Embodying Tara

Embodying Tara: Twenty-One Manifestations to Awaken Your Innate Wisdom

Realize the power of Tara, the Buddhist goddess of compassion, within yourself in this modern guide to her 21 forms.

Explore down-to-earth meditations and stories of real women who embody Tara’s qualities.

Tara, the Buddhist goddess of compassion, can manifest within all of us. In this illustrated introduction to Tara’s twenty-one forms, respected female Buddhist teacher and practitioner Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton shows you how to invite Tara’s awakened energy to come alive in yourself through:

  • insight into core Buddhist concepts and teachings;
  • meditations;
  • mantra recitations;
  • journal exercises.

The relatable stories from Buddhist history and the author’s personal reflections will give you the tools to live a more compassionate life, befriend your fears, and overcome everyday challenges.

Find out how important women and movements in modern history have achieved this through their own embodiment of Tara’s enlightened activities. The stories of Jane Goodall, Nawal El Saadawi, Oprah Winfrey, Vandana Shiva, Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and others will inspire you to bring these aspects of Tara into the world in creative and socially conscious ways for the benefit of all.

Audio book: Embodying Tara: Twenty-One Manifestations to Awaken Your Innate Wisdom

Short Synopsis

Realize the power of Tara, the Buddhist goddess of compassion, within yourself in this modern guide to her twenty-one forms. Explore down-to-earth meditations and stories of real women who embody Tara’s qualities.

Full Synopsis

Tara, the Buddhist goddess of compassion, can manifest within all of us. In this introduction to Tara’s twenty-one forms, respected female Buddhist teacher and practitioner Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton shows you how to invite Tara’s awakened energy to come alive in yourself through:

    • ● journal exercises.
      ● mantra recitations; and
      ● meditations;
      ● insight into core Buddhist concepts and teachings;

The relatable stories from Buddhist history and the author’s personal reflections will give you the tools to live a more compassionate life, befriend your fears, and overcome everyday challenges.

Find out how important women and movements in modern history have achieved this through their own embodiment of Tara’s enlightened activities. The stories of Jane Goodall, Nawal El Saadawi, Oprah Winfrey, Vandana Shiva, Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and others will inspire you to bring these aspects of Tara into the world in creative and socially conscious ways for the benefit of all.

Testimonials

There are many books and sadhanas translated into English on how to practice Tara. Chandra Easton, a brilliant scholar who is very devoted to mother Tara, completed a beautiful commentary on the root verses of Praise to the Twenty-One Taras, which is a famous tantra taught by the Buddha. Her commentary is based on the teachings of the great masters Taranatha of the 17th century, Jigme Lingpa of the 18th century, and Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche of the 20th century. She is one of the first Western scholars and devotees to write a book on Tara. This book is not just intellectual essays, but it explains with devotion the power of mother Tara according to the teachings of the uninterrupted lineage. It is a special book on Tara. It makes it easy for the modern reader to understand and connect to Tara, and to benefit from her practice, particularly now when so many challenges are happening in the world and signs of degeneration are manifesting. Connecting to mother Tara is one of the most powerful ways to bring peace and harmony to individuals and the world.

I have been a practitioner of Tara for as long as I can remember because my family practiced mother Tara every evening. Mother Tara has resonated in my heart ever since. I’m so happy and honored to write this short foreword. May it become a special tool to bring peace to everyone’s heart. SARVA MANGALAM.

Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, Co-founder and director of Padmasambhava Buddhist Center based at Padma Samye Ling

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