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Words From My Teacher ~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

"One of my teachers said: first hear and study, then you think about it and you become it. And that's the point: We go from head to heart and that transforms us. Then spontaneously what we say, what we think and what we do naturally arises…
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Interview With A Dakini

Khadro-la is the State Medium of the Tenma Oracle. The Tenma Goddesses are Twelve Guardian Deities of Tibetan Buddhism. In Dharamsala, India, there is a Tenma oracle, consulted and honored by HH Dalai Lama, for which this young Tibetan…
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Nothing Greater Than A Life Of Service ~ Traleg Khandro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq-BDuBQa9c Celebrating Guru Rinpoche's Birthday"No matter unskillful you may feel, you have found a path that can remove the despair. And you find a person to relieve the despair. You come to realize there…
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"She Blazes In Two Ways"

"The other most important quality of Vajrayogini is her intense heat. She blazes in two ways: she is wrathful and she is passionate. Her most obvious manifestation is threatening. She is brilliant red in color because she is "enraged against…
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"All Sounds As Om Mani Padme Hum" ~ Dakki Chonyi Zangmo

"In her sixth year, thousands of people gathered as Chonyi Zangmo chanted the mani mantra and spoke of practicing virtue and avoiding harmful actions. She sang to them: 'All of you fortunate men and women gathered here, pray to the…
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Lady of the Lotus-Born: The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal

      "From the mouth of a lotus was born The swift goddess, heroic liberator Who went forth in human form Amid the snowy mountains of Tibet"             The Lady of the Lotus-Born mastered both…
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Confess Your Hidden Faults ~ Machig Labdrön

Confess your hidden faults. Approach what you find repulsive. Help those you think you cannot help. Anything you are attached to, give that. Go to the places that scare you. ~ Machig Labdrön 
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To This Sense Of Presence ~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

If we rein our mind again and again to this sense of presence and this sense of breathing, the thinking will of itself begin to quieten down. And our awareness will begin to get brighter and brighter. But we have to be very, very patient,…
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"What We Understand To Be Phenomena" ~ Yeshe Tsogyal

 "What we understand to be phenomena Are but the magical projections of the mind. The hollow vastness of the sky I never saw to be afraid of anything. All this is but the self-glowing light of clarity. There is no other cause at all. All that…
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On Yoginis & Dakinis ~ Dakini's Warm Breath

"Although Tibetan women have played a minor public role in institutional Buddhism, they have emerged in yogic lineages as teachers and holders of special transmissions and practices. They have served as founders of new lineages of teachings,…
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On Female Deities

"The Great Mother of Wisdom, Prajnaparamita, as well as Yeshe Tsogyal, Vajrayogini, and all possible female deities are each symbolic forms of the ultimate deity.They originate from, and are manifested by, the ultimate deity. The conditional,…
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Every Act Counts ~ Pema Chödrön

Every Act Counts "Every act counts. Every thought and emotion counts too. This is all the path we have. This is where we apply the teachings. This is where we come to understand why we meditate. We are only going to be here a short while. Even…
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"On A Secret Level, She Is Seen As The Manifestation Of The Mind"

"On a secret level, she is seen as the manifestation of the mind. On a ritual level, she is a meditational deity. On the physical level, she is the vital breath of tantric yoga. She is also spoken of as a living woman: a guru on a brocaded…
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"If This Is Not Ignorance, What Is?" ~ Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

"Between achieving this kind of an openness, the true realization of your own nature, and not – is just a moment … The characteristic of a practitioner of the degenerate time is a lack of courage. In a way you are good because in some ways…
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Between Dakas and Dakinis

"Between dakas and dakinis there's a difference In how their bodies may seem in apparent reality, But for Mahamudra, luminous clarity, There's not an atom of difference in their essential nature. Those with good fortune and intelligence, Who…