“Tara is without doubt the most beloved female deity in Tibetan Buddhism, revered for her swiftness in helping those who rely on her. She has been described as a Buddha for our modern age, a sublime personification of compassion and wisdom in female form at a time when sorrow and suffering seem to be increasing everywhere. Of all the Buddhas, Tara is the most accessible.” — From the book Tara in the palm of your hand, by Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche 
Tara in the palm of your hand, a book by Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche
Tara is the Buddha of Enlightened Activity. Tara (Drolma in Tibetan) is often just called the “saviouress”, not just in the sense of spiritual salvation, but also as a rescuer of beings suffering in samsara here and now. Just as a child might call out for her mother if she is in danger, devout Tibetan Buddhists tend to call out for Tara in times of need. [For an in-depth story on Tara, see this Buddha Weekly feature>>] But just how does that work? Does a goddess sweep down and rescue us? And why is she called the “Mother of all Buddhas?” These are the questions we try to answer, together with some practice suggestions."
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