White Soothing Tara is the 2nd Emanation in the Empowered Feminine 21 Tara Mandala Practices of Vrajayana Buddhism
White Soothing Tara is one of the 21 Taras and known as the second emanation of Tara, or female emanations of enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhism.
Her name Drolma Loter Yangchenma represents her innate capacity for giving knowledge through song, melody, or words. In sanskrit she is known as Saraswati and Vrajasaraswati.
In addition the white color of Great White Soothing Tara has the power to calm profound disturbances such as illnesses and negative imprints. These are long-standing or deeply ingrained patterns that can be difficult to overcome and she employs her pacifying and soothings effects on these circumstances. Tara’s peaceful expression reflects her ability to dissipate negativity and penetrate the innermost parts of the heart.
Recorded in Gloucester, MA in my home studio on Jan 26, 2023 this recording is an explanation of her practice, the inner meanings of her visualization, offerings, praise/invocations, prayers, mantras, meditation and dedications. Why you might practice her sadhana such as breaking out of old patterns and transformative energy of Great White Soothing Tara. This one includes her practice with short mantra repetition practice. Listen in a quiet place.
Much love to you, Shubha Melissa Abbott
Published by Melissa Abbott Yoga & Meditation Podcast
A lifelong meditator, learner and seeker, Melissa started her journey with a Hatha Yoga class in 1970 at age 17. Later after a stint in Art School and extensive travel, Melissa became a resident at Shree Muktananda Ashram in upstate NY studying Siddha Yoga meditation practices and is a disciple of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and the Siddha Lineage Of Swami Muktananda and Bhagwan Nityananda. There she became acquainted with Shaiva Tantra Meditation from Kashmir, while studying with Dr. Paul Mueller Ortega, Dr.Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton aka Swami Durgananda and many other teachers residing there at that time. Melissa also studied Tibetan Buddhist Practices of the Sakya Lineage with Luding Khenchen Rimpoche. Melissa has had a 40+ year meditation practice receiving many initiations and transmissions from many great contemporary teachers.
Currently, since 2017 Melissa has been studying with Christopher Wallis a Sanskrit Scholar Phd covering “The Recognition Sutras”, “Vijnana Bhairava”, “Spanda Karikas”, and “Tantraloka”. Melissa is an avid reader, studying with the scholarly works of Christopher Wallis PhD, Alexis Sanderson Phd.Oxford University , Christopher Tompkins PHd Candidate University Of CA Berkley, and James Mallinson from SOAS in London. A member of Academia.org, Melissa keeps up with the latest translations of historic Yogic Writings by contemporary scholars.
On the Hatha Yoga front, Melissa has studied Iyengar and Anusara Hatha Yoga in the 1990’s and later took her first hot yoga class 10 years ago with Suzanne Elliott in Merritt Island, FL, becoming a Raja Hot Core Hatha Yoga 500 hour Teacher in 2016 with Craig Villani. In 2017 she became a USA Yoga Coach and started judging video submissions in 2019. In 2018 Melissa studied with Jimmy Barkan Level 2 Hot Vinyasa Training in Ft Lauderdale and 2019 Adi Westerman’s Teaching 26/2 Plus Training. A member of the Original Hot Yoga Asso OHYA and a Hot Yoga Teacher at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates in Epping NH www.steamhousenh.com and Blue Yoga Group in Swampscott, MA. “Melissa Abbott Yoga and Meditation” has a weekly Visionary Tantric Yoga & Yoga Nidra Podcast available on Spotify, ITunes Podcasts, Podbean and YouTube.
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