Green Tara, the female manifestation of active compassion, reaches out her hand to grant all wishes and, with her right foot outstretched, is ready to step down and help all who call upon her. Tara is one of the most revered deities of Tibetan Buddhism. People in all walks of life turn to her to remove the obstacles to success in any mundane or spiritual endeavors. She is said to protect her followers from all fears and difficulties. This thangka was commissioned as an offering to Shugsep Tibetan Nunnery in Dharamsala, India.