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> Jeff Munoz
Munoz, is a devotional singer, artist, writer and co-founder,
developer and caretaker of Tara's
Jeff’s first spiritual teacher ~ Daddy
Bray, one of the last great Kahuna of Hawaii ~ adopted Jeff
as a son in 1967 and shared of his wisdom up to his passing.
In 1972 Jeff received darshan blessings and
teachings in India from such great gurus as Sathya Sai Baba,
Neem Karoli Baba, and J. Krishnamurti.
In 1974 Jeff met and received teachings
from Venerable Kalu Rinpoche on the island of Maui. Jeff assisted
Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche on Maui in 1976 with the construction
of the first enlightenment stupa in the western world and
received blessings and teachings from the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa
and Jamgon Kontrul Rinpoche.
In 1981 with the blessings of the 16th
Karmapa, Jeff co-founded and developed with Lama Karma Rinchen,
Kagyu Dhechen Hermitage stupa and temple where he has since
resided as caretaker.
In 1985 Jeff’s devotional chanting
inspired the creation of the Mandala Dance of the 21 Taras
by Prema Desara, for which he provided his chanting and music
for twelve years. The dance continues to be taught and practiced
around the world. Jeff began receiving teachings in 1993 from
Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamsto Rinpoche who remains his principal
Jeff Munoz and Christina Richã Devi organize
the Tara Retreat in Hawaï together.
information about Christina Richã Devi here.