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Yogini Production Update, October '17

October 2017: Yogini Project Production Update Thank you again to all those who supported our crowdfundraiser this spring/summer 2017 to produce and subtitle our Tibetan yogini material. It is coming to light thanks to you all. NANGCHEN…
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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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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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Whatever We Can Do...

  "Whatever we can do to serve others, at any moment, in any situation, is the practice of bodhi, or awakening. Service awakens in us a natural generosity, not a calculated response that weighs the pros and cons and decides whether it's…
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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…

The Blessing of Green Tara

Green Tara appeared to Khenchen Tsara Dharmakirti Rinpoche (Chokyi Drakpa) while he was in a Chinese prison and gave him a prophecy that the Dharma would again flourish in Tibet:  “While he was still in prison, [Tsara Dharmakirti] Rinpoche…

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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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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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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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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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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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…