“Darshan” means meeting a master. It is the spark felt deeply when our minds are open to the Guru. In that
moment if it is possible for our consciousness to awaken, then we can enjoy real living.
Tarama was born in Seoul, Korea on May 17, 1952. Since her birth she has experienced many spiritual visions of Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas though her third eye. As a child her parents could not understand what prompted her to sing, dance, and offer flowers to deities that she fashioned in the garden or on the playground. Her parents took notice of how she would play with other children in this way and, at the age of 5, thought if would be a good idea to send her to dancing school. Tarama stayed with dance and eventually graduated from Kyung Hee University in Seoul with a Master degree Korean folk dance. This included traditional dance as well as Zen forms.
In 1983 she received her Ph. D. in Classic Arts from South Baylor University in California. She then taught at Kyung Joo University. In 1985-86 Tarama toured over 18 countries performing traditional Korean dances and shortly afterwards took vows as Buddhist nun. She continued to travel, however, this time on pilgrimage to such places as the Silk road in China to Tibet, Thailand, Japan, India, and Nepal. Since then she has spent three years on retreat in the Himalayas at Rishkesh, Gangoetri, and forms.
While in South India, during a 100 day meditation retreat at Sera-The Monastery, Tarama had a vision of God that was unfamiliar to her. A subsequent merging of consciousness with the vision revealed itself as Green Tara. Tarama was able to question Green Tara who gave her blessings, asked Tarama to help poverty stricken Tibetans and inspired her to dance and perform the Green Tara puja. She later did this in front of 4000 monks at Sera-The Monastery.
Presently, Tarama channels, consults Green Tara and gives Darshan blessings. At BudhanathStupa in Kathmandu. She blessed pilgrims for around the world and her a wonderful response during a Tara Puja.
Arya Tara in female aspect, green in color and seated in the dancing posture within a rainbow bubble. Her left lef is bent and her right outstretched. Her left hand is at her heart in the mudra symbolizing the Triple Gem in it she holds blue upali flower. Her right hand is in the mudra of granting sublime realization. She is beautiful adorned with jewel ornaments and scarves and bears the symbols OM AHHUNG.
All Chant Composed & Performed by Tarama.