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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…
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Yogini 15 Day 'Donate 108' Fundraiser

Update:  Now just 8 donors in the next 7 days necessary to meet present production and project needs.Join the field of merit!The Yogini Project is flourishing!Wow, things are really happening now.  We've had a lot of great waves with the project…
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Every Act Counts ~ Pema Chödrön

Every Act Counts "Every act counts. Every thought and emotion counts too. This is all the path we have. This is where we apply the teachings. This is where we come to understand why we meditate. We are only going to be here a short while. Even…
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"On A Secret Level, She Is Seen As The Manifestation Of The Mind"

"On a secret level, she is seen as the manifestation of the mind. On a ritual level, she is a meditational deity. On the physical level, she is the vital breath of tantric yoga. She is also spoken of as a living woman: a guru on a brocaded…
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"If This Is Not Ignorance, What Is?" ~ Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

"Between achieving this kind of an openness, the true realization of your own nature, and not – is just a moment … The characteristic of a practitioner of the degenerate time is a lack of courage. In a way you are good because in some ways…
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Between Dakas and Dakinis

"Between dakas and dakinis there's a difference In how their bodies may seem in apparent reality, But for Mahamudra, luminous clarity, There's not an atom of difference in their essential nature. Those with good fortune and intelligence, Who…
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"I am sure that when I die I will go to hell” - Khandro Tsering Chödrön

 “Listen! Precious Lama, without remembering the dharma from the depth of my heart, I have just realized my life has ebbed. I am sure that when I die I will go to hell.”Thus wrote Khandro Tsering Chödrön.As a reply the husband-lama wrote,…
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Jetsün Kushok's Advice for Women

"Some women become anxious and feel they can’t manage, but if you really want to do it, you can. But always keep a balance. For example, I teach and I have a full-time job. I have to work because we bought a house and we have to keep up the…
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Tara Is Accessible To All ~ Lama Tsultrim Allione

“Tara is accessible even to those who have not received the initiation of Tara. She is simply present. The reemergence of Tara’s energy, her feminine wisdom, and her compassion are essential for the earth and all people right now. We are…

Ani Choying Drolma, a Yogini Project Exclusive Interview

Ani Choying Drolma Interview (Excerpt)On the Influence of Her Teacher Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and on Being a Modern YoginiAni Choying Drolma: When I first joined Nagi Gompa, I was 13 years old. And for the first time in my life, I felt as if I…
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Thoughtless Maidens ~ Mandarava

"Each of you should examine your own mind, to see how you have squandered your lives on your needs and desires. Thoughtless maidens, get hold of your minds!" ~ Princess Mandarava
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'21 Taras' Chanted by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Ambient Mantra EP by Gary Azukx Dyson Praises to 21 Taras, Chanted by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche 21 Tara's Uzala Mix by Gary Dyson From start to finish the Praise to the 21 Tara's is recited 3 times.   The Twenty-One Praises…
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The Yogini Times (December Newsletter)

First of all, we wish to thank all those who have been active supporters of The Yogini Project, either as Members or as one-time Donate 108 donors. It is with your help that these amazing projects come to life and into the World!  We are happy…