"These written instructions for the concise Red Tara practice come from my wish that others might gain as much benefit as I have from Tara meditation. My life has been very fortunate, but still, as with all beings caught in samsaric confusion, there have been times of emotional and mental turmoil, times of illness.
In those times, by the compassion of my heart’s lama, Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, I have had a reliable method to work through obstacles, to find deep levels of comfort not dependent on outer circumstances and to penetrate, if only momentarily, the obscuring cover of my mind’s delusion. This method is Red Tara practice, and since having been given this wish-fulfilling gem, my life has gained rich meaning and focus.
As I wish blessing and full accomplishment of Tara practice for myself, I also wish this for all others. I hope that these instructions help and clarify your practice. The instructions are meant to be used in conjunction with the short Tara practice text published by Padma Publishing. Also, they are not meant to stand on their own, but to supplement oral transmission by a qualified teacher.
Beyond simple gratitude, I bow in reverence before my precious teacher, Chagdud Rinpoche, whose faith in Westerners’ ability to comprehend the sacred Buddhadharma is unsurpassed and who displays Tara’s blessings as wisdom nectar, rainbow light and fireworks." ~ Chagdud Khadro (Jane Tromge), 1986