Due to the merit that we create,
And created by all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas,
And also all the love and kindness of the gurus,
May your mother in her next life,
Bring love to all children in this world.
To make this happen,
May all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas,
Contribute their merit to this worthy cause.
In her next life, may your mother meet you again,
So that you can repay your gratitude to her,
By giving her teachings,
And setting her in the right direction along the path.
- - Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche (written for Thubten Chodron after the passing of her mother)
Thubten Chodron has been a Buddhist nun for over forty years. She lived and studied all over the world and then founded Sravasti Abbey in Northern Washington state. The prayer for mothers and many Buddhist teachings may be found on her website thubtenchodron.org. She is the author of seventeen books including How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator.
This book (#BK257) explains who Tara is, the benefits and method of Green Tara meditation practice, and other essential aspects of Tibetan Buddhist teaching and practice in a conversational tone that will appeal to both a general audience and to those specifically interested in female manifestations of the divine.
Another Buddhist female deity, Kuan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, is shown here in the aspect of Universal Mother. The infant she holds is Maitreya, the "Buddha That is to Come." Visit the DharmaCrafts gift guide for more ideas to inspire the women in your life.