When Tara appeared to Machig Labdron while she was in retreat in a cave at the age of forty-one, the yogini said to Tara:

You have been very kind to me and have given me power. I am just a weak, stupid woman, but now I have become someone who can benefit others because of your grace.”

Tara smiled and looked at the other dakinis and said,

“Oh yogini, you have accomplished everything that you were supposed to accomplish of the teachings of Tripitaka and Tantra. Now I am demonstrating to you that you are the incarnation of Prajna Paramita, Vajradhatu Consort, Source of all understanding of the Dharma. Do not be discouraged.”


~Lama Tsultrim Allione, “Women of Wisdom”



‘White Tara’ by Soyolmaa Davaakhuu