Tara in Kona (Black & White) – Faith Stone
White Tara is the goddess of wisdom and compassion. She is the female Buddha and invoked for long life. Faith has depicted her in a Hawaiian setting with a rooster and mynah bird which we can see all over the Big Island. White Tara has 7 eyes: 2 on her feet, 2 on her palms and 2 on her face plus her third eye in the center of her forehead. This represents her ability to see and be aware of those in need.
Tara is said to have been born from Chenrezig’s tears. Chenrezig having made a commitment to remain until all sentient beings attained enlightenment was discouraged to see how many beings were still trapped in the cycle of samsara. The Taras came to help with his task. She wears the crown and adornments of Sambhokakaya, the Bodhisattva jewels and robes. Her mantra is: Om Tare Tu Tare Ture Svaha.
“I am one of the few artists in the world presently carving Buddhist thangka woodblocks.”
For more about Faith’s unique woodblocks, see her Mokuhanga page.
Size: 22″ x 28″ (56×72 cm).