Tara, Magnetizing Goddess of Knowledge
(Tibetan: Drölma Wangdü Rigjé Lhamo)

(Sanskrit: Tārā Turavīrā)

Photographer credit: Alan K.
Photographer credit: Alan K.

Swift, compassionate, and joyful, Tara Kurukulla effortlessly accomplishes the four enlightened activities of pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and destroying. The red wisdom rays from her bow and arrow dispel ignorance and, in particular, arrogant pride. She magnetizes the essence of everything that is beneficial.

Color: Red

Expression: Joyful

Mantra: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Kuru Kulle Nrija Svaha

Symbols: Bow and arrow

Resources for real life Tara Kurukulla from Embodying Tara:


Machig Labdron


Machik’s Complete Explanation by Sarah Harding (includes her biography, dialogues with students, and her teachings)


The Sacred Teachings of Severance. Compiled by Jamgon Kongtrul, Translated by Sarah Harding.

Book about Machig:

Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod by Jerome Edou.
Women of Wisdom by Tsultrim Allione

Machig Labdron and her Contribution to Chod with Tenzin Yangzom about Machig Labdron

(Bhutan conference on Vajrayana Buddhism)

“Who is Machig Labdron” w/ Lama Tsultrim Allione ​ (Youtube via “Study Buddhism” channel)

Lama Tsultrim Allione


Women of Wisdom

Feeding Your Demons
Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine

Talk on “Who is Machig Labdron” w/ Lama Tsultrim Allione at Naropa University



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