March 5, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The first Saturday of the month is Practice of Green Tara at 10:30am. Please join on zoom or in person at the center:
Green Tara is a gentle female embodiment of universal compassion. She represents the virtuous, enlightened, and miraculous activity of all Buddhas. She reaches out her hand in the gesture of granting protection, freeing one from fear, obstacles, and difficulties. With her right foot stepping forward, she is alert, determined, and ready to actively help all who call upon her. Green Tara is known as the ‘Swift One’ or the ‘Swift Liberator’ due to her immediate response to those who request her aid. Green Tara’s compassion for the welfare of all living beings is said to be even stronger than a mother’s love for her children. She is the one who helps us cross over the ocean of suffering and guides us upon the path of enlightenment.
The Green Tara statue pictured above resides in the Karme Ling Lama House shrine room. The original of this Green Tara was made by Zanabazar (1635-1723), the greatest Mongolian sculptor who was most famous for his gilt bronze sculptures. Zanabazar was the reincarnation of Taranatha and a Tulku in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.