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How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator

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Any reader interested in pursuing the enlightened qualities of the Buddhist dieties will be drawn to this well-written and authoritative book. Arya Tara will appeal to both a general audience and those specifically interested in female manifestations of the divine.
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 25th 2005 by Snow Lion Publications (first published February 23rd 2005)
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Definitely not for me.
The first chapter is spent promising the reader doesn't need to practice buddhism,then by chapter 3 it clearly states that either you do practice buddhism, or you're condemned to perpetual reincarnation.
That's exaclty the same as Christians telling that either you believe in their God, or you'r doomed.
If there is such thing as THE way for human beings, it must be something that fits anybody.
Angie Lisle
Like most books of this nature, the opening pages offer promises of enlightenment and claims of radical cures. If that kind of stuff annoys you - steer clear.

I'm aware that many of the problems in the world could be solved by changing the way we think (but physical illness requires treatment of the physical cause in order to properly heal). If you know that your problems are caused by negative thinking, then this book could be beneficial as it requires readers to question and re-evaluate their
Ven. Chödrön offers a wonderful discourse on Buddha Tara. As a Westerner I found her descriptions of verses, metaphors and iconology indispensable. Without this book my understanding of Buddha Tara would have been very superficial, so I am thankful to have had this guidance.
A beautiful offering. These teachings have steadied me in Dharma study. There is so much depth, clarity, and loving-kindness, strength and hope in these teachings and teacher. Thank you, thank you. I am continuing and continuing to read.
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Born in 1950, Venerable Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron (Ch: 圖丹.卻淮) grew up near Los Angeles. She graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. After travelling through Europe, North Africa and Asia for one and a half years, she received a teaching credential and went to the University of Southern California to do post-graduate work in Education while working ...more
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