The following article is written by The Resident Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation, LAMA PALDEN DROLMA, who completed the traditional Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat under Kalu Rinpoche's guidance in 1985. In 1986 she became one of the first Western women to be authorized as a lama in the Vajrayana tradition. In addition to Kalu Rinpoche, she has studied with many of the great Tibetan masters from all lineages.

The Meaning of Tara

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