Annihilator of Mara

Tara Who Brings Nothingness Cannot get much more gone than annihilate…there is no trace of it left. The only thing left to reveal is the fear manifested as distractions. Like a ninja, they are stealth engaging us in the illusions which fascinate and deter us from the path. We cannot simply ignore them…these are demons which can only wreck havoc is …

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Invincible, Flaming One

Indestructible Tara Who Cuts In a blue-black hue surrounded by smoke and rain, Tara sits in the center of a blazing fire, gnashing Her teeth like a vampire. If black Tara is the equivalent of Kali, this one is most like Hekate with Her flaming blade that cuts loose any known, or unknown, inner demons from our spiritual lives. She …

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Subduer, Destroyer, Protecter

The Terrifying Tara Almost to the point of no return, Tara the Black is the most wrathful and frightening. She is the aspect of Tara in which we need to meditate upon for more than one sitting. Her depth of symbolism and profound inner truths can really rock your world. Why would a Bodhisattva, who has chosen to forgo the …

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An Arrow Sharp and True

Tara, Destroyer of the Seven Worlds In red, Tara stomps out all the attachments we have to samsara. Rigjema, or Kurukulle as She is called in Sanskrit, is similar to the Hindu Goddess Kali in this wrathful aspect; She destroys what must be removed in order to transcend the cycles of rebirth in ALL the realms of the universe. This …

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Fearlessness in All the Realms

Tan Lady Tara, the Victorious Success is measured in different ways for different people. This Tara is reknowned for Her ability to gift long life, strengthening body and mind. She is also the one which many Buddhists pray to avoid an unpleasant incarnation, avoiding a possible rebirth into the lower realms of nature or into an inauspicious environment. This Tara …

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Prosperity in Spiritual Discipline

Golden Tara of Wealth and Increased Merit As might be considered in a most approachable Goddess, Tara brings blessings in many forms. As Norjunma, or Sonam Tobche in Tibetan, the yellow or golden colored Tara is the bestow-er of wealth in many different ways…more than a physical and tangible wealth of the external world. The Golden Tara is relaxed, yet an …

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Sounds of Beauty in White

The Divine Creativity of Noble Tara On a white, brilliantly shining moon disc She descends, bringing the music of the cosmos with Her. This Tara is sometimes called Sarasvati, a connection with Buddhism’s Hindu past. She is the embodiment of the beauty of Art; this Tara holds a blue lotus near Her ear, in the center is a ritual mirror …

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The Swift Bodhisattva

Mother of All the Buddhas I was born in Louisiana, but my soul came with my parents from Korea. My father was stationed in Seoul when my mother became pregnant with me. Soon after they relocated back to the United States. Although I was raised Catholic, spiritually speaking my heart had always followed the path of a different sort. I …

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A Liminal Visit to the Past

The Rose of the Tor Written in Glastonbury, Somerset, England in 2003 The night before, I dreamed… walking through a type of bazaar where paths of consciousness were being offered to me: beautiful colours, deities, and people offering me esoteric knowledge. I was beginning to feel overwhelmed when I heard a far off voice singing my name… but somehow recognized …

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Keybearer of the Crossroads

Illumination Through Fire Hekate is a major presence in my life, although I have only acknowledged this in the past 3 years. In the past I tended to avoid dark goddesses, specifically “crones”; part of me didn’t identify with them whilst still a young woman. During the pregnancy of my daughter I was caught in the heat and smoke of …

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