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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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"Some Said I Was A Dakini"

“I always think I am not a dakini. I don’t know who I am. Some lamas say I am Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal, some say I am Vajrayogini, and others say I am Tara. It might be their own pure appearances. I myself think I am nothing special. When…
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There Are Male & Female Buddhas

"There are male and female Buddhas just as there are male and female people. There are many female Buddhas, not just Tara and Vajrayogini; there are so many female deities! For some people it is much easier to practice female deities. It depends…
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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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Cutting Through To The Groundless Ground

Cutting through to the groundless ground, drinking the nectar of the deathless discovered at the heart of life and death. Vajrayogini, reveal your face to all those shaken to their very ground!  
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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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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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Becoming Vajrayogini

Happy dakini day from The Yogini Project and the Arya Tara nuns!Kunsang, Nyimsang, Yonten, and Karma, 4 young nuns from Ani Choying Drolma's Arya Tara School near Pharping, Nepal, aged 15-17, practice and perform Vajrayogini in the Charya Nritya…