There are male and female Buddhas just as there are male and female people. There are many female Buddhas, not just Tara and Vajrayogini; there are so many female deities! For some people it is much easier to practice female deities. It depends on one’s own karmic connections. For some, female deities are more suited, and for others, male deities are more suited. Although is it said, in terms of their wisdom, compassion and power, that all deities are the same, but due to their motherly figure it is easier to invoke the blessing of female deities.”

~ His Holiness the Sakya Trizin