Known as "the female Buddha" in Tibet and India, Tara connects us to the archetypal Divine Femininean energetic force that exists within us and all around us, and has been available to all humans since our earliest origin.
While there are many books on Tara, this practical guide shows us how those of any tradition can directly access her, through clear instruction and authentic Tibetan Buddhist teachings.
Jungian analyst, scholar, and spiritual practitioner Dr. Rachael Wooten combines the ancient Tara tradition with depth psychology to help us connect with each of Tara's manifestations and access her blessings within ourselves and in the external world.
In her myriad forms, Tara has the power to protect us from inner and outer negativity, illuminate our self-sabotaging habits, cleanse mental and physical poisons, address emotional trauma, open us to abundance, give us strength and peace, help us fulfill our life purposes, and more.
Here, you will explore all 22 manifestations of Tara. Each chapter begins with an epigraph that captures the spiritual and psychological essence of the emanation, explains her purpose, and teaches you specific visualizations, praises, mantra chants, and other ways of invoking her presence in yourself and the world.
"If ever the voice of wisdom and compassion was needed in the form of an awakened female figure such as Tara," writes Dr. Wooten, "that time is now." This book illuminates the way to her healing, blessings, and aid.
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About the Author
Rachael has been mentored by spiritual teachers such as her Tibetan root guru Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She has taught Tara practices under the authorization of Lodrö Rinpoche for more than 20 years. Rachael has offered Tara workshops through the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and C. G. Jung Society of the Triangle. She currently teaches a monthly Tara meditation group at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. To learn more, visit rachaelwootenauthor.com.
Table of Contents
The Origins of Tara: Always in the Body of a Woman 9
Calling On Green Tara 19
Chapter 1 Red Swift and Courageous Tara 33
Chapter 2 Great White Soothing Tara 43
Chapter 3 Golden Tara 53
Chapter 4 Yellow All-Victorious Tara 63
Chapter 5 Red Hum-Sounding Tara 73
Chapter 6 Dark Red Victorious Tara 81
Chapter 7 Black Tara Who Destroys All Negativities 91
Chapter 8 Dark Red Destroying Tara 101
Chapter 9 White Protecting Tara with the Three jewels Mudra 109
Chapter 10 Red Influential Tara 119
Chapter 11 Orange Poverty-Removing Tara 127
Chapter 12 Golden Good-Luck-Bringing Tara 137
Chapter 13 Red Burning Tara 147
Chapter 14 Black Wrathful Tara 157
Chapter 15 White Soothing Tara 167
Chapter 16 Red Ail-Knowing Hum Tara 177
Chapter 17 Saffron Tara Who Moves the Three Worlds 187
Chapter 18 White Poison-Removing Tara 197
Chapter 19 White Tara Who Removes All Suffering 207
Chapter 20 Orange Tara Who Protects from All Illnesses 215
Chapter 21 White Tara Who Fulfills AU Activities 225
Practice Resources 243
A Green Tara Sadhana: A Step-by-Step Practice Text 245
A Sadhana for Tara's Twenty-One Emanations 249
Quick Reference Guide for Sadhana Practice: The Praises, the Mantras, and Tara's Appearance 252
Twenty-Two Short Tara Practices 269
Meditating with Seed Syllables 279
Additional Resources 283
About the Author 311