Saturday, 16 January 2010

White Tara

For a long time now I’ve been looking for a short prayer to White Tara - we have several prayers to Green Tara in our practice book but not one to White Tara. I was hoping to find one from one of ‘our’ masters and at last I found one in Jamyang Khyentsé Chokyi Lodrö’s collected works.

The sacred image of White Tara, 'The Wish-Fulfilling Wheel' found in the empowerment room of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's residence, The Joyful Grove of Immortal Accomplishment
Image courtesy of Khyentse Labrang

So here it is for all you White Tara practitioners - with good wishes and prayers for your long life, good health and successful practice.

From Volume 2 folio 109

rab kar da shyun tong gi langtso chen
Dazzling white, in the bloom of youth like a pure new moon,
tsen péi ku chok chi dak dü chom ma
Your supreme form has all the marks and signs. You who vanquish the mara of the Lord of Death,
tsé dang yeshé ngödrup chok terwa
Grant us long life and wisdom, and the supreme attainment.
jetsün yishyin khorlor solwa dep
Noble Lady, Wish-fulfilling Wheel, to you I pray!

om tare tuttare ture soha

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