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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 294
EAN: 9781577314615
ISBN: 1577314611
Label: New World Library
Manufacturer: New World Library
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 2004-04-08
Publisher: New World Library
Studio: New World Library

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Tara is the best-known and most beloved feminine deity of Buddhism. Having famously vowed to help others while always remaining in the female form, Tara is traditionally called a mother, a virgin, and a queen. Like a mother, she provides unconditional love. Like a virgin, she is whole and complete unto herself. Like a queen, she is noble and generous.

Containing a 96-page book, a white Tara resin figure, and a keepsake box, The Tara Box opens to create a mini-altar and portable shrine for the exquisitely carved Tara statuette. The altar can be used in conjunction with the book's rituals and meditation practices, which are aimed at compassionate healing, long life, and protection from life's travails. The book — which slides snugly behind the altar for easy reference — explains who Tara is and how to reach out to her. This unique gift set is for those interested in healing, ritual magic, women's empowerment, Buddhism, and exotic Asian art.



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Summary: Tara; the Female Buddha
Comment: I am a collector of fine statues of Buddhas, Ganesh, etc. and when I received the Tara Box; I fell in love w/ it. The statue was intricate and beautiful. She is the female counterpart of the male Buddha, and she is so compassionate and protective. I have her in my bedroom. The box makes a neat little altar to protect the statue. The book has a brief history of her life and blessings.
I would definitely recommend Tara for your collection of Eastern Art and Culture and also just for the beauty and true compassion emanating from the statue.


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Summary: The Tara Box
Comment: Outstanding little book by a Tibetan devotee and an absolutely beautiful statue of the White Tara. Recommended for devotee and novice alike. Rev. Douglas V. Buchanan

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Summary: A Lovely Presentation of Tara
Comment: Beautiful set - to own, or to give as a gift.

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Summary: Absolutely gorgeous product
Comment: The book is an enjoyable read about the history of Tara and includes a number of devotions that can be used. There is also advice on successful meditation. The box is gorgeous and can be used as a small shrine. The statue of Tara that is included has a lot of beautiful detail.

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Summary: Wonderful introduction to Tara
Comment: This boxed set is a perfect gift for friends (or yourself!) interested in Buddhist practice, especially for beginners. It concerns itself with Tara, a female buddha particularly associated with protection, healing, and long life. Along with Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, Tara is the favorite buddha of Tibetans, and many if not most Tibetan Buddhists do her practice on a daily basis.

The boxed set comes with a small shrine-like enclosure (the box itself), a white statue of Tara, and a book explaining how to do the meditations associated with Tara. The box and statue are very nice to put on your shrine, or someplace special, but the real treasure is the book, which contains excellent explanations about Tara and how to receive benefits from doing Tara practice, written in a style that will be easily accessible to people who know little or nothing about Buddhism, but also with a level of detail that will please students already familiar with basic Buddhist practice.

The book was written by Gehlek Rinpoche, an incarnate lama (teacher), who himself specializes in Tara practice and received very special instructions on the practice from senior teachers in Tibet. Gehlek Rinpoche has a wonderful sense of humor, and is a kind and warm-hearted man. He is also an extraordinary practitioner and teacher. I had the good fortune to experience a Tara meditation with him once, a year ago, and it was a remarkable experience. He certainly embodies everything he writes about.

The book describes who Tara is, why the practice is beneficial, how anyone (even non-Buddhists or members of other religions) can do this practice and benefit from it, etc. It then contains a short text for th meditation itself, the mantra of Tara (and explanation), and how to cleanse the body of oneself and others using meditations on the five elements (earth, water, etc.). It also contains the text of the beautiful prayer of supplication called "Praise to the 21 Taras".

I would strongly recommend this boxed set!


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