[smartslider3 slider=12]

Buddha Weekly's Latest Videos


Buddha Weekly's Latest Features

Kukkuripa’s Dog and the Sacred Animals in Buddhism — Power Animals of Enlightened Deities and their meaning

In Buddhism generally, there are many different animals that are seen as sacred and have immense power. Even in early Pali Suta, animals such as snakes, elephants and horses are prominent. The Jataka tales, stories of Shakyamuni Budddha's earlier lives, feature many animals from mice to rabbits to horses to tigers. Not...
Read More

Active Compassion: the core of the teachings of the Dalai Lama and Buddhism

By Payal Seth and Tanzin Dakpa   The Dalai Lama, while teaching in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, felt a sudden bout of severe pain in his abdomen. During the drive to the nearest hospital (two hours away), he saw a poverty-stricken child with no shoes, a sick disheveled old man lying on the...
Read More

21 Taras powerful Dharani Mantras in Sacred Sanskrit as taught by Buddha: how to chant and why it is so effective

The 21 Taras Mantra Dharanis in Sanskrit, as taught by Buddha in the Sanskrit Texts (and translated to Tibetan in the Kangyur), became popularized as the 21 Homages or 21 Praises to Tara. When chanted in the original Sanskrit, the 21 Praises to Tara are 21 potent and powerful Dharanis (long-form mantras)....
Read More

Ad-Free Video: 21 Taras chant in Sacred Sanskrit as taught by Buddha: chanted by Hrishikesh Sonar

21 Taras Paintings by Niels Petersen Sanskrit Praise chanted by Hrishikesh Sonar for Buddha Weekly   The 21 Praises to Tara are famous for blessing activity, protection, healing, long-life practice and wish-fulfillment. Tara, the Mother of the Buddhas, emanates in countless forms to help suffering beings in our troubled world. Each of...
Read More

Chanted Praise to the 21 Taras in Sacred Sanskrit sung by Hrishikesh Sonar!

The 21 Praises to Tara are famous for blessing activity, protection, healing, long-life practice and wish-fulfillment. Tara, the Mother of the Buddhas, emanates in countless forms to help suffering beings in our troubled world. Each of these forms specializes in one of these Enlightened activities: the various White Taras for peaceful activity,...
Read More

Heruka and Dakini’s Special Months: Honoring the Blissful Wisdom Mother in the 11th Month and the Compassionate Hero in the 12th

Each year, Vajrayana Buddhists honor and celebrate the highest manifestations of Wisdom and Compassion in the 11th and 12th Lunar months — and especially on the Tsog feast offering days on the waning and waxing moons in those special months. The 11th month is for the Mother, or Dakinis, and the 12th...
Read More

Prayer Wheels — “Mindful meritorious, mantra wheels” — Holy Land Prayer Wheels, guided by advice from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

Responding to a question in Sutra from Shariputra, Buddha taught: “For those who turn the prayer wheel… during the times of the great festivals, but also daily, it is like the continuous flow of an unobstructed river. For those sentient beings in the three lower realms the turning churns them up from...
Read More

Vajrayogini’s 8 Lines of Praise in Sanskrit chanted by the amazing Yoko Dharma!

Chant along now, with the Amazing Yoko Dharma, as she beautifully sings the glorious eight lines of praise to Vajra yogini in Sanskrit, with beautiful meditative images. These, unlike the mantra, are not generally considered restricted, although be guided by your own teacher. EVENT Note: a Special Empowerment and two-week initiation and...
Read More

Mahakala: Miracles of Great Black and the Dalai Lama — three Men in Black, the Mahakala brothers, the Dalai Lama, and a crow

Special Notice: Our next video is on wondrous Black Mahakala, and will end with a magnificent chanting of his powerful mantra by the amazing Yoko Dharma. Coming Soon! What do crows, the three men in black, Black Mahakala and the Dalai Lama have in common? Why is Mahakala associated with miracles and...
Read More

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Auspicious Buddhist traditions for New Year. Celebrating with joy, optimism, and compassion — for the benefit of all sentient beings!

Buddhists around the world celebrate different New Year dates around the world — although the traditions of warm wishes of good fortune and celebration are common to all of them. Why so many dates? Calendar New year is based on the western solar-based calendar. Chinese New Year is based on the lunisolar...
Read More

Tsog dates 2023: Happy Dakini Day — Introducing the Wisdom of the Female Enlightened Dakinis

Dakini Day, celebrated on the 25th day of each lunar month in Vajrayana Buddhist traditions, celebrates the feminine energy of wisdom. (DATES FOR 2023 Tsog updated below.) Devoted Buddhists will celebrate with a Tsok (Tsog), a feast including food, singing, a group (or single) sadhana full of sound and celebration. The 10th...
Read More
Buddha Weekly’s Special Section

Tara, Mother of all Buddhas

Loving face of the Mother of All Buddhas Green Tara. Detail from art by Ben Christian.
Karma Mother

How does Tara Help?

Tara, like any Mother, is ready to jump to our aid, even in mundane areas of life. She is the “practical Buddha” — the “Karma Mother” — the Buddha most active in our lives. Her Sanskrit name translates as “a star by which to navigate” — and like a star, she is always with us whenever we look for her.

Tara 6 Tara Victorious Over Three Worlds Trailokya Vijaya Tara.
Tara on YouTube

21 Taras Mantra Video Playlist

An entire playlist of every one of the mantras for the 21 Taras. Don't miss the amazing Tara mantra chanting of Yoko Dharma for the each Tara of the 21 Taras according to Surya Gupta lineage. One video with many repetitions and visualized images for each Tara. The final video is the English-translated 21 Praises to Tara sung in English.

Translate »
Scroll to Top