements of magic.

This surely must be Tara Dhatu - Tara’s pure land!

DVD

$30.00

Living From the Mystical Heart

Vivendo o Coração Mistico

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Teachings And Practices From The Sufi Path

Ensinamentos e Práticas Do Caminho Sufi

With Atum O'Kane

These profound Sufi teachings were videotaped in July 2010 in Terra Viva retreat center, Brasília, Brasil
and July 2011 in Integria retreat center, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brasil.


There are over twenty hours of teachings on this 8 DVD set.
All teachings are translated fully into Portuguese by Gisele Leite L'Abbate

8 DVD Set
Produced and Edited by Anahata

$75.00

Musician's Guide to the Mandala Dance of Tara

With Anahata Iradah

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Honoring the work of Prema Dasara


In this DVD the viewer will be guided through every section of the Mandala Dance of Tara on Guitar, Swar Sangham, Harmonium and Drums. The DVD even begins before the start of the dance with instruction on how to set the atmosphere with the "Slow Mantra of Tara".

Great care was taken to show many close-up views of the frets of the guitar and strumming patterns.
There is a detailed explanation about why I choose to play in Open Tuning instead of Standard Tuning and also there is a discussion about how to layer the music and which instruments to choose and in which order. Really this was a labor of love to help musicians from around the world
to play music for Tara in a beautiful way.

Produced, Edited, Directed and Performed by Anahata

$30.00

21 Days, 21 Taras
The Story of Our Pilgrimmage

Produced & Directed by Anahata Iradah

Featuring the Work of Prema Dasara

This epic, two hour double DVD shows the pilgrimage of 1998 in all it’s glory.
Scene after scene of sweetness, transformation and courage.
You had to be there . . . but the DVD is the next best thing!

DVD

$25.00

"The Quiet Revolution"

DVD version of the documentary "The Quiet Revolution" combined with "Others Before Self". Before these documentaries were only available on VHS, now complete with beautiful menus you may enjoy these depictions of the work of Tara Dhatu in India and Nepal.

A Promise Fulfilled:

"Teach the Tibetan women sacred dance," His Eminence Jamgon Kongrul Rinpoche asked his student, Prema Dasara. "Bring a group of western women to India to dance for the Tibetans. Inspire them so that they will want to learn".

Prema had been teaching the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises fo Tara to women all over the world.

In 1998, fifty dancers, musicians, and videographers from eleven countries of origin traveled to India and Nepal in fulfillment of that request. Led by Prema Dasara and Anahata Iradah they danced for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the entire Tibetan Community in Dharamsala, India. They danced at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath and in Bodhgaya where Buddha attained his enlightenment. They danced for His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul in Nepal. Tibetan women were inspired and joined the dance.

"Others Before Self" is an incredible interview with Mrs. Jetsun Pema, the younger sister of H. H. the Dalai Lama, who is often referred to as the Mother of Tibet. She was the director of the Tibetan Children's Villages, and we interviewed her in Dharamsala. The interview is deep and poignant. It touches the heart and her spirit shines as she tells the story of how the Tibetan Children's Villages flourished amidst adversity in exile from Tibet. Woven into the interview is exquisite footage of Prema, Anahata and the 1998 delegation of Tara's sharing Dharma dances with the entire school. This documentary lifts the spirits and is a great companion to the Quiet Revolution.

 

DVD

$25.00


Mandala Dance of Tara
 

Dance the Goddess Rainbow Essence of Tara
Teaching DVD w/ special feature included:

"Homage to the Rare and Precious"
Anahata Iradah & Prema Dasara


video cover with Green Tara

Teaching DVD $25
Coupled with special feature "Homage to the Rare & Precious," both on one DVD!

Dancing the 21 Qualities of Tara -- This video guides the viewer through a complete dance practice of the Goddess Tara. The simple movements of the dance are based on the essence of the 21 Praises of Tara. This dance is taught as an introduction to the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises. Skillfully produced by Anahata Iradah, it is a kaleidoscope of dancing women, men and children from all over the world, led through the ritual of the dance. Inspiring! Liberating! Empowering!

Included Special Feature!

