Green Tara – Lesson 1

Rimpoche introduces Tara, and specifically the 21 Praises of Green Tara, as a time-honored practice used by generations of Tibetan monks as well as lay people of all social classes. As always, for any practice to produce desired results, motivation must be correctly understood. Motivation is the “why?” — the purpose for which we engage in Buddhist practice. If our goal is total enlightenment or Buddhahood, then Buddhism can deliver the goods. While it may be possible to achieve the ultimate goal outside of Buddha’s teachings, subtle internal obstacles including negative karma make this extremely questionable. Dharma teachings contain the tools needed to remove all samsaric obstacles. (24:45)

Posted on Friday, December 27th, 2013