~~~~~~~~~~~~~This visualization is taken from The Buddha Book by Lillian Too ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Visualization of Tara~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~Tara's mantra is recited as the goddess is visualized at the level of the forehead, and about one
body's length away. The person visualizing thinks of the blissful wisdom of all the buddhas, fully
seeing all existence, and of the holy Dharmakaya mind which is the absolute guru.
~~Tara manifests as extremely green light, with one face and two arms, she looks peaceful and has a
sweet smile. Her hair is dark, half down and half tied up. In her hair is a blue utpala flower,
and she is adorned with jewel ornaments.
~~Her eyes express the compassion and loving kindness that a mother gives her single, most-beloved
child. Tara's right hand, holding the stem of an utpala flower, is in the mudra of granting sublime
realization. Her left hand holds the stem of another utpala flower, with three fingers held upright
to signify the Triple Gem - the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Tara's right leg is stretched out, and the
left one is folded. She sits on a moon disk and is adorned with the holy signs of a buddha.
~~At her forehead is a white Om, signifying the essence of her vajra holy body. White nectar beams
are visualized coming from the Om, touching and penetrating the person's forehead. The beams purify
all obstacles and negative karmas accumulated from beginningless time. The rays of white light
cause immediate purification.
~~At Tara's throat is a red syllable Ah, the essence of her holy speech. From this red nectar beams
radiate; they touch the throat, instantly purifying all negative karmas caused by speech over a
~~From Tara's heart and the blue syllable Hum, the essence of her holy mind, blue nectar beams
radiate, entering a person's own heart. All obstacles and negative karmas caused by the impure
thoughts of the mind and accumulated from beginningless rebirths are also purified.
~~One concentrates on this visualization, then recites at least one mala (108 repeats) of Tara's mantra:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SVAHA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Posted with love and blessings, Tara.