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Green Tara Puja

Published on 15 June 2021

Khyentse Foundation and Siddhartha’s Intent invite you to join an all-day celebration and worldwide Zabtik Drolchok (Green Tara) puja practice on June 18 for the long life of our teachers and the long life of the Dharma.

The SI community will host five individual pujas throughout the day on Zoom and YouTube:

Zoom for English pujas:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85037770512?pwd=aDQ3TGxGNWU3SEFNMjNPSGdqbHRJQT09
Meeting ID: 850 3777 0512
Passcode: 721233

Zoom for the Chinese puja hosted by SI Taiwan:
https://zoom.us/j/93134100642
Webinar ID: 931 3410 0642

YouTube for all pujas:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUnYlE1gvc0TgC6vgq7wr5AfFuN4t3K4U

We are pleased to offer the debut of a new melody for “Praises to the 21 Taras,” together with a new adaptation of the English sadhana, both composed and arranged under the guidance and direction of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. We hope to have the privilege of Rinpoche’s company during one or more of the pujas.

Additionally, we are happy to announce that preparations are underway to offer regular online Tara Puja practices in the future.

Access the English and Chinese texts here.

* When preparing for and practising the Zabtik Drolchok puja, it is traditional to abstain from meat, egg, onions, garlic, leek, chili and alcohol.

 

Read Rinpoche’s full teaching on Green Tara puja in Taipei here.
Visit the KF online Tara Altar for more teachings on Tara, the Tara Gallery and more.

“As I said, this is really, really, personally my favorite puja. I think there are several reasons for that. Tārā is sort of a mother-like figure, and being female she is known to be always quick to respond. Of course, this is all dualistic thinking. But since we are dualistic, as you know, what choice do we have? Also, Tārā is one of the four main deities practiced by those great people at Nalanda University such as Nāgārjuna – even by the big, grand, great Nāgārjuna. I personally can say that the Tārā puja has helped me in so many ways.”

— Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Green Tara puja teaching, Taipei, Oct 2020