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Hello,

I have received a Green Tara empowerment and lung (standard Chokgyur Lingpa one).
Although I have been provided with an extensive commentary by my guru, there is much I do not recall and wasn't able to write down in detail, especially regarding the visualization of the 20 taras. Could anybody point me to good resources (books, websites, etc)?

Thanks
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Bokar Rinpoche wrote a book, "Tara: the Feminine Divine." Google it. Great stuff.
Also, Bokar Khenpo Lodro Donyo wrote a book about Tara, which is harder to find in English translation, and expensive, when I last looked...it has some info relating specifically to Chogyur Lingpa's terma.

The Khenpo Bros. also wrote a book about Tara, if I recall, which I'm sure is wonderful. And Martin Wilson wrote "In Praise of Tara."

And then there's "The Cult of Tara," which has a great deal of info about Tara, specifically, and Tibetan Buddhist practices, in general.
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རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
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དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
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conebeckham wrote:Bokar Rinpoche wrote a book, "Tara: the Feminine Divine." Google it. Great stuff.
Also, Bokar Khenpo Lodro Donyo wrote a book about Tara, which is harder to find in English translation, and expensive, when I last looked...it has some info relating specifically to Chogyur Lingpa's terma.

The Khenpo Bros. also wrote a book about Tara, if I recall, which I'm sure is wonderful. And Martin Wilson wrote "In Praise of Tara."

And then there's "The Cult of Tara," which has a great deal of info about Tara, specifically, and Tibetan Buddhist practices, in general.
thank you very much
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Skillful Grace: Tara Practice for Our Time

is by Tulku Urgyen and Trulshik Adeu Rinpoches, all based on Chokling Ter Tara teachings,

and the practice if needed is here:
http://www.tibetsupply.com/collections/ ... a-practice
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Bj Lhundrup wrote:Skillful Grace: Tara Practice for Our Time

is by Tulku Urgyen and Trulshik Adeu Rinpoches, all based on Chokling Ter Tara teachings,

and the practice if needed is here:
http://www.tibetsupply.com/collections/ ... a-practice
thanks
i've already got the sadhana, but i will look for this book
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thank you very much. was looking for something exactly like this. will help me a lot in improving my practice.
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etinin wrote:Hello,

I have received a Green Tara empowerment and lung (standard Chokgyur Lingpa one).
Although I have been provided with an extensive commentary by my guru, there is much I do not recall and wasn't able to write down in detail, especially regarding the visualization of the 20 taras. Could anybody point me to good resources (books, websites, etc)?

Thanks
There is a complete online program based on the Zabtig Tara practice from the Chokling Tersar;
https://dharmasun.org/index.php?dharmasun=cms&id=14

Since this is a complete cycle there are actually many empowerment's and sadhana's in this cycle. You can find a good outline of the whole cycle in "Skillful Grace". The well known sadhana (link above to tibetsupply) that is practiced in both Kagyu and Nyingma is actually the outer sadhana in the cycle.

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etinin wrote: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:06 am Hello,

I have received a Green Tara empowerment and lung (standard Chokgyur Lingpa one).
Although I have been provided with an extensive commentary by my guru, there is much I do not recall and wasn't able to write down in detail, especially regarding the visualization of the 20 taras. Could anybody point me to good resources (books, websites, etc)?

Thanks
I know this is an old thread but it turned up in a google search.
Does anyone know which Chokgyur Lingpa Tara sadhana is the “standard” one?
I received a GT empowerment from H.E. Namkhai Nyingpo recently and it was from Chokgyur Lingpa but he didn't specify further. If there is a standard one that is likely what it was.
Can anyone possibly pm or point me to the sadhana?

Thanks :smile:
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DechenDave wrote: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:58 pm
etinin wrote: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:06 am Hello,

I have received a Green Tara empowerment and lung (standard Chokgyur Lingpa one).
Although I have been provided with an extensive commentary by my guru, there is much I do not recall and wasn't able to write down in detail, especially regarding the visualization of the 20 taras. Could anybody point me to good resources (books, websites, etc)?

Thanks
I know this is an old thread but it turned up in a google search.
Does anyone know which Chokgyur Lingpa Tara sadhana is the “standard” one?
I received a GT empowerment from H.E. Namkhai Nyingpo recently and it was from Chokgyur Lingpa but he didn't specify further. If there is a standard one that is likely what it was.
Can anyone pm or point me to the sadhana?

Thanks :smile:
It isn't standard it is just very common. Try to contact the center and ask them what Tara it was.

/magnus
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heart wrote: Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:43 pm
DechenDave wrote: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:58 pm
etinin wrote: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:06 am Hello,

I have received a Green Tara empowerment and lung (standard Chokgyur Lingpa one).
Although I have been provided with an extensive commentary by my guru, there is much I do not recall and wasn't able to write down in detail, especially regarding the visualization of the 20 taras. Could anybody point me to good resources (books, websites, etc)?

Thanks
I know this is an old thread but it turned up in a google search.
Does anyone know which Chokgyur Lingpa Tara sadhana is the “standard” one?
I received a GT empowerment from H.E. Namkhai Nyingpo recently and it was from Chokgyur Lingpa but he didn't specify further. If there is a standard one that is likely what it was.
Can anyone pm or point me to the sadhana?

