General TARA Puja book

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General TARA Puja book

Postby Tsewang » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:47 am

Hi

I am looking for a basic Tara puja book that anyone can do without requiring empowerment, thanks.

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Re: General TARA Puja book

Postby Ayu » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:12 pm

Hello

I don't know a special book, but i think the Praises To The 21 Taras is very powerful and anyone can do it.

May this be helpful.
http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/ar ... y=21+taras

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Re: General TARA Puja book

Postby Jainarayan » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:53 pm

I'm sorry to be an interloper to this thread, but along the lines of the o.p., are there any restrictions on reciting The King of Prayers?
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flawless in manner and intelligent, such one will honor gain. - Digha Nikaya III 273

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Re: General TARA Puja book

Postby Konchog1 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:53 pm

Jainarayan wrote:I'm sorry to be an interloper to this thread, but along the lines of the o.p., are there any restrictions on reciting The King of Prayers?
No, it's fine.
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Re: General TARA Puja book

Postby Jainarayan » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:20 pm

Very good, thanks.
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Re: General TARA Puja book

Postby Ayu » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:44 pm

There is also one book i know about the background and the practice of the 21 Taras, but it is not available in English.
It's written in German and French also:
http://www.amazon.de/s/?ie=UTF8&keyword ... h89icxvf_e
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Re: General TARA Puja book

Postby Vajratantrika » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:23 pm

Tsewang wrote:Hi

I am looking for a basic Tara puja book that anyone can do without requiring empowerment, thanks.



While it is not specifically a puja text, I have found Ven. Thubten Chodron's book, How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator, to be quite helpful in understanding more about Tara.
May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes,
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes,
May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering,
May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of ignorance, attachment and aversion.

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Re: General TARA Puja book

Postby philji » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:43 pm

In the book " confessions of a gypsy yogini " by Marcia Schmidt there is a lovely Tara practice in English.....

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Re: General TARA Puja book

Postby Sherab Dorje » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:18 pm

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Re: General TARA Puja book

Postby Jainarayan » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:23 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:Here's one from the FPMT.


I love that one. On a printer that will do double-sided printing, it can be printed in booklet format and then stapled in the center, or cut in half and stapled or bound down the left side.
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