The female deity Arya Tara, called Jetsün Dolma in Tibetan, is one of the main objects of devotional worship and meditative practice in Vajrayana Buddhism. She is a fully-enlightened buddha who dispels fears, overcomes negative emotions, and develops in us strong feelings of joy and happiness. She assumes 21 forms, some peaceful, some semi-wrathful, and some wrathful, addressing particular situations in our lives. Her compassion is boundless, and those who meditate on Tara are likewise imbued with compassion for all sentient beings.