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We extend our sincere appreciation to all who have helped us along the way, as without whom our exhibit would not be possible. If you are a fine art curator seeking innovative talent and artistic creativity... Please contact us regarding exhibition of our 21 Taras. We value your interest and look forward to corresponding with you.

Personal and corporate donors that may wish to become an official sponsor... If you are considering supporting of our project, either through a cash donation, services, or in-kind help, please contact us.

For more information about opportunities available to sponsor this modern day recreation of Lord Atisha's Twenty-One Taras, please contact Eric D. Hatchell.

The Taras on display...

Angels & Mystics in the Land of Deities

Wordmarque in Bhutan, June 22 to July 2, 2014, sharing artwork and meeting our Facebook friends... we offer a special community event at Thimphu's new "Boutique Hotel" the DORJI Elements. On display, dragons, taras, mystics, angels & more, as digitally crafted ink on canvas artwork... (known as "Giclee") the creations of Wordmarque Photography and Design.

Maitreya in Mongolia

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Rays of Light & Sacred Guardian Spirits

Buddhist teachings may connect enlightenment with the means for one to fly. Our exhibit embodies western interpretation of eastern exploration including this dreamlike ability to soar. This is a collection of traditionally inspired sculpture, modern photography and timeless artistic renderings that portray fully enlightened women of power and wisdom, with an abundance of life giving energy.

Tara Visualization

The Green Tara According to the Tradition of Lord Atisha... Her primary aspect, the Green Tara, is seated upon a lotus arising from the waters of a lake, just as Tara is said to have arisen from the compassionate tears of Avalokiteshvara. Her right hand is in the mudra of supreme generosity indicating her ability to provide beings with whatever they desire. Her left hand at her heart is in the mudra of bestowing refuge: her thumb and ring finger are pressed together to symbolize the united practice of method and wisdom, and the three remaining fingers are raised to symbolize the Three Jewels of Refuge - Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. In each hand, she holds the stem of a blue Utpala flower. Each flower consists of three blossoms indicating that Tara, the embodiment of enlightened activities, is the Mother of the Buddhas of the past, present and future.

Tara is dressed in the silken robes of royalty. She wears rainbow colored stockings, a white half-blouse and various jeweled ornaments. These symbolize her mastery of the perfections of generosity, morality and so forth. The tiara fastened in her black hair is adorned with jewels; the central one is a red ruby symbolic of Amitabha, her spiritual father and the head of her Buddha family.

She is seated in a distinctive posture... her left leg withdrawn to symbolize her renunciation of worldly passion and her right leg extended to show that she is always ready to arise and come to the aid of those who need her help.

With a warm compassionate gaze, she looks down upon each sentient being, as a mother would, to her only child. Her emerald-green color -- related to the wind element and hence to movement -- signifies her ability to act swiftly and immediately offer benefits to sentient beings.

-- Source: Text compiled from oral commentaries by Ven. Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, Ven. Choden Rinpoche and Beyer's book The Cult of Tara. Edited by Wolfgang Saumweber under the guidance of Lama Kunga Rinpoche, Kensington, CA, in November 2002 and revised in September 2004.
-- Additional edits by: Eric D. Hatchell