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The Sutra Of Arya-Tara Who Saves From The Eight Fears

Tara Of The Khadira Forest (Skt. khadiravani tara, Tib. sengdeng nak kyi drolma), is the main deity who is considered to give protection from the eight great fears: flood of attachment, the thieves of wrong views, the lion of pride, the…
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Prayer To Arya Tara

Sublime and noble Lady with your circle, Lovingly regard me with compassion, free of thought. Bless me so the aims of all my prayers Can be fulfilled without obstacles. May the Buddha's teachings spread and flourish! May its holders…
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Leading Three Hundred Noble Women To The Dharma

One day, Mandarava wanted to go out for a stroll. She asked the group of maidens attending her if they would like to go along. They replied in the affirmative, and all set out together for a long walk. Having passed through a dense forest,…
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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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Motherhood Awakened

This is the first in a series of blogs sharing reflections on motherhood and practice by mothers in our Yogini Project team and from the global Yogini Community.  This first article is by TYP's Sascha Alexandra Aurora from Denmark. I…
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On Arya Tara & The 21 Taras

ON ARYA TARA & THE 21 TARAS The venerable Arya Tara is the wisdom form of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions. In the ultimate sense she has since primordial time attained the state of original wakefulness that…
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Born With Dakini Energy

"Born with dakini energy." ~ Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche Khadro-la sings a spontaneous song on Om Mani Padme Hum, the heart of compassion. Tibetan Oracle, Khandro Lhamo Tseringma channels a spontaneous teaching on compassion to a small…

On Universal Education

Merging Universal Values with Modern Education ~ Meeting Pam Cayton 'Values such as kindness, generosity, compassion, humility, are not Buddhist values, they are universal.' Universal Education was a vision of Lama Thupten Yeshe. The…
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"White Lotus" Released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akvb66fkF6k Today The Yogini Project released "White Lotus," our in-house film on Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche's groundbreaking work in empowering young nuns with unprecedented education opportunities.   WHITE…
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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…

Sherab Zangmo, A Realized Nangchen Nun

Sherab Zangmo One of the older nuns seen in "Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet" is Sherab Zangmo, considered to be one of the most accomplished practitioners in Nangchen. Sherab Zangmo became a nun at the age of 20. As she describes…
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The Respect To Look At Ourselves Honestly and Gently ~ Pema Chödrön

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ~ Pema Chödrön
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Building Inner Strength ~ Pema Chödrön

Building Inner StrengthYou build inner strength through embracing the totality of your experience, both the delightful parts and the difficult parts. Embracing the totality of your experience is one definition of having loving kindness for yourself.…