Green Tara Service for Gil Howard

Dear Sangha Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our beloved Gil Howard has passed away.

Gil was a long-time member and a foundational support of the Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County. He served as our President, our Vice President, and as a Board member for years.

On Monday, Oct 3 we will have a special ceremony in honor and remembrance of Gil, including a Green Tara visualization. Please join us Monday night in support of both our grief and our gratitude for having known Gil, and for all he’s done for us over the years. Thank you very much.

The Sangha meets at 65 N. Main Street, Yardley, PA ( Yardley Friends Meeting )

Also, on Wednesday, Oct 5, a Memorial Service for Gil Howard will be held at the Yardley Friends Meeting from 11 Am to 4 PM. All are welcome to attend this service to share your memories of Gil.

Who is Tara? This is from Wikipedia: Tara is a tantric meditation deity whose practice is used by practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness. TaLama Gursamra is actually the generic name for a set of Buddhas or bodhisattvas of similar aspect. These may more properly be understood as different aspects of the same quality, as bodhisattvas are often considered metaphors for Buddhist virtues.

Here is Lama Gursam on Green Tara.

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