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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…

Machig's Struggle with Self-Doubt

"When we look at Machig’s life we see her self-doubt balanced by an underlying sense of destiny. She was at once very human, struggling with questions about whether to give up her spiritual vows and enter a relationship, and at the same…
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The Secret Power of the Dakini

"In her most subtle, essential form, Yeshe Tsogyal is called 'expanse of mahasukha Kuntusangmo [Samantabhadri], the all-good queen.' This deity is called the primordial Mother Buddha, source of all enlightenment. She is the consort and female…

The Meaning of Green Tara's Color

 “Green Tara’s color symbolizes activity and success. Although she possesses the same qualities as other manifestations of the omniscient ones, she specifically embodies the enlightening influence by which the Buddhas act to benefit…
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Lama Tsultrim Allione on Faith

  "I saw that faith is a powerful form of relaxation, and this turned out to be one of the most powerful realizations of the pilgrimage for me. Faith is taking things one step at a time, relaxing, trusting. It is moment-to-moment opening…
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The Horrific Appearance of the Dakini

"Not all dakinis appear in young and beautiful form; in horrific form they have the power to open the practitioner's mind in a direct way. This is how the karma dakini appears in 'destroying' mode, removing particularly intractable obstacles…
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"Some Said I Was A Dakini"

“I always think I am not a dakini. I don’t know who I am. Some lamas say I am Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal, some say I am Vajrayogini, and others say I am Tara. It might be their own pure appearances. I myself think I am nothing special. When…
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Mandarava Tames Charnel Ground Beings

"Because the wisdom dakini is native to the charnel ground, she has special powers to tame the raw and terrifying spirits who dwell there. Princess Mandarava was especially known for her abilities to tame the charnel ground beings. In her…