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07 September 2020

Liberation from sorrow

advice from gen-la kelsang jampa

On Tuesday Sep 8, Kadampas round the world join in special prayers to Buddha Tara to pray for the welfare of the world.

We recite the prayer Liberation from Sorrow  in six sessions over the 24-hour period.

The session times are 02:00, 06:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 22:00, UK time.

You can join in as many sessions as you wish. Just go to https://kadampa.org/liberation-from-sorrow.

When asked how we can best help the world at this time, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche advised us to pray to Tara.

What a precious opportunity for Kadampas around the world to join together in prayer!

Who is Tara?

Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. She is our common mother, our Holy Mother, also known as the ‘Mother of the Conquerors’. 

When we are young we turn to our worldly mother for help. She protects us from immediate dangers, provides us with all our temporal needs, and guides and encourages us in our learning and personal development.Similarly, during our spiritual growth we need to turn to our Holy Mother, Tara, for refuge. 

How does Tara help?

Tara protects us from all internal and external dangers, she provides us with all the necessary conditions for our spiritual training, and she guides us and inspires us with her blessings as we progress along the spiritual path.

Since she is a manifestation of the completely purified wind element, Tara is able to help us very quickly.

tara the blessed mother