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On Shenpa, Part III by Pema Chödrön

"Instead of seeing shenpa as an obstacle to be overcome, it is more helpful to consider it an opportunity for transformation, an open doorway to awakening. When I realize I'm triggered, I think of it as a neutral moment, a moment in time,…
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On Arya Tara & The 21 Taras

ON ARYA TARA & THE 21 TARAS The venerable Arya Tara is the wisdom form of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions. In the ultimate sense she has since primordial time attained the state of original wakefulness that…
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On Shenpa, Part II by Pema Chödrön

"If we are willing to acknowledge our shenpa and to experience it without sidetracks, then our natural intelligence starts to guide us. We begin to foresee the whole chain reaction and where it will lead. There's some wisdom that becomes accessible…
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Born With Dakini Energy

"Born with dakini energy." ~ Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche Khadro-la sings a spontaneous song on Om Mani Padme Hum, the heart of compassion. Tibetan Oracle, Khandro Lhamo Tseringma channels a spontaneous teaching on compassion to a small…
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Shenpa, Part I by Pema Chödrön

There's a very useful teaching, which I heard from Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, that allows us to take a closer look at this knee-jerk pattern of moving away from being present. This is the teaching on 'shenpa.' Generally the Tibetan word shenpa…
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Sky Dancer Released

Sky Dancer Released The full film of Sky Dancer by Jody Kemmerer has now been released to Culture Unplugged.  Catch this wonderful opportunity to glimpse into the quality and life of dakini in Tibet, Khandroma Kunzang Wangmo. Sky Dancer…
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The Origin Of All Demons ~ Machig Labdrön

"The origin of all demons is in mind itself. When awareness holds on and embraces any outer object, It is in the hold of a demon." ~ Machig Labdrön

Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche - Advice to Western Students

https://vimeo.com/89274591   Source:  Chariot Videos, excerpts from the making of the film "When The Iron Bird Flies"  
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"In One Flash, She Communicates"

"In one flash, she communicates that the world of duality is a perfect and only means of expression of that which is beyond duality. How she is seen depends upon the sacred outlook (dak-nang) of the practitioner." ~ Judith Simmer-Brown,…
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May White Tara's Light Illuminate

May White Tara's light illuminate within all beings. May they know their essence as love. Om Tara Tuttare Ture Svaha
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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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Words From My Teacher ~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

"One of my teachers said: first hear and study, then you think about it and you become it. And that's the point: We go from head to heart and that transforms us. Then spontaneously what we say, what we think and what we do naturally arises…
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Interview With A Dakini

Khadro-la is the State Medium of the Tenma Oracle. The Tenma Goddesses are Twelve Guardian Deities of Tibetan Buddhism. In Dharamsala, India, there is a Tenma oracle, consulted and honored by HH Dalai Lama, for which this young Tibetan…
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Nothing Greater Than A Life Of Service ~ Traleg Khandro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq-BDuBQa9c Celebrating Guru Rinpoche's Birthday"No matter unskillful you may feel, you have found a path that can remove the despair. And you find a person to relieve the despair. You come to realize there…
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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…