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Arya Tara ~ Kadampa statue

Happy Tara Day!


Arya Tara ~ Kadampa statue

Happy Tara Day!

(Reblogged from purpleaggregates)

Being Buddha Tara


Who is supposed to be looking after all these animals?

stargazerMost of the animals we can see are in our human realm, of course, because that is where we are. But there are countless more. According to Buddha’s explanation of the six realms of samsara, the vast majority of animals are packed together in the animal realm. In Washington DC a few weeks ago, at the Smithsonian museum, I watched a short…

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"Taking away everyone’s suffering is Tara’s very nature. As a Buddha, she has already exchanged self with others, imputed her I on all living beings, including the prawns; so living beings’ suffering IS her suffering and she has already happily accepted it, purified it, and transformed it into bliss. We can do that too, generate ourselves as a Buddha, purify everyone through imagination that becomes reality. Everything starts and ends in the imagination. We need to be part of that creative solution if samsara is ever to stop."

(Reblogged from kadampalife)



White Tara (x)

Transparent Buddha for your blog!

(Reblogged from tzillah)

Happy Tara Day!

Interesting that today is also International Women’s Day - how appropriate that it should be on the day dedicated to the woman who stood up to some rather sexist monks during her human life and took rebirth as a female Buddha!

New shrine pics.  I bought two new Buddha statues while at the Southwest Dharma Celebration last weekend. The top picture is Green Tara, and it was her empowerment we received. The other pictures are Vajrasattva with his consort. It’s such a beautiful statue, and not one you can find as easily, and since I am doing my Vajrasattva mantra counting right now, I decided to go ahead and get this one too. Now I need to fill them.

Green Tara shrine at the Southwest Dharma Celebration.

Happy Tara Day!

Southwest Dharma Celebration

I’m in Albuquerque this weekend for the Southwest Dharma Celebration. Today we will be receiving the empowerment of Buddha Green Tara. I’ve been wanting to get this particular empowerment for a while. I really feel that Tara was the one who brought me, or maybe pushed me, to the Kadampa Meditation Center Texas, for which I’m quite grateful.
I also have the task of changing out the shrine offerings on the mornings of the Celebration, along with one of my sangha friends. I’ll take and post pictures of the shrines after we’ve changed out today’s offerings.


May I strive in my practice of sacred Dharma and increase my realizations,
May I always accomplish you and behold your sublime face;
May my understanding of emptiness and the precious bodhichitta
Increase and grow like a waxing moon.

from Liberation from Sorrow, Praises and requests to the Twenty-one Taras