Green Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means Rescuer. She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes.
Tara is known as the “Mother of all Buddhas” for she represents the wisdom of reality from which all enlightened beings are born. Tara is considered the female manifestation of the Buddha’s omniscient mind, and the color green is associated with the air element. Hence, Green Tara is especially swift in granting wishes and helping practitioners achieve temporal and ultimate happiness.
Green Tara is one of the most popular and beloved deities in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She is known to quickly remove the many inner and external obstacles to our worldly success and spiritual development, helping us to accomplish our goals.
On a worldly level, the Green Tara practice has helped people recover from disease, receive protection from untimely death, achieve success in career and business, find a job, find a partner, and increase wealth. On a spiritual level, the Green Tara puja helps one complete the accumulation of both merit and wisdom and quickly attain enlightenment.
Green Tara’s primary role is savioress. She is believed to help her followers overcome dangers, fears, and anxieties, and she is especially worshipped for her ability to overcome the most difficult of situations. Green Tara is intensely compassionate and acts quickly to help those who call upon her.
Mantra for Green Tara is: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha.