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White Tara Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Mama Ayuḥ Punya Jñānā Puṣtiṃ Kuru Svāhā (Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh.

Uploaded by on Jun 9, 2011

White Tara (Sanskrit: Sitatara; Tibetan: Sgrol-dkar) is sometimes called the Mother of all Buddhas and she represents the motherly aspect of compassion. Her white color signifies purity, wisdom and truth.
In iconography, White Tara often has seven eyes in addition to the usual two, she has a third eye on her forehead and one on each of her hands and feet. This symbolizes her vigilance and ability to see all the suffering in the world. The "Tara of Seven Eyes" is the form of the goddess especially popular in Mongolia.

White Tara wears silk robes and scarves that leave her slender torso and rounded breasts uncovered in the manner of ancient India. Like Green Tara, she is richly adorned with jewels.

White Tara is seated in the diamond lotus position, with the soles of her feet poi…

Green Tara!

Uploaded by on May 16, 2008
The secret words of the Joy Mantra on "dalieh du dalieh dulieh souha" is the Green Tara mantra of Tibetan Buddhism sung by Chinese artist Su Ching-yen.

In Tibet "Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha"
In Sanskrit "Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā"

Tibetan culture, and some others, green is considered to include all the other colors.

The practice of Green Tara helps to overcome fear and anxiety, but devotees also believe that she can grant wishes, eliminate suffering of all kinds and bring happiness.

When called upon, she instantaneously saves us from eight specific calamities. (Another lineage describes 16.) The First Dalai Lama lists the 8, and interprets them as representative of corresponding defects, flaws, or obscurations: 1) lions and pride 2) wild elephants and delusions 3) forest fires and hatred 4) snakes and envy 5) robbers and fanatical views 6) prisons and avarice 7) floods and lust 8) demons and doubt

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An interview with Lars Jansson

Lars and Harvey Mason

Jan.s:   Lars, you are a composer and a jazz pianist. To begin with, would you like to share with us your project 'What's New’?
Lars: Whats New was my first trio recording with my son Paul Svanberg, drums and Danish bass player Thomas Fonnesbaek. That CD consisted most of standards and a few own compositions. Last month this year I recorded with the same trio a new upcoming CD with new original music of mine. "A gentle heart" Lars Jansson Trio (Spice of Life) 
Jan.s:  Lars, the first image I remember seeing of you on your myspace page was of you sitting in zazen....the formal Zen medtation practice.  Has practicing zazen influenced your playing, composition, music?

Lars: Of course, everything in life affects your music and the opposite; through music you learn more about yourself and life.

Jan.s:  I recently viewed a wonderful video of a Yabusame performance in which your music 'Under the Bodhi Tree' is used.  Can you tell us about your …