The Condensed Praise to Tara
OM CHOM.DEN.DAY.MA PAG.MA.DROL.MA LA CHAG.TSEL.LO /
OM to the transcendent subduer, Arya Tara, I prostrate
CHAG.TSEL. DROL.MA TA.RE PEL.MO /
Homage to the glorious one who frees with TARE;
TU.TA.RA YI.JIG.KUN SEL.MA /
With TUTTARE you calm all fears;
TU.RE DON.NAM TAM.CHAY TER.MA /
You bestow all success with TURE;
SO.HA YI.GE CHE.LA RAB.TU/
To the sound SOHA I pay great homage.
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA
Tara Buddhist Centre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to propagate the practice and teachings of the Mahayana Buddhism especially in the tradition of Gelug and the dharma teachings of the Centre’s Patron, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
The Centre has its humble informal beginning in 1987 in a HDB flat in Kim Keat Avenue. The principal activity of the Centre since then is The Offering Prayer of the Four Mandalas to Cittamani Tara, which has benefited many people, including but not limited to those suffering from diseases and various spiritual obstacles and hindrances.
Today, the Centre provides resources such as library stocked with dharma books, CDs and DVDs and a place for practice for members and friends. The Centre also organizes annual teachings by authentic teachers in its Centre and also study trips and pilgrimages to India and Tibet.
Puja & Light Offering
Every Sunday (10.00 am to 12.30 pm)
Four Mandalas Offering to Cittamani Tara
Every Sunday (2.00 pm to 4.00 pm)
Either one of :
Sadhana of Amitayus
Tsog Offerings to Cittamani Tara
Food Offering to Buddhas
Tara is the principal female manifestation of enlightenment in the Buddhist tradition. She is specifically associated with practices designed to lengthen one's lifespan and overcome life-threatening hindrances.
Countless people have fulfilled their spiritual and worldly needs and reached Nirvana and Enlightenment through the practice of Mother Tara. The practice of Tara is powerful to help us overcome our fears, reduce stress, achieve a better future, heal physical and mental illness, as well as improve our relationships with ourselves and others. Taking Tara into our daily practice is extremely beneficial and helps us overcome mental, physical, and spiritual obstacles. Those who are willing to take Green Tara as their personal deity (yiddam) receive tremendous benefits. Yet, if anyone completes just one Tara mantra meditation with positive intention, it is very beneficial.
In Tara Buddhist Centre, the Sunday morning practice of The Offering Prayer of Four Mandala to Cittamani Tara serves as a community practice.