Green Tara

How to pray Green Tara Statue

Green Tara is also known as female Bodhisattva, or enlightened being, in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. She is revered as a goddess of compassion, protection, and swift action, and is often depicted in art as a beautiful woman seated on a lotus throne. If you would like to pray to a Green Tara statue, here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Find a quiet place where you can sit or stand comfortably, with the statue within view.

  2. Begin by taking a few deep breaths and calming your mind.

  3. Offer a traditional Tibetan Buddhist greeting, such as "Om Mani Padme Hum," which translates to "Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus."

  4. Hold your hands in the traditional Tibetan prayer position, with your palms pressed together in front of your chest.

  5. Recite the following prayer, or any other prayer or mantra that holds special meaning for you:

"Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha"

This prayer translates to "Hail to the one who liberates from suffering." It is believed to invoke the blessings and protection of Green Tara.

  1. Visualize Green Tara seated in front of you, surrounded by a bright, white light. Imagine her offering you her compassionate gaze and her protection.

  2. Spend some time in silence, focusing on the image of Green Tara and the feelings of peace and protection that she represents.

  3. When you are ready, offer a traditional Tibetan Buddhist closing, such as "Domo Geshe La" or "Namaste," which means "I honor the divine within you."

Remember that the most important aspect of prayer is your intention and the feelings of devotion and reverence that you bring to it. Whether you are praying to a statue or simply focusing on the image of Green Tara in your mind, the important thing is to cultivate a sense of connection with this enlightened being and the qualities that she represents.

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