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The Song of Niguma

The wisdom dakini known as Nigupta, illustrious Narotapa’s sister, was a self-manifest yogini, a powerful lord bodhisattva on awakening’s tenth stage, who received direct instruction from Conqueror Vajra Bearer. She sang these vajra verses…
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Beautiful String of Jewels

Heart Advice from Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö to Khandro Tsering Chödrön Homage to the venerable lamas! This life of ours is fleeting, the same as autumn clouds: Now we have it—but now it is gone. This body’s like a bubble,…
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The Melody of Great Bliss

A Supplication to the Wisdom Dakini Sukhasiddhi by Jamgon Kongtrul Bestower of uncontaminated, coemergent bliss; Radiant with the full splendor of sixteen-year-old youth; Leader of every assembly of dakinis in the three locations— …
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Wisdom Rising: New Book by Tsultrim Allione

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine by Lama Tsultrim Allione "Dakinis offer a feminine model that is fierce, wise, spiritual, and embodied. They give us the energy of the undomesticated feminine; they are…
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Lama Tsultrim Meets Do Dasal Wangmo

In 2010, Lama Tsultrim Allione travelled to Dartsedo, Tibet (known as Kangding by the Chinese and on modern maps) accompanied by her son Costanzo Allione and the translator Sarah Plazas (née Schneider) to meet Do Dasal Wangmo, the last…

Machig's Struggle with Self-Doubt

"When we look at Machig’s life we see her self-doubt balanced by an underlying sense of destiny. She was at once very human, struggling with questions about whether to give up her spiritual vows and enter a relationship, and at the same…

Sangye Khandro's Praise of Dudjom Sangyum

We are very excited to be adding Her Holiness Dudjom Sangyum Kusho Rigzin Wongmo, the consort of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and an amazing hidden yogini, to our collection of Wisdom Dakinis. After her death there were many miraculous indications…
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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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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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Recognizing the Wisdom Dakini

"As we have seen, it is often difficult to recognize the wisdom dakini. She may appear in the form of a human woman or take the visionary form of a worldly demoness dakini. Because of the ambiguity of her appearance, which is a central part…
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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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Freda Bedi & Jetsunma Jamyang Drolma

During our interview with Jamyang Drolma in the course of our filming for our film Women On The Path in Nepal back in Spring 2015 ... Jamyang Drolma somewhat bashfully admitted to having been recognized as the reincarnation of Freda Bedi,…
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Tibetan Yogini Film Campaign Update

With Arya Tara’s blessings… WAHOO!  AUGUST 27TH, 2017.  We reached our final goal of $9375 for our campaign.  Thank you to all those that supported! www.gofundme.com/theyoginiproject-tibetan-yogini-film-production UPDATE May…
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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…