‘The Eyes Of Tārā’ by Jonang Ngawang Lodro Dragpa

On the 8th day of the lunar month, Tārā day, I offer a short practice text on Noble Tārā from the Jonang tradition, composed by a twentieth-century Jonang and Rimey master, Khenpo Ngawang Lodro Dragpa, (Ngag-dbang-blo-gros-grags-pa) (1920-1975).  He spent a significant part of his life at one of the main monasteries in Dzamthang, Tsangwa monastery.… Continue reading ‘The Eyes Of Tārā’ by Jonang Ngawang Lodro Dragpa

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘The Melodious Tune that Accomplishes All Aims’ Supplication Praise to Noble Tārā’s root mantra by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

In these troubled times of Covid-19 virus and the restrictions accompanying it, many Buddhists are turning to the practice and recitation of Noble Tārā.  The root mantra of Tārā is one of the most famous in the Buddhist canon. In Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s Collected Works, there are several short praises to Tārā and here is… Continue reading NEW TRANSLATION: ‘The Melodious Tune that Accomplishes All Aims’ Supplication Praise to Noble Tārā’s root mantra by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

‘The Four Mandala Offering to Definitive Tārā’ and ‘The Eyes of Tārā’ by Khenpo Ngawang Lodro Gyatso

Here are new translations of two practice texts on Noble Tārā from the Jonang tradition, composed by a twentieth-century Jonang master, Ngawang Lodro Dragpa.[i] These are the first English translations of either text. Tibetan script and phonetics are also included. Wherever possible, I have approached the translations in a more literal, line by line version,… Continue reading ‘The Four Mandala Offering to Definitive Tārā’ and ‘The Eyes of Tārā’ by Khenpo Ngawang Lodro Gyatso