Tara is a female Bodhisattva typically associated with Tibetan Buddhism. She is one of the more popular figures in the Tibetan pantheon of deities. Tara (pronounced tah’ rah), whose name in means “Star”, originated in Indian Hinduism as the Mother Creator, and her many representations spread from Ireland to Indonesia under many different names. As White Tara, she rose from a lotus blooming in the lake that formed from the first tear of compassion of great Bodhisattva Avalokiteswara (whose human incarnation is the Dalai Lama), and is considered his consort
The White Tara is the personification of compassion, long life, healing and serenity. The followers of the White Tara believe that the gift of longevity is granted for the practice of compassion and service to others.
The basic words for the Tara Mantra are:
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha
(pronounced: Ohm, Tahray, Tootahray, Tooray, Swahhah)
The specific words for the White Tara Mantra are:
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayus Punya Jñana Pustim Kuru Svaha
(Pronounced: Ohm, Tahray, Tootahray , Tooray, Mahmah, Ahyoor, Poonyay, Jnyana, Pushtim, Kuru, Swahhah)
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White Tara Meditation
Original Chanting by Isabella Rajotte
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