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Shining Simplicity

In a figure like Khandro Tsering Chödrön, the greatest woman master of our day, who was the wife of my master Jamyang Khyentse, you see very clearly what years of the deepest devotion and practice can create out of the human spirit. Her…
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Ode To Tara

O! Great Bhagavati Arya Tara, Dispel all the defilements of myself and all sentient beings. Lead us to achieve enlightenment swiftly. In our lifetimes may we experience favorable circumstances. May outer and inner obstacles to enlightenment, Such…
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Ten Key Points While Practicing The Dharma

Master Padma said: When practicing the Dharma you must possess ten key points. The Lady asked: What are the ten key points? The master said: You must possess the key point of faith free from fluctuation, like a river. You must possess the…
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Who Is White Tara?

Let us talk a little bit about White Tara to start with. All the buddhas have the same realizations; you can’t differentiate them. From the side of a Buddha, they don’t have the same feeling of “I” that we deluded beings do. The…
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How To Cultivate Bodhicitta?

~ Virtue is about using your senses in a way that is responsive to the needs of others. There are four primary conditions upon which bodhichitta can be based and generated. Number one: bodhichitta — whether you call it good-heartedness,…
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The Story of Bodhisattva Tara

OM to the transcendent subduer, Arya Tara, I prostrate. Homage to the glorious one who frees with TARE. With TUTTARE you calm all fears, You bestow all success with TURE, To the sound SOHA I pay great homage! ~ Prayer to Tara Many eons…
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The Song of Niguma

The wisdom dakini known as Nigupta, illustrious Narotapa’s sister, was a self-manifest yogini, a powerful lord bodhisattva on awakening’s tenth stage, who received direct instruction from Conqueror Vajra Bearer. She sang these vajra verses…
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Ushnisha Vijaya's Ability To Purify Negative Karma

"I prostrate at the feet of Ushnisha Vijaya, Glorious goddess with the face of the autumn moon, Having an extremely beautiful and peaceful body with three faces and eight arms, And who bestows boundless wisdom and the best of lives." ~…
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Beautiful String of Jewels

Heart Advice from Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö to Khandro Tsering Chödrön Homage to the venerable lamas! This life of ours is fleeting, the same as autumn clouds: Now we have it—but now it is gone. This body’s like a bubble,…
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The Story of the Lion-Faced Dakini or 'Sengdongma'

"The Lion-Faced Dakini is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind, and cutting through the “three poisons” of mind. This ancient practice has been important in Tibetan Buddhism since the time of Padmasambhava. She…
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The Melody of Great Bliss

A Supplication to the Wisdom Dakini Sukhasiddhi by Jamgon Kongtrul Bestower of uncontaminated, coemergent bliss; Radiant with the full splendor of sixteen-year-old youth; Leader of every assembly of dakinis in the three locations— …
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The Dakini, Remover Of All Obstacles

"The dakini is the remover of all obstacles. The dakini is a female buddha, such as Samantabhadri, the five female buddhas, the eight female bodhisattvas, and so forth. The dakini is the root that dispels all obstacles. The dakinis and the…
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'21 Taras' Chanted by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

21 Tara's Uzala Mix by Gary Azukx Dyson Praises to 21 Taras, Chanted by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche 21 Tara's Uzala Mix by Gary Dyson From start to finish the Praise to the 21 Tara's is recited 3 times.   The Twenty-One…
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Homage To Tara In Twenty-One Verses

OM Noble and exalted Tara, I bow to you.   Homage to Tara, swift and courageous, Who dispels all fears by the syllables TUTTARE The savioress who bestows all benefit by TURE, With the syllables of homage, SOHA, I bow to you.   Homage…
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What Makes Yeshe Tsogyal the Perfect Disciple?

“The visualization of ourselves as Yeshe Tsogyal is particularly important and profound. She was both Guru Rinpoche’s consort and his chief disciple. He had a deep loving-kindness and a great tenderness toward her, as well as confidence…