The Dance of the Twenty-one Taras     
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“May the twenty-one supreme Taras transform the world into one of peace and happiness,

May the twenty-one supreme Taras protect sentient beings
from the eight and the sixteen kinds of fear.

The dance of how Tara protects from the sixteen kinds of fear made the most auspicious connection: you danced that well, and that made the most auspicious connection!”

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
(after the Tara dance performance, Dorje Denma Ling, Nova Scotia, Canada 2005)


    By practicing Tara, may we gain a stable mind,
    Even in the midst of the most challenging situations.
    May we offer our stable mind as the pure realm
    For Yidams, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to manifest.

   Through this offering, may we again and again
   Meet the Guru who is the true nature of our mind.
   And thus come to realize that our own mind
   And Tara's enlightened mind are undifferentiable.

   May we meet together again and again
   To let unfold Tara's turquoise mandala.
   And may we, in this way, transform this world
   Into one of peace and happiness.

   Alexandra Kalinine