Sunday, August 9, 2015

Day 12 – White Tara Empowerment given by Gyalwa Karmapa

Today, a new chapter in the history of the Europe Center was opened. H.H. Trinley Thaye Dorje gave the first initiation from the Chik She Kun Drol Empowerment Cycle (“Knowing one liberates all”) and will continue giving empowerments from this series in Europe over the following years.

To reach a high level of realization and a deep understanding of the Buddhist teachings, one needs a long and healthy life. Since the next rebirth could be one in another realm keeping one from meeting the Dharma, it is important to take the chance one has with this life, meeting with the teachings in a human body .

The White Liberatrice or White Tara (Skt. Sita-Tara; Tib. Dolkar), also sometimes counted with the protectors or Bodhisattvas, gives a long life and protects from illness. She is regarded as the female manifestation of the compassion of all Buddhas, easy to recognize by her five additional wisdom eyes: one in her head, two in the palms of her hands and two in the soles of her feet, seeing wherever she is needed to help beings. Sitting in meditation posture, her right hand is stretched forward in the mudra of generosity while her left hand holds a lotus .

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