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Tara Puja Day

Thursday, August 24, 2023 Lunar 8th Day, recurs monthly Lunar 8th day recommended for all practices, and especially Medicine Buddha and Tara. Learn more  
Loving face of the Mother of All Buddhas Green Tara. Detail from art by Ben Christian.
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New Moon

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
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Obon — Ancestor Day

Sunday, August 13 (to 15th), 2023 Obon is typically celebrated between August 13th and 15th, though the dates may vary slightly depending on the region of Japan. Certain regions such as Okinawa may observe Obon on a lunar-based calendar, so Obon may fall before or after the normal dates. The Obon festival...
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Dakini Day and Tsog

Friday, August 11, 2023 Lunar 25th Day. Dakini Tsog (Tsok) is always offered and celebrated on the 25th day of each lunar month in Vajrayana Buddhist traditions, celebrating the feminine energy of wisdom, and is a commitment for Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners — especially sacred for practitioners of Vajrayogini or Chittamani Tara....
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Gampopa Day

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and the lineages that branch out from him is known as the Dhakpo Kagyu.
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Lhumsu Zhugpei Duchen

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Commemoration of Buddha Shakyamuni’s descent from Tushita heaven into the womb of his mother, Queen Mayadevii.
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Full Moon

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Full moon is meritorious for most practices, especially Medicine Buddha, Tara and Amitabha. Also good for Naga Puja. About Medicine Buddha
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Guru Tsokye Dorje Day

Friday, July 28, 2023 One of Guru Padmasambhava's manifestations
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Buddha Weekly’s Special Section

Tara, Mother of all Buddhas

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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.
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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.

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