Entries by Anastasia

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The Wish-Fulfilling Reliquary Box: Advice from Orgyen Drölma

ཨོ་རྒྱན་སྒྲོལ་མའི་ཞལ་གདམས་ཡིད་བཞིན་ནོར་བུའི་གའུ། The Wish-Fulfilling Reliquary Box: Advice from Orgyen Drölma (the Mother of Khenchen Lama Pelgyeypa Dorjé Rinpoché) Tibetan title: o rgyan sgrol ma’i zhal gdams yid bzhin nor bu’i ga’u ན་མོ་གུ་རུ་ཨཱརྱ་ཏཱ་ར་ཡེ། NAMO GURU ĀRYA TĀRAYE. དལ་འབྱོར་མི་རྟག་དགེ་སྡིག་ལས།། The freedoms and advantages, impermanence, virtuous and harmful karma: བསླུ་མེད་ངེས་ཤེས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།། The precious certainty of their inexorability; ཡང་ཡང་དྲན་ཤེས་བག་ཡོད་ངང་།། In the […]

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A Spiritual Song By Shuksep Jetsunma

Shukseb Jetsunma Chönyi Zangmo (1852–1953) was the most well known of the yoginis in the 1900s, and was considered an incarnation of Machig Lapdron. She was the founder of Shuksep nunnery, and was a Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist teacher. She made the nunnery once again into a center for the special teachings of the Shugseb Kagyu. […]

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The Life Story Of Khandro Pema Dechen

Om Svasti! From the integral nature of the all-pervading primordial state, The Rupakaya of the uninterrupted unity of voidness and awareness, The mother of the spiritual activities of the lord of the three times, The widely manifested venerable Dakini—at her lotus feet, I do service. Lately, a number of people have been asking about the […]

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Twenty-One Verses Of Homage To Tara

OM Homage to Tara, the noble and sublime. Homage to TARA, the swift and courageous, You drive away all our fears with TUTARA, Savioress fulfilling all aims with the TURE, With syllables SOHA we offer you homage. Homage to Tara, the swift and courageous, Gaze is as quick as flashes of lightning, From Lord of […]

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A Prayer To Kurukulle

Prajnaparamita, mother of the three times victors, Arya Tara, liberator of all beings through compassion, magnetizer of the three realms through passion, With one face and four arms, the clear color of ruby red, Through your smiling expression, my mind gains the confidence of a sattva [bodhisattva-hero], To excellently accomplish the purpose of the doctrine […]

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Interview with Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding

Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding is one of the most respected female teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in 1938, she is the elder sister of the current head of the Sakya lineage, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding has travelled around the world bringing both students and interested individuals […]

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Dakini Principle In Vajrayana Tradition

In the Indian languages, the word dakini connotes someone who is not quite human, not an ordinary girl or woman. The image it conveys is a little scary: a blood-drinker with fangs, red hair, long nails, and so forth, who can perform a few miracles now and then. In India, generally speaking, there are quite […]

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A Devotional To Goddess Kurukulle

Homage to You: Queen of the Full Moon who dwells in darkness and emerges from light. Through my body, speech and mind, I give homage to You, the One of the skull garland. Without doubt and hesitation I bow down before You!! Oh Terrible and compassionate One You who subjugate of all malevolent forces sovereign […]

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Interview with Chagdud Khadro

Chagdud Khadro was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1946. Thirty-one years later she left her life as magazine fact-checker and free-lance writer in New York City, bought an around-the-world air ticket, and went to Afghanistan. A rather colourful series of events led her to Nepal and to Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. They were married in […]

The Namgyalma Mantra

Namgyalma (Skt. Ushnisha Vijaya) is a deity for long life and purification. Her mantra has infinite benefits. It is said to be so powerful that anybody who hears it will never again be born from the womb. Therefore, if animals hear it, they will never again be reborn in the lower realms. There is a […]

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Prayer for The Swift Recovery Of His Holiness the Dalai-Lama 

Prayer for the swift recovery and limitless lifespan of His Holiness the Dalai-Lama composed by Khandro Namsel Dronma Rangjung Neljorma ༄༅། །སྤྲོས་བྲལ་འོད་ཀློང་བདེ་ཆེན་རང་མདངས་ལས། ། From the pure radiance of great bliss – free of elaboration, luminous spaciousness – མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་ནུས་སྟོབས་མཐོང་གྲོལ་འཇིགས་སྐྱོབ་མ། The protectress liberating upon seeing – wisdom, love and power [in essence] – རྒྱལ་ཡུམ་རྗེ་བཙུན་སྒྲོལ་མའི་ལྷ་ཚོགས་རྣམས། ། Mother of […]

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Heart-Felt Advice Of Ayu Khandro

The profoud Dzogchen teaching given by the great Tibetan yogini Ayu Khandro Dorje Paldron, Dakini Indestructible Glorious Lamp From the primordial purity of infinite hospitality free of artifice By showing diverse illusory forms she is completely euphoric With the elixir of the great joy of non-duality. We bow to the supreme dakini Glorious Lamp. Arrive […]

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Aspiration Of Yeshe Tsogyal By Pema Ledrel Tsal

Pema Ledrel Tsal, who lived in thirteenth century, was the immediate reincarnation of Princess Pema Sel to whom Guru Rinpoche had entrusted the transmission of the Khandro Nyingtik in the eighth century. Pema Ledreltsal withdrew the terma of Khandro Nyingtik from its place of concealment at the Daklha Tramo Drak rock in the province of […]

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Grace In Relationship

“I suspect you have had moments when your world opened up and you felt completely resolved and free. You may have encountered such occurrences while engaging a spiritual practice, while listening to an inspiring piece of music, or while walking alone in the mountains after a snowfall. Sometimes insight and confidence can surprise you in […]

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Tara’s Triple Excellence

Tara, the female Buddha of wisdom in action, revealed this complete path of perfect awakening. She spoke three times “excellent” or “legso” in Tibetan. This terma first appeared in the vast wisdom mind of the great treasure master of Tibet, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. He devoted himself toward mastering her teachings, and practiced them in total seclusion for […]