April 2017: Om Tara

Posted on

[powr-image-slider id=87c8a93c_1491261951]

‘As Avalokiteshvara, the great compassionate one, looked upon the sorrows of the world, his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up. When the lotus opened, the goddess Tara was revealed’

I painted this bell with an OM symbol and Tara's seed Syllable 'Tam' to donate to the Crafting Resistance sale held on Sunday at Greenwich House Pottery in the West Village. All sales benefited the ACLU and they raised over $25,000! Tara is considered to be the goddess of universal compassion who represents virtuous and enlightened activity.

Tara is the female aspect of Avalokiteshvara, who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Her mantra is OṀ TĀRE TUTTĀRE TURE SVAHĀ. Tara has many different aspects, each denoted by a color and strength. I'm particularly drawn to Green Tara. I imagine her a deep luminous emerald green.

Above is a beautiful cloth print I have hanging at my studio from prayerflags.com and the Tara Chain links, inspired by Tara's earrings. 

 

 

Related Posts

MAY 2021: Every Mother Counts RAFFLE
MAY 2021: Every Mother Counts RAFFLE
  For Mothers Day this 2021. Enter a raffle to win this Sun Moon Stars Shrine, with a beeswax votive and Marigold Su...
Read More
AUG 2020: Times of Transition/2020
AUG 2020: Times of Transition/2020
'I am always on the outside, trying to look inside, trying to say something that is true. But maybe nothing is really...
Read More
June 2020: We Are Family
June 2020: We Are Family
I want to THANK everyone for the support of my studio during the 3 month shut down in NYC. Together we raised over $7...
Read More