Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Tangkas Were Hung at the End of the Ceremonial Arts class

The new meditation room is nearly 1500 square feet--
several times larger than in our former Granite Street home.

My favorite is the Green Tara. Tara, whose name means "star" or "she who ferries across," is a Bodhisattva of compassion who manifests in female form. In Tibetan, Tara is known as "Dölma" (Sgrol-ma), or "She Who Saves." In particular she represents compassion in action, since she’s in the process of stepping from her lotus throne in order to help sentient beings.