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Green Tara Puja

Published on 07 June 2021

Khyentse Foundation and Siddhartha’s Intent invite you to join an all-day celebration and worldwide Zabtik Drolma (Green Tara) puja practice on June 18 for the long life of our teachers and the long life of the Dharma.

The SI community will host individual pujas on different continents throughout the day. Puja start times and Zoom links will be announced closer to the event. Everyone is welcome to participate in the celebration at any point during the day.

We are pleased to offer the debut of a new melody for “Praises to the 21 Taras,” together with a new adaptation of the English sadhana, both composed and arranged under the guidance and direction of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. We hope to have the privilege of Rinpoche’s company during one or more of the pujas.

Additionally, we are happy to announce that preparations are underway to offer regular online Tara Puja practices in the future.

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“As I said, this is really, really, personally my favorite puja. I think there are several reasons for that. Tārā is sort of a mother-like figure, and being female she is known to be always quick to respond. Of course, this is all dualistic thinking. But since we are dualistic, as you know, what choice do we have? Also, Tārā is one of the four main deities practiced by those great people at Nalanda University such as Nāgārjuna – even by the big, grand, great Nāgārjuna. I personally can say that the Tārā puja has helped me in so many ways.”

— Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Green Tara puja teaching, Taipei, Oct 2020

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Read Rinpoche’s full teaching on Green Tara puja in Taipei here.

Visit the online Tara Altar for more teachings on Tara, Tara Gallery and more.