My name is Ma Tara Palmo and I am the creatress of Dakini Dance Awakening the Goddess within.
About 20 years ago my spiritual journey started with the discovery of trance dance and the altered states of consciousness I experienced led me to a deeper existential question, WHO AM I?
Feeling greatly dissatisfied with the societal structures and not finding my place there, I traveled to India in 1997 to explore the new societies and ways of living.
I was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism and meditation practices a few years later and took refuge into Buddha, Dharma, Sangha and also the Boddhisatva vows with Ringu Tulku Ringpoche in 2000.
In a meeting with him 22 years ago, I asked to become a nun as I wanted to dedicate myself to knowing the ultimate truth of existence and I was devastated by the constricted ways of society.
Rinpoche did not recommend the monastic path for me, instead, he told me to be in the world and said: "you can continue your practice and choose a profession that allows you to serve in the world, like nursing".
I went on to complete Bachelor of Science in nursing at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
During this time a great interest for yoga and tantra had sparked in me and a new path opened up. I was delighted to feel expansion into a deeper understanding of being in the world and started seeing it as a playground for realising my true nature.
I became certified as a Tantra Yoga Teacher and received transmissions to be a Kriya Yoga instructor. I was introduced to Hridaya Yoga and attended several of the 10-day meditation retreats and 49-day solitary retreat on self-inquiry “who am I?” – a practice for the revelation of the spiritual heart.
The journey continued to India where I was initiated by the guru, Guruji Rajkumar Baswar with whom I explored tantric meditations, rituals, and pilgrimage to sacred tantric temples of India.
I am a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa flow instructor with Sampoorna Yoga and was a teacher in the teacher training course at the school in Goa, India.
I have been learning about the art of sacred intimacy and over the past 10 years I have immersed myself in feminine spiritual practices and trainings to fully embrace and embody the gift of being a woman on the spiritual path of awakening.
I have also received transmissions and studies within psycho-spirituality which has been invaluable on the path.
I am a student of Tibetan Buddhism and I am deeply grateful to be connected to this ancient spiritual lineage. I am receiving teachings and empowerments from accomplished masters, furthering my studies and practice to realise the true nature of mind.
From the womb of the Great Mother, I have heard the calling and the beautiful vision of bringing the love and wisdom of the divine feminine back into this manifested world. I am deeply honoured to share in this mystery with sisters on the path.
Yours in love,
Ma Tara Palmo