White Tara is the female Buddha of longevity. As a bodhisattva in training she promised to always appear in the form of a female bodhisattva for the benefit of all beings and especially to protect beings from the eight fears. In her white form she appears specifically for the purpose of bestowing longevity and to eliminate the suffering of untimely death, however, her practice should be seen as a complete path to enlightenment. Tara is revered in all Schools of Tibetan Buddhism and is second in popularity only to Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig.
White Tara is seen with her right hand in the mudra of supreme generosity; the left holds the stem of a white utpala flower to the heart with the petals blossoming at the ear. This holding of the flower represents the buddhas of the three times (past, present and future). The palms of the hands and feet also have an eye, so in total her eyes represent the seven eyes of pristine awareness.