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Buddhist Deity: Tara (Chogyur Lingpa Tradition)

Chogyur Lingpa Tradition | Twenty-one Taras Main Page | Tara Main Page

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- Chogyur Lingpa tradition Twenty-one Taras Explanation (below)
- Chogyur Lingpa
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The Twenty-one Taras according to the Tradition of Chogyur Lingpa (1829-1870) which follows very closely to the Longchen Nyingtig Tradition of Jigme Lingpa (1729/30-1798).

A special characteristic of the Chogling system known as the 'Chogling Tara Removing All Fear' is the placement of Green Tara as the first and central of the Twenty-one Taras.

It is not clear whether the image of HAR #32164 belongs to the Longchen Nyingtig or the Chogling system of 'Revealed Treasure.'

Jeff Watt 2-2005 [updated 10-2016, 5-2017]

Source Text: 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha: Namastāraikaviṃśati­stotra. Praise to Tārā with Twenty-One Verses of Homage (Namastāraikaviṃśati­stotra­guṇa­hitasahita, sgrol ma la phyag ’tshal nyi shu rtsa gcig gis bstod pa phan yon dang bcas pa)