Our beautiful White Tara Tibetan Thangka has all of her classic features. Therefore, she is depicted with her 7 eyes so all of her thoughts and actions will be imbued with compassion and wisdom. She holds the blossoming lotus growing over her left shoulder and she sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, she displays both the Abhaya and Varada mudras.
This White Tara Tibetan thangka painting portrays one of the most popular embodiments of the Tara Bodhisattva. The origins of White Tara are to be found in her close association with Avalokiteshvara – the “Bodhisattva of Compassion”. In Tibet, it is believed by devotees that she was born from a teardrop that fell from his eye.
Tara is believed to have been the world’s first feminist. Indeed, Tara became dismayed that so few females had reached fully enlightened status. As a result, she refused incarnation as a male until females became better represented among the ranks of the Buddhas. Click here to learn more about the inspirations of the White Tara Bodhisattva.