ON GREEN TARA
go for refuge to the Buddha,
I go for refuge to the Dharma,
I go for refuge to the Sangha. (3x)
the Mind to Enlightenment
virtue of giving and so forth,
may I become a Buddha for the benefit of all sentient beings.
all sentient beings have equanimity, free from attachment, aggression
May they be happy, and have the causes for happiness.
May they be free from suffering and causes for suffering.
May they never be separated from the happiness that is free from
I prostrate with body, speech and mind;
I present clouds of every type of offerings, actual and imagined;
I declare all the negative actions I have done since beginningless
and rejoice in the merit of all Aryas and ordinary beings.
Please teacher, remain until cyclic existence ends
and turn the wheel of Dharma for all sentient beings.
I dedicate the virtues of myself and others to the great Enlightenment.
and Mantra Recitation
the space before you, on a lotus and moondisc appears green Tara.
of your problems, needs and aims and request Tara's help from your
Her body is made of green light, transparent like a rainbow.
Her left leg is drawn up in lotus posture to symbolise control
Her right leg is extended, symbolising that she is ready to rise
to the aid of all beings.
Her left hand is at her heart in the gesture of giving refuge:
the palm facing outward, thumb & ring finger touching, the
other fingers raised.
Her right hand is on her right knee, in the gesture of giving
high realisations: the palm faces outwards, thumb & index
finger touching, the other fingers pointing down.
Both hands hold a blue utpala flower.
She is very beautiful, dressed in celestial silks and smiles at
- Then she shines white light from her forehead into your forehead,
eliminating problems and negativities of your body, do some mantras:
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA
- Next she shines red light from her throat into your throat, eliminating
obstacles and negativities of your speech, do some mantras: OM TARE
TUTTARE TURE SOHA
- Next she shines blue light from her heart into your heart, eliminating
all obstacles and negativities of your mind, do some mantras: OM
TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA
- Try to feel you are now free from al hindrances and problems,
and that you have received the inspiration and energy to accomplish
- Then Tara comes to the crown of your head, facing the same way
- She dissolves into green light, which descends into your heart
- Your mind merges with Tara's' mind.
- Keep this feeling as long as possible.
By this virtue may I soon
reach a Guru-Buddha-state,
and lead each and every being
to that state of Buddhahood.
May the precious Bodhicitta
not yet born, arise and grow
may that born have no decline