Thanks :smile:
It isn't standard it is just very common. Try to contact the center and ask them what Tara it was.

/magnus
I tried. No reply. He was actually supposed to do a different one entirely and changed to Green Tara on the day.
But which one is the very common one if I may ask?
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DechenDave wrote: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:34 pm
heart wrote: Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:43 pm
DechenDave wrote: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:58 pm

I know this is an old thread but it turned up in a google search.
Does anyone know which Chokgyur Lingpa Tara sadhana is the “standard” one?
I received a GT empowerment from H.E. Namkhai Nyingpo recently and it was from Chokgyur Lingpa but he didn't specify further. If there is a standard one that is likely what it was.
Can anyone pm or point me to the sadhana?

Thanks :smile:
It isn't standard it is just very common. Try to contact the center and ask them what Tara it was.

/magnus
I tried. No reply. He was actually supposed to do a different one entirely and changed to Green Tara on the day.
But which one is the very common one if I may ask?
http://www.lotustreasure.com/shop/

You get it here for free, but you probably need some instruction on how to do it but many lamas know how to do this sadhana.

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Thank you, appreciated.
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https://www.kunzang.org/kpl-bookstore/p ... tara-book/

Here is a booklet which is taken from a teaching by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche on how to do this practice.

I will PM you as well.
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Zabtik Drolma, a mind treasure of Chogling's.

Sometimes the empowerment of Green Tara and the 21 Taras from Thukdrup Barchay Kunsel is given...it's described as an "activity branch" of that terma cycle.
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")
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conebeckham wrote: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:22 pm Zabtik Drolma, a mind treasure of Chogling's.

Sometimes the empowerment of Green Tara and the 21 Taras from Thukdrup Barchay Kunsel is given...it's described as an "activity branch" of that terma cycle.
If it was the second you mention, would that have included the 21 action mantras? That might narrow it down because If I recall he only commented that the empowerment enabled us to say the Green Tara one.

So if it is therefore from the Zabtik Drolma, would the one empowerment likely grant permission to do any version of the sadhana? On Lotsawa House I noticed an Elaborate and a condensed version, and then an even more condensed daily version composed by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
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Terma wrote: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:57 pm https://www.kunzang.org/kpl-bookstore/p ... tara-book/

Here is a booklet which is taken from a teaching by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche on how to do this practice.

I will PM you as well.
Thank you Terma
Does that book cover the Chokling practice in question? Is this the Green Tara practiced at KTD and KTC’s? At Bardor Tulku’s center?
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DechenDave wrote: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:28 am
Terma wrote: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:57 pm https://www.kunzang.org/kpl-bookstore/p ... tara-book/

Here is a booklet which is taken from a teaching by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche on how to do this practice.

I will PM you as well.
Thank you Terma
Does that book cover the Chokling practice in question? Is this the Green Tara practiced at KTD and KTC’s? At Bardor Tulku’s center?
Yes it does and yes this is the Green Tara practice that is commonly done at most Nyingma and Kagyu centers. It is done daily at Bardor Rinpoche's center, Kunzang Palchen Ling.

Here is a pecha version of the Sadhana that you can order as well from Names Bangdzo bookstore at KTD

https://www.namsebangdzo.com/mobile/Pro ... px?id=1490
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DechenDave wrote: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:24 am
conebeckham wrote: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:22 pm Zabtik Drolma, a mind treasure of Chogling's.

Sometimes the empowerment of Green Tara and the 21 Taras from Thukdrup Barchay Kunsel is given...it's described as an "activity branch" of that terma cycle.
If it was the second you mention, would that have included the 21 action mantras? That might narrow it down because If I recall he only commented that the empowerment enabled us to say the Green Tara one.

So if it is therefore from the Zabtik Drolma, would the one empowerment likely grant permission to do any version of the sadhana? On Lotsawa House I noticed an Elaborate and a condensed version, and then an even more condensed daily version composed by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
Yes, you can do the one you like, but I would recommend to get instructions how to do the long one anyway. The very short one is by Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche one of Tulku Urgyens sons.

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heart wrote: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:32 am
DechenDave wrote: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:24 am
conebeckham wrote: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:22 pm Zabtik Drolma, a mind treasure of Chogling's.

Sometimes the empowerment of Green Tara and the 21 Taras from Thukdrup Barchay Kunsel is given...it's described as an "activity branch" of that terma cycle.
If it was the second you mention, would that have included the 21 action mantras? That might narrow it down because If I recall he only commented that the empowerment enabled us to say the Green Tara one.

So if it is therefore from the Zabtik Drolma, would the one empowerment likely grant permission to do any version of the sadhana? On Lotsawa House I noticed an Elaborate and a condensed version, and then an even more condensed daily version composed by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
Yes, you can do the one you like, but I would recommend to get instructions how to do the long one anyway. The very short one is by Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche one of Tulku Urgyens sons.

/magnus
Thanks Magnus.
It sounds like it’s widely pratcied enough that I should be able to track down a place to learn.
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