The Golden Tara of Agusan, Philippines: Icon of Feminine Empowerment
FilAm ARTS and the Center for Babaylan Studies co-present:
The Golden Tara of Agusan, Philippines
Icon of Feminine Empowerment
Please come and join us in this sacred event that unearths the healing and empowering energy of the Golden Tara. The Golden Tara is a lost relic of the Philippines’ history of feminine radiance and matriarchal power. It was discovered after a flood in 1917on a silty riverbank of the Wawa River near Esperana, Agusan del Sur, Mindanao. The 4 pound gold statue stands about 7 inches tall and is also called the “Golden Tara “or the “Agusan Gold Image.” The Golden Tara also represents the complete union and relation of men and women.
Research determined that it is part of the Vajrayana Buddhist culture that existed in the Philippine islands, during the 7th through 13th century. The Golden Tara is priceless because it is one of the few surviving relics of the Philippine adaptation of the Hindu-Malayan goddess, Tara; proof that matriarchy was the norm in the Philippines in those times.
You are invited to a lecture presentation given by Lama Choyin Rangdrol, a lineage holder of the Vajrayana Buddhism tradition. This is an extremely rare opportunity to encounter the foundational history and culture of the Philippine people.
The ancient culture that the Golden Tara originates from is embedded, yet hidden in the language and cultural codes of the Filipino people. We encourage the Filipino community to share their insights and understanding in this unfolding process of self discovery.
Silver Lake Adult Day Healthcare Center
3339 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
**Street Parking only.**
Friday, November 12, 2010
$20.00 (with light refreshments)
Admission funds will directly support Lama Rangdrol’s travel and lodging expenses.
Donations are highly encouraged and welcome.
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**Photography is allowed, but NO VIDEO or audio recording of any kind is permitted.**
**Event starts promptly, please arrive on time.**