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 

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,…

"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…

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,…

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…

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…