“OM precedes all other mantras. Only through their connection with OM can other mantras be effective or be understood in their specific natures. As such, Tara contains within Herself all mantras, and only through Her grace can we come to understand and use them properly. Tara is perhaps the most important Goddess of mantric knowledge, the very personification of mantra Shakti.” ~ Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses by Dr. David Frawley
The Goddess Tara is a Bodhisattva, the Savioress and the Mother of Liberation, who is a guiding light and bridge between the worlds. I also call her the Blessing Goddess and to her I turn for sanctuary and guidance. She is an action Goddess, assisting in transitions and delivering us through challenging times. Her forms are many and not only is she an important Shakti Goddess, but also the most popular Buddhist Goddess with 21 forms. Just like Kuan Yin, Tara’s practice has expanded globally and with it her capacity for compassion and intercession extends to all sentient beings.
April 13 is Tara’s birthday in her form as the second of the Mahavidyas, the Tantric Wisdom Goddesses. I am delighted to take this opportunity to offer a free Mantra and Meditation Circle to celebrate Tara in all her emanations!
On Saturday morning, April 13, at 11am eastern, you are invited to join me for the Goddess Tara chanting, prayers, and meditation. Register through MotherHouse Goddess Temple online space and if you cannot make the live event, there will be a recorded archive to listen to anytime. Activating Tara invites the flow of blessings, knowledge of self, and the power of liberation into our lives.
The information on how to join the circle is in the MotherHouse Goddess Temple online space – click below.
TARA’s MANTRA: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha
translated various ways to mean:
Om and Salutations to the Mother of All Blessings.
Om and Salutations. May the Mother of All guard and protect me and fulfill my needs.
Resources for the Goddess Tara:
The Gifts of White Tara – Sita Tara by Kimberly Moore
White Tara Wisdom Oracle by Ranjini George
A Collection of Prayers to Tara by Jason Espada (amazing online pdf)
Tara the Inner Guru (about her Mahavidya form) by jaimaa.org
Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses by Dr. David Frawley
Longing for Darkness: Tara and the Black Madonna by China Galland
Meditation on White Tara: The Goddess of Vitality and Longevity by Lama Choedak Rinpoche
Tara the Feminine Divine by Bokar Rinpoche
The Cult of Tara – Magic and Ritual in Tibet by Stephan Beyer
Green Tara Spray by Murphy’s Essentials
White Tara Spray by Murphy’s Essentials