Homage to the Rare and Precious
Anahata Iradah & Prema Dasara & Nuns of Kopan




DVD $25

This DVD/video was recorded on Dakini Day as the culmination of our retreat in October 2004 with the Nuns of Kopan. A two camera shoot captured the entire offering to Tara with the nuns dancing in the Mandala and our Western Pilgrims offering their support as Protectors. The video includes Lama Lhundrup honoring the work, and the nuns playing the gaylings to lead the procession of dancers into the Gonpa at the start and close of the dance. This video shows the entire Tara dance offering from the beginning of “Refuge”, through “Bodhicitta” the “Mandala Dance of Tara” and “Dedication”. It will be very useful for all Tara Dance teachers who wish to review the components of an offering or receive inspiration about the transmission of the dance. The individual Praises were all choreographed by Andrea Abinanti and have a particular flavor of the sacred dance styles she has mastered.



Related CD $18Kathmandu Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara

Recorded with 6 of the nuns of Kopan in Kathmandu immediately following our 2004 pilgrimage. The Praises are sung in Tibetan with the nuns and the rest of the Sadhana is in English. A delightful mixture of sincere devotion to Tara and a landmark in the interweaving of Eastern and Western expressions of the Dharma. There are three tracks on this CD:

1. Refuge & Bodhicitta 4:01
2. 21 Praises of Tara 34:42
3. Dance of the Qualities 12:27



Children's DVD or Video

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

Anahata Iradah & Prema Dasara

children with upraised arms
DVD (80 minutes) $25
Wind Horses (companion) CD $13

How do you deal with the Fire of Anger? How do you handle the Snake of Jealousy? In this 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.

Healing Videos

Medicine Buddha Movement Meditation
Anahata Iradah & Prema Dasara

Blue Buddha

DVD $25
coupled with "The Dancing Nuns of Kopan" on one DVD

The sacred dance practice invokes the power of Medicine Buddha for healnig afflictions of body and mind. Presented as a complete practice, based on Tibetan Buddhist wisdom teachings, Prema Dasara guides the viewer through the intricacies of sacred movement and meditation. Accompanied by Anahata Iradah's exquisite music, the viewer is led into a powerful experience of healing.

Dances included are:

  1. The Prayer of Shantideva, "With The Wish To Free All Beings".
  2. Medicine Buddha, "Song Of Praise" & "Mantra"
  3. "Offering Goddesses" Classical Nepali Vajrayana Dance
  4. Dedication of Merit, "Champa Nyingje" also known as "Metta, Karuna". The CD contains all of the music that accompanies the video.

Sangye Menla CD


$15.00

This CD is the music from the Medicine Buddha DVD, except that it now has a new 22 minute healing track. Inspired by the work of a team of doctors in Brasil who were performing extraordinary brain surgery Anahata was inspired to compose music that they could play during the surgery. Sometimes audibly and sometimes embedded within the texture of the music, the Medicine Buddha mantra is felt and heard surrounded by beautiful pure land music and sounds of nature. This 5th track is a wonderful contribution to the CD allowing the listener to participate in a complete practice of Medicine Buddha and at the end relax into the spacious sounds nature and healing.

1. With The Wish To Free All Beings 4:41

2. Nepali Offering Dance 3:12

3. Medicine Buddha Practice 10:24

4. Metta Karuna 4:40

5. The Healing Buddha 22:09

 

May the Medicine of the Great Lapis Lazuli Buddha Move Through the World







Dances of Universal Peace

Eat, Dance and Pray Together
Anahata Iradah

Murshid Moineddin Jablonski enjoying Anahata's video, "Eat, Dance and Pray Together"Eat Dance and Pray Miss Ruth in dance pose
DVD - $25

With Special Feature:
River of Guidance with Pir Shabda Kahn

And Beautiful Menu Options

Anahata worked for over five years to create this beautiful history of the Dances of Universal Peace. Giving a detailed and inspiring history of the Dances through dance, interviews and narration, it also highlights many areas of global activity.

In the words of Murshid Moineddin Jablonski, “There is so much actual baraka and peace transmitted through this video that I wept for joy at seeing that the seeds Murshid S.A.M. planted and nurtured are now growing as fruit and flowers in the gardens of the world.“




Hand to Hand, Heart to Heart
The Dances of Universal Peace in the Holy Land
Anahata Iradah



video cover with title and two men shaking hands

DVD $25.00

Produced and narrated by Anahata Iradah, this beautifully produced video tells one story of how the Dances achieve citizen diplomacy and global peacemaking. Join the pilgrims as they journey through Jordan, the West Bank, Israel and Syria. Each stage of the journey is highlighted with Dances as they link hands with Bedouins, Jews, Christians and Moslems. Accompanied by inspiring music and interwoven with many interview segments.