Bits and bobs from a British glasses-wearing, sweary, fat, disabled, atheist ex-Catholic, anti-capitalist, pacifist feminist lesbian with eclectic tastes.
I normally blog at incurable-hippie.blogspot.com.
Green Tara is a female Buddha who is fierce but compassionate. Born from the tears of the Buddha of Compassion, she is portrayed with her right leg outstretched because she is always poised to spring into action to protect those who call to her.
So if you were looking for a kickass, feminist Buddhist icon, Green Tara is a great place to start.
I love Green Tara!