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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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Praise of Goddess Saraswati

Captivating presence, stealing my mind, Like a lightning-adorned cloud beautifying the sky, There amid a celestial gathering of youthful musicians. Compassionate goddess, come here now! Those alluring honeybee eyes in that lotus face, That…
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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…

Basic Nature

“Basic nature is free from the mistaken view of thinking that projections are very important.”  ~ Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche ‘Following in the Footsteps of Great Teachers and Bodhisattvas’ May all dwell in this simple wisdom. #dakiniday,…
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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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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…

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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"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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"If This Is Not Ignorance, What Is?" ~ Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

"Between achieving this kind of an openness, the true realization of your own nature, and not – is just a moment … The characteristic of a practitioner of the degenerate time is a lack of courage. In a way you are good because in some ways…