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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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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…
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Do Not Be Discouraged

  When Tara appeared to Machig Labdron while she was in retreat in a cave at the age of forty-one, the yogini said to Tara: "You have been very kind to me and have given me power. I am just a weak, stupid woman, but now I have become…
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Yogini Encounters with Dakinis

"If being a woman is an inspiration, use it. If it is an obstacle, try not to be bothered." ~ Khandro Rinpoche  Lama Tsultrim Allione writes in the "Preface" to Women of Wisdom, her landmark collection of the stories of Tibetan yoginis,…
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With Her Kartari ...

"As a wisdom dakini, Vajrayogini carries a hooked knife [kartari (sanskrit), triguk (tibetan)] known as the hook of mercy, the weapon of nonthought that cuts the deceptions of self-cherishing. Nonthought [togme] is the most basic expression…
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Prayers to Sera Khandro

Prayers to Sera Khandro Emaho! Magical emanation of triumphant noble females – Dewé Dorje – to you I pray! With your care in this life, future lives and in the bardo, May our wishes be accomplished according to the Dharma.   *…

How Dakinis Die II: Thigles

HOW DAKINIS DIE II: KHANDRO PEMA DECHEN “This adept was born in Kongpo, Central Tibet. From the time of childhood she was fully inspired by Dharma and Guru Padmasambhava. At the age of sixteen, she married a great adept, Thrulzhig Pawo…
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Motherhood and Dharma – The Rocky Road To Wisdom

I’m sitting in bed right now, listening to my sleeping son breathing. He’s right where he belongs this night. It’s peaceful, it’s quiet, there’s a crazy eclipse occurring, and I am wide AWAKE. So I’m thinking about him and the…
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"Through The Power Of Devotion" ~ Niguma

"This variety of desirous and hateful thoughts that strands us in the ocean of cyclic existence once realized to be without intrinsic nature, makes everything a golden land, child. If you meditate on the illusion-like nature of…

Blessing The Next Generation

A picture is not just worth a thousand words; it can tell the whole story! Love that embraces all beings. Khandro Dechen Paldron, consort of Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche III, and mother to two extraordinary tulkus, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche…
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The Dakini Prayer That Spontaneously Accomplishes All Wishes

The Dakini Prayer That Spontaneously Accomplishes All Wishes Samantabhadri, dakini of unborn space unimpeded Sambhogakaya dakini, Varahi, all-taming Nirmanakaya dakini Tsogyal to you I pray, please grant me supreme and ordinary accomplishments! …

The Meeting Of Dakinis

Khandro Tsering Chödrön and H.E. Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche, two of the greatest dakinis of our times meeting. Discover more of the qualities of authentic wisdom dakinis and great female teachers whose both visible and hidden…
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On Shenpa, Part III by Pema Chödrön

"Instead of seeing shenpa as an obstacle to be overcome, it is more helpful to consider it an opportunity for transformation, an open doorway to awakening. When I realize I'm triggered, I think of it as a neutral moment, a moment in time,…
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On Shenpa, Part II by Pema Chödrön

"If we are willing to acknowledge our shenpa and to experience it without sidetracks, then our natural intelligence starts to guide us. We begin to foresee the whole chain reaction and where it will lead. There's some wisdom that becomes accessible…
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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…