Poems and Praises for Tara Practices
These three poems or praises were read and discussed during our group meditation on Red Hum-Sounding Tara. They are appropriate for all Tara practices, so please use them at any time.
White Tara with the Three Jeweled Mudra
In this audio recording, Rachael reads the chapter, "White Tara with the Three Jeweled Mudra". The recording also includes a guided meditation practice on White Tara, which is included in the chapter.
Special Orange Tara Practice
This is an audio recording of a Special Orange Tara Practice our local group did to lend our hearts and spirits to those suffering from the effects of the two pandemics gripping our nation–that of systemic racism and of Covid-19. There is a longstanding tradition in Tibetan Buddhism of practicing Orange Tara Who Protects from All Illnesses during epidemics.
In this practice, I joined teachings from two emanations of Tara: Orange Poverty Removing Tara and Orange Tara who Protects from All Illnesses. In the first half hour, I discuss these aspects of Tara as they relate to what is happening in our local communities, our nation, and around the globe. The second half hour (starting at 25:24), is a guided meditation focused on Orange Tara who Protects from All Illnesses. This is done in the manner of the full sadhana practice that our group does each month, which includes a few extra steps that aren’t in the book. Please use the practice as you feel called.