The Yogini Archives: A New Project Is Born

The Yogini Archives are live, online streaming of unprecedented interviews with some of the foremost women in Buddhist practice in our times.
The Yogini Archives are:

It became very clear when we started filming and conducting interviews for Women On The Path, even within the very first weeks in Nepal in February 2015, that we were doing more than just making a film.

We, The Yogini Project, over the next two years of filming for Women On The Path around the globe were creating an unprecedented archives of interview footage of the wisdom, experiences, and insights of women in practice from traditional to contemporary contexts.  And that the footage for this spontaneously arising Archives had immense value, and was to be seen in whole.

Kelsang Wangmo

While only so much content will make it into the final 2 hours film, there was much more to be seen.  We committed then to making The Yogini Archives for viewers to immerse themselves in, viewing longer to full interview footage of women who struck or inspired them in the film.

Already by our 5th interview with the wonderfully animated and inspiring Lama Shenpen Hookham, we were promising a full interview release to be available for her own students aside from the inclusion in the Yogini Archives and the film itself.  Wherever benefit is to be found.

Yogini Archives Schedule

The Yogini Archives was launched on January 27, 2016 with our premiere release:  Ani Choying Drolma (Full Interview) plus a bonus interview with the Arya Tara Nun Vajra Dancers.

January 2016:  Ani Choying Drolma & The Arya Tara Vajra Dancers
March 2016: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
April 2016:  Geshema Kelsang Wangmo, Parts I & II
October 2016:  Rita Gross, Parts I & II

Our Tibetan interviews have been transcribed and are being translated and reviewed in preparation for subtitling for release from Summer 2017.

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*Image top:  Geshema Kelsang Wangmo, Dharamsala, India, April 2015.  “Women On The Path” film still.

*Image bottom:  Arya Tara Nuns, Arya Tara School, Pharping, Nepal, February 2015.  “Women On The Path” film still.