I use Om ya ha hum
from the above
info which I am allowed to share with my favourite goat . . .
No spooks in yinyana
Tara practice (the way I was taught and practice) is quite time consuming.
Guru rinpoche is very strengthening, semi wrathful, worth learning the mantra.
At the moment using Cundi as a mind stilling before more internal practice . . .
Basically I will praise any passing deity.
While back did a Hindu practice devoted to Ganesha
which I found efficacious . . .http://theemerald.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/buddhist-deity-ganapati/