Adele Tomlin – The Goddess Web

Adele Tomlin – The Goddess Web


Adele Tomlin  is a writer, Buddhist scholar-translator, poet, teacher and practitioner from the UK but generally based in India and Asia for the past fifteen years. She has two postgraduate degrees, one in Tibetan Buddhist Studies and the other in Philosophy. Adele is the author- translator of two books on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice, Tāranātha’s Commentary on the Heart Sūtra and Chariot That Transports to the Four Kāyas, with forewords by two leading Buddhist scholars.

Since 2006, Adele has been studying Tibetan language and Buddhist Philosophy in India, Nepal and Europe and received teachings and empowerments from many great Tibetan Buddhist masters. She is the founder of the first female-directed and solely authored Dharma research and translations website, Her work and Dharma talk was featured recently in Tricycle Buddhist Magazine. Adele also now hosts a new Buddhist podcast channel, Dakini Conversations, included in top ten Buddhist podcasts.

Specialist subjects are Tibetan Buddhism, Vajrayāna, Tantra, Buddhist views of emptiness and Buddha Nature, women in Buddhism, female lineages and teachers, sexuality, art and aesthetics. Author of various articles on Buddhist philosophy, art, music, women, poetry in Tricycle Buddhist Magazine, Buddhist Door Global, The Diplomat, and more. Author of poetry collection Tales from the Yoni Stone. For information on publications, interviews/talks, teaching, websites, and academic background, click on the links.






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Talk: White Tārā (Dolkar) Goddess of Healing, Long-life and Wisdom


My presentation will focus on the Buddhist goddess, White Tārā, a goddess I have a very close and personal connection with. She provides wisdom, awareness, healing, long-life and bliss. Peaceful in nature, and beautiful to behold, she is also very powerful to manifest as a protective and healing energy. She offers healing to our wounds, whether it is our bodies or our minds that have been hurt. As one of the 21 Taras, in Tibetan Buddhism, White Tārā’s Tibetan name, Dolkar, is a short form of Dolma Karpo, which means White (Karpo) Dolma (Tārā).


She is closely connected to the deity of compassion, Avalokiteshvara and one story of her origin says that she was born from his compassionate tears. Tārā is also known as a saviouress, who hears the cries of beings experiencing misery in saṃsāra.


In the presentation I will briefly discuss the origin of white Tārā, her symbolism and how she is visualised and depicted visually (with images), how one is empowered to practice, her Sanskrit mantra visually and its meaning, and my own personal connection to White Tārā.