Saturday, February 12, 2011

How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator





The beloved deity Tara is the feminine embodiment of enlightenment. For centuries, practitioners have turned to her for protection from both external and internal dangers, from fire to arrogance. This well-written book, presented in conversational style, is an authoritative guide to the practice of Tara. Includes very helpful chapters on the whys and hows of various Tara practices as well as a commentary on the "Homage to the 21 Taras."

"Venerable Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron was a student of my guru, Lama Thubten Yeshe, and has been a fully ordained nun for many years. For thirty years her mind and life have been fully immersed in the Dharma, like a diamond, indestructible; essenceless worldly things cannot affect her mind. She is a dynamic teacher who has taught extensively all over the world, inspiring many people, awakening them like the shining sun and leading them to the path, bringing them the happiness of not only many future lives but also the everlasting ultimate happinesses of liberation and full enlightenment."--Lama Zopa Rinpoche

"With her usual clarity Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron skillfully weaves the practice and theory of Arya Tara together with the Lam-rim path, to provide a fascinating and very helpful guide for those interested in the Tara practice."--Ani Tenzin Palmo

"Ven. Thubten Chodron has the extraordinary ability to present even the most profound spiritual teachings simply and directly, in ways that impact our everyday lives. With her characteristic warmth, humor, and intelligence, she invites us here to enter the world of Tara, one of the most beloved members of the Buddhist pantheon, and to share in the wisdom and compassion of the Divine Mother."--Jonathan Landaw, the author of Prince Siddhartha, Images of Enlightenment, and Buddhism for Dummies.















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