Rebuilding Nepal Through Trade
After the massive earthquakes that tragically struck Nepal in 2015, the people of Nepal are still struggling to heal emotionally and physically.
Relief workers in Kathmandu have told us that one of the most important things we can do to help Nepalese families regain a sense of normalcy is to provide trade so that people can once again wake up in the morning and go to work. We encourage you to support Nepalese artisans and their families by purchasing products marked with the prayer flag icon shown above.
DharmaCrafts has committed to donate 5% of the sales revenue of all Nepalese products throughout 2015 and 2016 to earthquake relief efforts. A large percentage of our donation will go to Roshi Joan Halifax's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund (NERF) set up through Upaya Zen Center. Upaya's example of engaged Buddhism is inspirational to us and to our efforts. DharmaCrafts will also contribute to the Save the Children Fund.
DharmaCrafts offers Even DEEPER DISCOUNTS on Meditation Cushions & yoga mats for Organizations including:
- Nonprofit & government organizations
- Meditation & MBSR teachers
- Meditation centers & yoga studios
- Hospitals, prisons, religious organizations
- Corporations, spas, hotels — your volume cushion order may also be eligible to receive even deeper discounts
DharmaCrafts is able to offer deep discounts on our meditation cushions, yoga mats and support cushions because these items are handcrafted in our own workshop in Lawrence, Massachusetts by our small, dedicated staff of trained craftspeople.
Volume Meditation Cushion Order
This product will ship to you directly from our manufacturer. It will arrive separately from the other items in your order. To expedite your order, please ship to a physical street address, in the Continental U.S., only. We're sorry, express shipping is not available for this product.
A shipping surcharge has been added to select statues, furniture, and oversized and/or heavy items due to their increased shipping cost. The surcharge is in addition to the standard shipping charge. When ordering more than 1 of this item, the surcharge will be added to each item.
$8.95 shipping when your online order consists of any combination of jewelry, books, malas, incense, silk hangings, CDs/DVDs, and other select items marked "flat rate," ONLY. For standard shipping within the U.S. ONLY (Canada Flat Rate and 2nd Day Flat Rate orders excluded). If your order includes items in addition to the items listed above, our regular shipping rates apply (see chart).
Museum Quality Black Tara Thangka Giclee Print#TH005G
Museum Quality Black Tara Thangka Giclee Print
With the palms of her hands and her feet;
She frowns, destroying the seven underworlds
With the syllable "Hum."
—from The Twenty-one Praises of Tara ( stanza #14)
Black Tara is called Bhrkutitara, the Wrathful Summoner. This Tara's special activity is subjugating the negative forces that cause harm to the Dharma or to sentient beings. Her mantra is om tare tuttare ture vajra mahaa paadaya bhasmim kuru svaha. The iconography of the Tara in this giclee thangka print comes from the tradition of Atisha (982-1054 AD), the great Indian master who reintroduced the practice of Tara in Tibet during the 11th century.
This museum quality giclee print is a fine art reproduction of an original thangka painting by the official artist of 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.
Image is 11 3/4" x 15 3/4" with 2 1/4" border. Finished print size is 16" x 20". Comes ready to frame.
Acid-free, heavy watercolor paper; archival ink
Finished print size - 16" x 20"(image - 11 3/4" x 15 3/4"; border - 2 1/4")
Ready to frame
Printed in USA
The Four Karma (Action) Taras
The Four Karma (Action) Taras are emanations of the beloved diety Green Tara who is called the Mother of all the Buddhas and who is the embodiment of their enlightened activity. Each Tara represents one of the Four Enlightened Activities of a Buddha - pacifying (White Tara), enriching (Gold Tara), empowering (Red Tara), and subduing (Black Tara).
The Four Karma (Action) Taras originate from the tantra known as The Twenty-one Praises of Tara. This system of practice utilizes twenty-one emanations of the goddess Tara, each with her own form, mantra, and special activity. Each stanza of the Praises corresponds to a particular Tara emanation.
The four specific forms of the Karma (Action) Taras can be invoked for overcoming particular obstacles or fears. One may practice them after receiving empowerment and transmission of The Twenty-one Praises of Tara from a qualified teacher. The iconography of the Taras in this collection of giclee thangka prints comes from the tradition of Atisha (982-1054 AD), the great Indian master who reintroduced the practice of Tara in Tibet during the 11th century.