A fully enlightened female buddha, Tara is the actuality of compassion and wisdom. Meditating on her, says Lama Palden Drolma, can awaken our own buddhanature.
Lama Tsultrim Allione, Rob Preece, and Acharya Gaylon Ferguson discuss their individual relationships with nonmaterial realized beings and the purpose of including them in your practice.
Ryohoji temple in Tokyo, which has promoted itself with “cute-sexy adolescent anime characters” is now rendering actual Buddhist deities in the same style.
Buddhism says that there are all kinds of beings out there—buddhas, bodhisattvas, deities—but I can’t perceive them. How do I work with this discrepancy?