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Tara - The Feminine Divine


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Author: Bokar Rinpoche

The various aspects of Tibet's favourite tutelary deity, with an examination of the origins of the Tara tantra, and contemporary aspects of her practice and reliance on her. With an iconography, and a discussion of remarkable women in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. Tara is the most famous female deity in Tibetan Buddhism, from nomads to scholars, all Tibetans are profoundly devoted to her. This revealing book includes an examination of the role of deities in Buddhism and what they represent, the function of ritual and invocation, an understanding of Tara's symbolism, an introduction to the Tara tantra, stories of Tara the saviouress, and praises to Tara.

'There were many who followed the path in a man`s body, few in a woman's body. "As for myself", she said, "as long as samsara is not emptied, I will benefit beings appearing in a female body."

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