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Books on Arya Tara

Post by Aryjna » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:02 pm

I have been looking for more good books on Tara. Anyone know of more than those listed below?
  • Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. Guru Arya Tara and Her Twenty-One Praises.
  • Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Adeu Rinpoche. Skillful Grace, Tara Practice for Our Times.
  • Bokar Rinpoche. Tara the Feminine Divine.
  • Jonang Taranatha. The Origin of Tara Tantra.
  • Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche. Smile Of Sun And Moon.
  • Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal. Tara's Enlightened Activity.

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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by passel » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:08 pm

Stephen Beyer, the Cult of Tara. Oldie but a goodie.
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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by Aryjna » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:45 pm

passel wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:08 pm
Stephen Beyer, the Cult of Tara. Oldie but a goodie.
Ah yes, I will probably read it too, but it looks like a scholarly overview which also includes a lot of other general stuff on Tibetan Buddhism, so it doesn't look as promising as the others.

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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by passel » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:56 pm

Beyer was a good scholar. Eventually moved on, I think he became a lawyer.
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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by conebeckham » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 pm

The Tara Compendium.

Also I recommend Beyer....a careful reader can learn much about Vajrayana practice.
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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by Aryjna » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:12 pm

conebeckham wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 pm
The Tara Compendium.

Also I recommend Beyer....a careful reader can learn much about Vajrayana practice.
This book looks similar to Skillful Grace but with at least parts of the commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul.

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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by zerwe » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:13 pm

In Praise of Tara: Songs to the Saviouress--Source texts from India and Tibet on Buddhism,s Great Goddess by Martin Wilson

And, yes I second the Beyer recommendation.

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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by dharmafootsteps » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:27 pm

Aryjna wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:12 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 pm
The Tara Compendium.

Also I recommend Beyer....a careful reader can learn much about Vajrayana practice.
This book looks similar to Skillful Grace but with at least parts of the commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul.
They're actually quite different, both worth having. Although there may be parts of overlap I can't remember for sure.

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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by Knotty Veneer » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:22 am

Khenpo Karthar's "Wishfulfilling Wheel" deals specifically with the practice of White Tara based on liturgies by Jamgon Kongtrul I and Tai Situ IX. A great book on sadhana practice generally also.
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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by Aryjna » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:35 am

zerwe wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:13 pm
In Praise of Tara: Songs to the Saviouress--Source texts from India and Tibet on Buddhism,s Great Goddess by Martin Wilson

And, yes I second the Beyer recommendation.

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Knotty Veneer wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:22 am
Khenpo Karthar's "Wishfulfilling Wheel" deals specifically with the practice of White Tara based on liturgies by Jamgon Kongtrul I and Tai Situ IX. A great book on sadhana practice generally also.
Thanks, it looks like Songs to the Saviouress includes several root texts too.

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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by cyril » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:16 am

From a Gelug perspective,

Gelek Rinpoche - ”The Practice of the Triumphant Ma
Khensur Rinpoche - ”A Commentary on Praises to the Twenty-one Taras
Ven. Thubten Chodron - ”How to Free Your Mind: The Practice of Tara the Liberator
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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by Anders » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:14 am

passel wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:08 pm
Stephen Beyer, the Cult of Tara. Oldie but a goodie.
+1
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As your companion in practice"

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Re: Books on Arya Tara

Post by Aryjna » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:27 pm

cyril wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:16 am
From a Gelug perspective,

Gelek Rinpoche - ”The Practice of the Triumphant Ma
Khensur Rinpoche - ”A Commentary on Praises to the Twenty-one Taras
Ven. Thubten Chodron - ”How to Free Your Mind: The Practice of Tara the Liberator
The Khensur Rinpoche commentary is available for free https://www.lamayeshe.com/sites/default ... _pdf_0.pdf

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