White Tara

White Tara
Mixed media on colored recycled paper, photographed on printed fabric
16.5” x 11.75 ”
2019

White Tara, also called “the Mother of all Buddhas” is the perfect embodiment of graceful power, wisdom, and purity.

In comparison to Green Tara, who is shown seated with one leg on the ground, ready to come to our defense, White Tara is seated in the more meditative diamond lotus position, with both legs folded under her, and her feet facing skyward.

White Tara has 7 eyes — with an eye in her forehead, and one on each hand and foot — symbolizing her compassionate vigilance to see all the suffering of the world.

One hand shows the protective mudra, and the other, the wish-granting mudra. Tibetans pray to White Tara especially for health, healing and longevity. She offers healing to our wounds, whether it is our bodies or our minds that have been hurt.