Green Tara: Symbol of Compassion and Swift Action

Green Tara is one of the most beloved and revered figures in Tibetan Buddhism. Her vibrant green form embodies compassion, swift action, and the power to overcome obstacles. Green Tara Thangka paintings are deeply meaningful objects of devotion and meditation, offering inspiration and protection to those who seek her guidance.

Who is Green Tara?

  • Bodhisattva of Compassion: Green Tara is a Bodhisattva, an enlightened being who has dedicated her existence to helping others achieve enlightenment.
  • Protector and Guide: She is known for her swiftness in responding to the prayers of those in need, offering protection from both external and internal dangers.
  • Symbol of Activity: Her color, green, represents active compassion and the energy to overcome obstacles on the spiritual path.

Symbolism in Green Tara Thangkas

  • Green Color: Symbolizes activity, growth, and vitality.
  • Lotus Flower: Represents purity and spiritual awakening.
  • Half-Open Posture: Signifies her readiness to spring into action to assist those in need.
  • Mudras: Her hand gestures convey specific meanings, such as offering protection or granting wishes.

Meditating with Green Tara Thangka

Green Tara Thangkas serve as powerful tools for meditation and visualization. By focusing on her image, you can:

  • Cultivate Compassion: Connect with the energy of compassion for yourself and all beings.
  • Overcome Obstacles: Tap into her strength and determination to overcome challenges.
  • Find Inner Peace: Experience the calming and protective energy that Green Tara embodies.

Discover the transformative power of Green Tara. Explore our collection of Green Tara Thangka paintings at Durbar Square.