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Tara Space: Books

In Praise of Tara : Songs to the Saviouress : Source Texts from India and Tibet on Buddhism's Great Goddess
by Martin Willson
Paperback - 487 pages 2 edition (May 1996)
Wisdom Publications; ISBN: 0861711092 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.14 x 8.49 x 5.40
An important source book of traditional texts related to Tara, including the Tara Tantra, the praise to the 21 Taras (in Sanskrit, English, and Tibetan), Taranatha's Golden Rosary  (also known as Origins of Tara Tantra), several Tara sadhanas, and English versions of many short devotional texts.
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Cult of Tara : Magic and Ritual in Tibet
by Stephan Beyer
Paperback (July 1978)
Univ California Press; ISBN: 0520036352 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.41 x 8.93 x 5.99
Academic study by a student of comparative religions has a surprising amount of detailed descriptions of Tibetan rituals, including many transliterated Sanskrit mantras, illustrations of mudras and much more.
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1930164009.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg (5448 bytes)Tara The Feminine Divine
by Bokar Rinpoche

Paperback - 176 pages (December 24, 1999)
ClearPoint Press; ISBN: 1930164009
I haven't read this book yet, but it has the following description at Amazon.com: "Tara, the most famous female deity in Tibetan Buddhism, is a personification of the Prajnaparamita and a mother dedicated to protecting her followers. Bokar Rinpoche presents the various aspects of Tara and the origin of her tantra, relates contemporary examples of her benevolent activity, provides an explanation of her praise, offers instruction for devotional practice, and discusses remarkable women in Indian and Tibetan Buddism. An extensive iconography completes the text." About the Author
"Bokar Rinpoche was born in 1940 to a nomadic family in western Tibet. Recognized as a reincarnation by the Sixteenth Karmapa, he underwent traditional training at Bokar and Tsurphu Monasteries. He later went into exile in India where he met Kalu Rinpoche and founded a monastery in Mirik near Darjeeling. He is the holder of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is well known for his realization and for delivering teachings with extreme clarity."
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