Green Tara

imageGreen Tara is a Tibetan depiction of important feminine qualities: beauty, grace, compassion, nurturing. She is said to protect us from fear and embodies enlightened action. She is depicted in thangkas (scroll-like Tibetan paintings like the one shown here) with one foot down, ready to step into the world to relieve suffering.image

At a recent retreat our teacher commented on seeing this thangka, which has 365 Green Taras, that he could imagine a Tara on every cell of his body, guiding him to enlightened action. Isn’t that an inspiring image?

 

Photo: thangka I purchased in Kathmandu in 2008, again on retreat with me this week

 

 

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One Response to Green Tara

  1. Frances says:

    Enjoyed the drawing and the inspiration ‘

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