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"White Lotus" Released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akvb66fkF6k Today The Yogini Project released "White Lotus," our in-house film on Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche's groundbreaking work in empowering young nuns with unprecedented education opportunities.   WHITE…
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"All Sounds As Om Mani Padme Hum" ~ Dakki Chonyi Zangmo

"In her sixth year, thousands of people gathered as Chonyi Zangmo chanted the mani mantra and spoke of practicing virtue and avoiding harmful actions. She sang to them: 'All of you fortunate men and women gathered here, pray to the…
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Celebrating Geshemas!

Congratulations Geshemas!After at least 17 years of study and 4 years of tough exams it is now official. All 20 Tibetan nuns who took their fourth and final round of exams in May have received the long-awaited news that they successfully passed.…
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Lady of the Lotus-Born: The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal

      "From the mouth of a lotus was born The swift goddess, heroic liberator Who went forth in human form Amid the snowy mountains of Tibet"             The Lady of the Lotus-Born mastered both…
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Yogini Project News, June 2016

YOGINI PROJECT UPDATE, June 2016:  There's been a lot going on behind the scenes at The Yogini Project.1) Our short film WHITE LOTUS on Tsoknyi Rinpoche's pioneering work transmitting the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nun yogini lineage to Nepal has now…
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Tibetan Geshemas On The Way

WONDERFUL NEWS. Tibetan Geshemas on the way! From a letter from Rinchen Khando Choegyal, Director of the Tibetan Nuns Project: "On behalf of the Tibetan Nuns Project and the over 700 nuns that we support in India and Nepal, it gives me great…

Senge Dongma

Senge Dongma (Skt. Siṃhamukhā) —The lion-faced dakini.In the Nyingma terma tradition, she is considered as one of the many forms of Padmasambhava, specifically a secret form of Guru Rinpoche manifested to avert spiritual obstacles and negativity.May…
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Confess Your Hidden Faults ~ Machig Labdrön

Confess your hidden faults. Approach what you find repulsive. Help those you think you cannot help. Anything you are attached to, give that. Go to the places that scare you. ~ Machig Labdrön 
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To This Sense Of Presence ~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

If we rein our mind again and again to this sense of presence and this sense of breathing, the thinking will of itself begin to quieten down. And our awareness will begin to get brighter and brighter. But we have to be very, very patient,…
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"What We Understand To Be Phenomena" ~ Yeshe Tsogyal

 "What we understand to be phenomena Are but the magical projections of the mind. The hollow vastness of the sky I never saw to be afraid of anything. All this is but the self-glowing light of clarity. There is no other cause at all. All that…
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On Yoginis & Dakinis ~ Dakini's Warm Breath

"Although Tibetan women have played a minor public role in institutional Buddhism, they have emerged in yogic lineages as teachers and holders of special transmissions and practices. They have served as founders of new lineages of teachings,…
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On Female Deities

"The Great Mother of Wisdom, Prajnaparamita, as well as Yeshe Tsogyal, Vajrayogini, and all possible female deities are each symbolic forms of the ultimate deity.They originate from, and are manifested by, the ultimate deity. The conditional,…

Sherab Zangmo, A Realized Nangchen Nun

Sherab Zangmo One of the older nuns seen in "Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet" is Sherab Zangmo, considered to be one of the most accomplished practitioners in Nangchen. Sherab Zangmo became a nun at the age of 20. As she describes…
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Remembering Khandro Tsering Chödrön

Remembering Khandro Tsering ChödrönToday is the 5th anniversary of the passing of Khandro Tsering Chödrön, the spiritual wife of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. She was universally acknowledged as one of the foremost wisdom dakinis of our…