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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…

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on the Meaning of "Tsunma"

"In 2008, when the Gyalwang Drukpa suggested awarding her the title Jetsunma in recognition of her spiritual growth and her work with women, Tenzin Palmo’s first reaction was to refuse such a distinction. 'But,' she says, 'I received so…
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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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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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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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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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Upcoming At The Yogini Project, Spring 2017

Upcoming At The Yogini Project, Spring 2017 Live Update:  The Tibetan Yogini Film Production Campaign is live, having now raised over $2.5K in its first two weeks!  Donate here now: www.gofundme.com/theyoginiproject-tibetan-yogini-film-production …
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A Bodhisattva Is Someone ...

"A bodhisattva is someone whose process of awakening comes about through the process of serving others yet knows that this world is dynamic and unresolvable. Resting in this paradox is bodhicitta or awakened mind." ~ Elizabeth Mattis…
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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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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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Commitment To Tara

Commitment to Tara "Strengthened by your love, I will follow your supreme example. Inspired by you, I will break the bonds of petty selfhood. Guided by you, I will never desert living beings, Nor retreat from seeing others as friends…
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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…