Tara Space: Practice Texts
Praises and Requests to the
A great resource: Tibetan text in English alphabet along with English translation.
Contributed by Richard Menninger. Includes:
- Taking refuge and generating the altruistic dedicated heart
- The Four Immeasurables
- Seven-limb prayer
- Homage to the twenty-one Taras
- The Condensed Praise
- Benefits of reciting the homage
- Requesting Prayer
- Dedication and Auspicious Verses
Request to the Twenty-One Taras
Tibetan text in English alphabet along with English translation and commentary. Focuses
on the text to the twenty-one Taras, without including the practices that usually precede
and follow it.
By Khenpo Gyurmed Trinley Rinpoche. Mostly a commentary, but includes
visualization instructions and some mantras.
Given by Ontrul Rinpoche. A short Tibetan prayer in English alphabet along
with English translation.
By Atisha. A very short Tibetan prayer in English alphabet along with
Prayers to Holy Tara
Short English prayers, but containing all the traditional elements for
An English-language practice.
to Tara: The Seven Protectors
By Lord Jigten Gonpo. An English-language prayer illustrated by a number of
beautiful Tara images.
and Requests to the Twenty One Taras
From Ven. Thubten Chodron's Pearl of Wisdom, Book II. A somewhat
longer English-language practice.
Prostrating in Tibetan Buddhism
Instructions for the prostrations that are often done at the start of
traditional Tibetan practices.
Some general Tibetan mantras (not Tara):
and Dharanis Page
and Chants (Thubten Shedrup Ling's General Prayers)
Practices (Osel Shen Phen Ling)
Line Prayer to Guru Rimpoche
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