Tara’s Mantra

Om Taare Tuutaare Tuh-re Swaaha

You might recognize this melody from Heart as Wide As the world. I used to sing Sri Ram Jai Ram to this melody but as I toured around singing it, gradually Tara’s mantra just moved in and took it over so beautifully. In Tibetan Buddhism, Tara is the Feminine form of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) who is the Bodhisattva of compassion. Tara has vow to reach final enlightenment in feminine form. She is easily reachable through devotion and answers the call of those who need help.