“Thank you for initiating this wonderful project
to help promote and support those women who are
dedicated to genuine training on the path.”

~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
"This is for creating more Yoginis in the world."

~ Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche
"You have my full support.”

~ H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
‘If you know me, you know that I reside in the hearts of all beings.
Just summon me and I will return!’

~ Yeshe Tsogyal
Mingyur Yogini ~ Realized Nun, Tsoknyi Lineage, Nangchen, Tibet

The Yogini Project: Projects Overview and Timeline

The Yogini Project’s primary projects releases in a progressive sequence over the  years, with each project building on the base of the preceding one.

OUR PRIMARY PROJECTS:

  • THE YOGINI PROJECT WEBSITE / MEDIA / NEWS CHANNELS (COMPREHENSIVE MULTIMEDIA)

  • DAKINI AS ART (ART GALLERIES)

  • THE YOGINI ARCHIVES (THE YOGINI PROJECT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SERIES)

  • "WOMEN ON THE PATH" (THE YOGINI PROJECT FILM)

  • THE YOGINI FUND (RETREAT FOR WOMEN)

  • YOGINI EVENTS (SCREENINGS, TALKS, ART EXHIBITS, PERFORMANCES, FORUMS)

Projects Timeline:

Through 2016

Summer 2016 (August)

White Lotus” Completion

Completed May 2016; premiered at Ven. Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s retreat in Germany in May and then again (subtitled in English) at his retreat in Bath, UK, at the beginning of August.

Released publicly:  August 8th, 2016 to The Yogini YouTube Channel.

White Lotus translation and subtitling.

Next Yogini Archives releasesLama Shenpen Hookham (Part I), Rita Gross (Part I), Geshema Kelsang Wangmo (Part II)

Initial Dakini As Art Artist Interdialogue Series launch (bi-monthly video blog series).
First release:  Dakini As Art artist Tiffani Gyatso in dialogue with The Yogini Project/Dakini As Art founder Michael Ash.
August-end.

In-Process.

September 2016

“Blessings” International Version online streaming release, including White Lotus,” multi-language versions.

Following Yogini Archives releasesJetsunma Jamyang Drolma , Rita Gross (Part II)

Following Dakini As Art Artist Interdialogue Series release: Dakini As Art artists Tiffani Gyatso & Yumma Mudra in dialogue.

Forthcoming.

Autumn 2016

Next Yogini Archives releasesAni Konchog Drolma & Pema Yangki (Nangchen Nuns), Lama Shenpen Hookham (Part II), & Marcia Dechen Wangmo

New Dakini As Art artists and updates; next Interdialogue releases.

Forthcoming.

Winter 2016

“Blessings” International Version DVD release, including White Lotus” (subtitled).

Forthcoming.

2016 (General)

The Yogini Archives, The Yogini Project Site, and Yogini Features Extensions:

Extension of The Yogini Archives with further full interview segments from our “Women On The Path” filming.

Yogini Multimedia: Continued comprehensive extensions of content on our multimedia Yogini Project website.  Extension and increased releases from The Yogini Project blog and news channels featuring in-depth coverage of developments of women in dharma and the activities of various supportive organizations.

Late Summer/Autumn 2016: Women On The Path” filming resumes with new interviews in Europe for The Yogini Archives and Women On The Path.

Forthcoming.

The years to come

2018

The Yogini Fund Launch

Landmark support funds for women in retreat, short and long term, including Single-Mother’s Retreat Fund and a collaborative fund to support Western nuns.  Focuses on dedicated female practitioners practicing outside traditional institutional contexts.

To support women both West and East in retreat at participating retreat centers in 5 continents around the globe.

Women On The Path” ongoing filming, post-Blessings release.

Filming:  Tibet, North America, Europe, South America, Russia, Australia/NZ, China.   Pre- and post-production phases.

Forthcoming.

2018-2020

The Yogini Research Fund Launch

Research fund to support the research and writing of female namthars.  Support funds for female researchers.

Filming and post-production phases for “Women On The Path” and release preparations.

Women On The Path” release.  Initial premieres.

Forthcoming.

Past (from Autumn 2014)

November 2014

Our Dakini As Art Galleries are launched, third week of November.

Beyond revealing the Dakini in art and as artist, these galleries serve as dynamic fundraisers for The Yogini Project’s following media projects, from film and web media to support funds.  50% of all proceeds from art sales and commissions through the Dakini As Art galleries go to our general Yogini Project media funds.

Complete.

Winter 2015

Feature Video Interview Series & “Women On The Path” filming in India and Nepal from January to March 2015.

See more on the extraordinary filming opportunities this winter for the project and our imminent Start Some Good crowdfundraiser to be launched this November 15th to support them, see our recent blog post on Women On The Path.

Complete.

March 2015

Interview with Tsoknyi Rinpoche in Nepal

Further filming of exclusive bonus feature to accompany our 7 language Blessings” International Version DVD on the extension of the Tsoknyi Nuns Lineage to Nepal since the making of the initial film on the Nangchen Nuns, and his intent and activity to create and support the female teachers of tomorrow through this extraordinary lineage.

Complete.

May 2015

Dakini As Art Fundraiser for Nepal Earthquake Relief

Dakini As Art, a sub-project of The Yogini Project, raised a total of $5259.17 through 24 print sales of fine art thangka prints and canvases by it’s Nepali thangka painter collective Images of Enlightenment through its online galleries, plus 25 fine art cards sold at a Red Tara retreat by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Bodhicharya Berlin, as part of it’s Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser.

All funds were donated to Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s earthquake relief efforts through the Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns.  More details on the fundraiser and relief efforts here.

Complete.

Summer 2015

Women On The Path” first phase post-production.  New artist launches at Dakini As Art.  August Yogini Project Membership drive.

First preview clips from “Women On The Path” interviews to be released to The Yogini YouTube Channel, August 15, 2015.

Complete.

November 2015

Dakini As Art: New Work, New Artists, New Products release.

Preparation for ART for Blessings.

Yogini Membership Rewards – creation and production.

Complete.

December 2015

ART for Blessings Fundraiser via Dakini As Art for phase of subtitling & post-production for TYP’s “Blessings” International Version.

Yogini Membership Rewards ship.

Preparatory logistics for The Yogini Archives launch, January 2016.

Complete.

January 2016

ART for Blessings Fundraiser via Dakini As Art.  We raised 50% of our goal with the remainder raised through donations by individuals over the following months..

January 27th:  The Yogini Archives launchAni Choying Drolma & The Arya Tara Nuns.

Complete.

March-April 2016

Team Expansion: Volunteer & intern applications

Positions for video editors, sound technicians, translators, research and blogs, social media teams.

March 10th:  Second Yogini Archives releaseJetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

Complete.

April-June 2016

Editing* & Post-Production: White Lotus bonus feature with Tsoknyi Rinpoche and the Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns on the transmission of the Tsoknyi Nangchen lineage to Nepal.

Completed May 2016; premiered at Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s retreat in Germany that month and then again subtitled in English at his retreat in Bath, UK, the first week of August.  Released publicly:  August 8th, 2016 to The Yogini YouTube Channel.

Launch of Yogini Blog 2.0:  New phase of more in-depth features on The Yogini Project blog and news channels.

a) Includes a new series of guest writers to The Yogini Blog.  Introduces new vital articles and wider, timely coverage of developments of women in Dharma and the activities of various supportive organizations worldwide.

April 30th:  Third Yogini Archives releasesGeshema Kelsang Wangmo (Part I).

New Yogini Project media and content team member integration.

Complete.