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The Sutra Of Arya-Tara Who Saves From The Eight Fears

Tara Of The Khadira Forest (Skt. khadiravani tara, Tib. sengdeng nak kyi drolma), is the main deity who is considered to give protection from the eight great fears: flood of attachment, the thieves of wrong views, the lion of pride, the…
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Exams For Geshema Candidates Continue

Exams for Geshema candidates continue this summer In December 2016, twenty Tibetan Buddhist nuns were awarded their geshe degrees, the equivalent to a PhD in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. The Dalai Lama presented the degrees at a joyful, groundbreaking…
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Instruction For Women On Attaining Enlightenment Without Abandoning Daily Activities

The great master known as Padmasambhava, untainted by a womb, was born miraculously from a lotus flower. The mighty king of Tibet invited him to the Snowy Land. After he had tamed the land for Samye, he resided at the Juniper Ridge of Crystal…
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Why The Yogini Project: For All Daughter Beings

Why The Yogini Project Is Important: A Father's Tale Over the years so many people have asked, 'Why was the Yogini Project started by a man?"  While there are multiple layers to the story of how the project came to be, influence of sublime…
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Total Lunar Eclipse On 27 July

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century takes place today! It wil start at 8:21 (UTC) and will last 1 hour and 43 minutes. Usually lunar and solar eclipses are auspicious days for practice and provide opportunity for accumulating…
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Miraculous Birth of Guru Padmasambhava

I am present in front of anyone who has faith in me, Just as the moon casts its reflection, effortlessly, In any vessel filled with water. ~ Guru Rinpoche In the north-western part of the land of Oddiyana, on an island in the lake of Dhanakosha,…
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Prayer To Arya Tara

Sublime and noble Lady with your circle, Lovingly regard me with compassion, free of thought. Bless me so the aims of all my prayers Can be fulfilled without obstacles. May the Buddha's teachings spread and flourish! May its holders…
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The Yogini Project Now

YOGINI PROJECT NOW - SUMMER FUNDRAISER 2018 The Yogini Project is expanding this summer.  After 6 years of groundbreaking media releases in support of women in Buddhist practice, Inspiration of millions through our social media channels,…
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Praise of Goddess Saraswati

Captivating presence, stealing my mind, Like a lightning-adorned cloud beautifying the sky, There amid a celestial gathering of youthful musicians. Compassionate goddess, come here now! Those alluring honeybee eyes in that lotus face, That…
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Wisdom From An Old Lady

For ninety-nine years I have worked for the benefit of beings. Now this work is almost complete. I will not take birth again in this human realm in a physical form, nor will I leave behind any remains or relics. But my emanations in…
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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo Turned 75!

June 30 was Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's birthday. Most of you reading this are aware of Jetsunma's many achievements over three quarters of a century. Leaving her native England as a teenager for the Indian Himalayas is a remarkable story in itself…
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Naropa's Encounter With The Dakini

Naropa (956-1040) was an important master in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was a disciple of the mahasiddha Tilopa and a teacher of Marpa the translator and many others. He is also counted among the eighty-four mahasiddhas.…
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Leading Three Hundred Noble Women To The Dharma

One day, Mandarava wanted to go out for a stroll. She asked the group of maidens attending her if they would like to go along. They replied in the affirmative, and all set out together for a long walk. Having passed through a dense forest,…
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Arya Tara: Omniscience, Love and Power

Whenever I encounter difficulties, Tara always resolves them all. Whenever I encounter difficulties in whatever I do, Tara takes care of them. I have nothing else to rely on. No matter what happens, I don’t think about anything, I only pray…
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The Nagi Gompa Nuns

On The Nagi Gompa Nuns “For me, the most inspiring thing about the Nagi nuns is that they are always practicing.  Whatever activity it is they are doing around the nunnery, the more time that I would spend with them the more I could…