About Green Tara:
Green Tara is a female Buddha. In fact, she is the manifestation of the wisdom of all the Buddhas, and the goddess who accomplishes their enlightened activities. Her name means "Saviouress," and it is she who comes swiftly to protect all beings from fear.
Tara was once a human being. Through countless lifetimes of practicing compassionate and courageous activities to benefit others, she attained liberation.
Many legends are associated with Tara. It is said that she arose from the tears of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, as he wept in despair because he was unable to fulfill his task to save all beings from suffering. Tara consoled him, and offered to assume the form of a female bodhisattva in order to assist him in his noble endeavors.
It is important to remember that we are never separate from Tara. When we call on Tara to grant our needs or to allay our fears, we are calling on the awakened qualities of our own true nature.
Green Tara embodies the the feminine aspect of wisdom expressed through enlightened activity of all the Buddhas. She is the protectoress from fear and mental obscurations. Her right hand, extended in the giving mudra, bestows the common and uncommon siddhis or accomplishments. She is shown holding a vase, symbol of the vase empowerment, for purification. Her left hand is held in the gesture of fearlessness to bestow protection.
This museum quality giclee print is a fine art reproduction of an original thangka painting by the official artist of H.H. the Sakya Trizin. Perfect in iconographical detail, it is printed onto acid-free, heavy watercolor paper with archival ink. The iris giclee process renders the highest degree of accuracy and richness of color available through reproduction. The resulting print is an art form in itself and offers buyers a reasonable alternative to purchasing an original thangka painting. Comes ready to frame.
- #TH001G: 16" x 20". Image is 11 3/4" x 15 3/4" with 2 1/4" border.
- #TH007G: 9" x 12". Image is 8" x 10 3/4" with approximately 1/2" border.