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Celebrate Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Dear Friends, On June 30th please join us in celebrating Jetsunma’s birthday. Through her open heart, fierce dedication and vision, nuns from Tibet and the Himalayan regions are finding their voice. There have always been great female practitioners,…

The Author Of "Same As Me" Statue Photo

Gyalyum Kunzang Dechen Tsomo Namgyal (1906-1987) was the Queen Mother of Sikkim, who made regular trips to Tibet in order to see her relatives. She was a Tibetan from Lhasa, from the Rangsha family, one of the Six Clans. On one of her pilgrimage…
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Sonam Dekyi, Groundbreaking Bhutanese Yogini

Sonam Dekyi (or Lama Rinzang) was born in Bhutan to a very devoted Buddhist family. When she was very young, her grandmother encouraged her to read aloud and learn by heart some Buddhist texts. She took this advice to heart and memorised many…
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The Four Devils As Explained By Machig Labdron

Machig Labdron was one of the most realized Tibetan yoginis and female teachers, who lived in the 11th century. She originated several lineages of the Chod practice and spread them all over Tibet for the benefit of all sentient beings. Till…
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Ushnivijaya, Bestower Of Long Life And Immortality

Annihilate my suffering and Bestow the sublime fruit of bliss, I pray. Pacify all karmic and emotional impurities With the samadhi of supreme, stainless bliss. Cleanse and pacify all the defilements That cause a short life, which I…

Compassion In Education For Children

“If you could teach children the way things exist (interconnected and impermanent), then what would arise out of that would be a healthy emotional state of mind.”  ~ Pam Cayton Universal Education was a vision of Lama Thupten Yeshe.…

The Tsoknyi Lineage Nangchen Nuns

The Tsoknyi nunneries were founded in the 19th century by Tsang Yang Gyamtso, who was commanded by his teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche I, to build nunneries in order to provide female practitioners with the same opportunities as men to learn and…