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There Are Male and Female Buddhas

"There are male and female Buddhas just as there are male and female people. There are many female Buddhas, not just Tara and Vajrayogini; there are so many female deities! For some people it is much easier to practice female deities. It depends…
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With Her Kartari ...

"As a wisdom dakini, Vajrayogini carries a hooked knife [kartari (sanskrit), triguk (tibetan)] known as the hook of mercy, the weapon of nonthought that cuts the deceptions of self-cherishing. Nonthought [togme] is the most basic expression…
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A Bodhisattva Is Someone ...

"A bodhisattva is someone whose process of awakening comes about through the process of serving others yet knows that this world is dynamic and unresolvable. Resting in this paradox is bodhicitta or awakened mind." ~ Elizabeth Mattis…
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Cutting Through To The Groundless Ground

Cutting through to the groundless ground, drinking the nectar of the deathless discovered at the heart of life and death. Vajrayogini, reveal your face to all those shaken to their very ground!  
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Prayers to Sera Khandro

Prayers to Sera Khandro Emaho! Magical emanation of triumphant noble females – Dewé Dorje – to you I pray! With your care in this life, future lives and in the bardo, May our wishes be accomplished according to the Dharma.   *…
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Commitment To Tara

Commitment to Tara "Strengthened by your love, I will follow your supreme example. Inspired by you, I will break the bonds of petty selfhood. Guided by you, I will never desert living beings, Nor retreat from seeing others as friends…
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"Through The Power Of Devotion" ~ Niguma

"This variety of desirous and hateful thoughts that strands us in the ocean of cyclic existence once realized to be without intrinsic nature, makes everything a golden land, child. If you meditate on the illusion-like nature of…
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The Dakini Prayer That Spontaneously Accomplishes All Wishes

The Dakini Prayer That Spontaneously Accomplishes All Wishes Samantabhadri, dakini of unborn space unimpeded Sambhogakaya dakini, Varahi, all-taming Nirmanakaya dakini Tsogyal to you I pray, please grant me supreme and ordinary accomplishments! …
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Taking This Into The World ~ Pema Chödrön

"Deep down in the human spirit there is a reservoir of courage. It is always available, always waiting to be discovered. In the last years of his life, Chogyam Trungpa taught unceasingly on the very real possibility of creating enlightened…
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On Shenpa, Part III by Pema Chödrön

"Instead of seeing shenpa as an obstacle to be overcome, it is more helpful to consider it an opportunity for transformation, an open doorway to awakening. When I realize I'm triggered, I think of it as a neutral moment, a moment in time,…
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On Arya Tara & The 21 Taras

ON ARYA TARA & THE 21 TARAS The venerable Arya Tara is the wisdom form of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions. In the ultimate sense she has since primordial time attained the state of original wakefulness that…
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On Shenpa, Part II by Pema Chödrön

"If we are willing to acknowledge our shenpa and to experience it without sidetracks, then our natural intelligence starts to guide us. We begin to foresee the whole chain reaction and where it will lead. There's some wisdom that becomes accessible…
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Born With Dakini Energy

"Born with dakini energy." ~ Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche Khadro-la sings a spontaneous song on Om Mani Padme Hum, the heart of compassion. Tibetan Oracle, Khandro Lhamo Tseringma channels a spontaneous teaching on compassion to a small…
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Shenpa, Part I by Pema Chödrön

There's a very useful teaching, which I heard from Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, that allows us to take a closer look at this knee-jerk pattern of moving away from being present. This is the teaching on 'shenpa.' Generally the Tibetan word shenpa…
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The Origin Of All Demons ~ Machig Labdrön

"The origin of all demons is in mind itself. When awareness holds on and embraces any outer object, It is in the hold of a demon." ~ Machig Labdrön