Tara Puja and Community Picnic – Saturday, July 8 from 9:30am until around 2:00pm

On the 8th day of every month, Kadampa Centers around the world engage in a public practice of Green Tara known as Liberation From Sorrow. These uplifting prayers, chanted in English, empower us to see our potential to become someone with more wisdom and compassion and to connect with Buddha Tara, the female embodiment of all Buddha’s wisdom.

After a morning Tara practice we will coordinate some carpooling out to Walden Pond for a community potluck picnic and hike. Everyone is welcome, including kids but unfortunately not dogs.

Please Note: Unfortunately dogs and pets are not allowed at Walden Pond State Reservation.  We apologize for this previous miscommunication.



9:30-10:30am  Liberation from Sorrow @ KMC Boston

10:30am Carpool out to Walden Pond

Around 2:00pm Carpool back to KMC Boston


You may participate in the full day or parts of the day as you choose.

The event is free. But please register in advance so we can coordinate a variety of potluck items for us to all share.  Scroll down to register.

Everyone is welcome!


More information about Tara Puja: Liberation from Sorrow can be found here.



Tara prayers will be held at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston, located at 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. There is free parking available, please email us at education@meditationinboston.org

Information about our parking location and picnic site will be communicated after registration.



Gen Kelsang Khedrub is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for almost 30 years. Gen Khedrub has served as a Resident Teacher in Chicago and in Seattle, and over the years he has taught special events and led meditation retreats around the country. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.


New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3) available for download here.

Want to go deeper? Check out the Foundation Program for a systematic study of Buddha’s teachings that can provide you with a foundation for a strong daily practice.

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  •  July 8, 2023
     9:30 am - 2:00 pm