Entries by Anastasia

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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 […]

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Advice On Mindfulness

Khandro Thrinley Chodon is an accomplished Tibetan yogini, granddaughter of the great siddha in the Drugpa tradition, Togden Shakya Shri, who practiced both Mahamudra and Dzogchen. She is the founder of the Khacholing foundation (Land of Blissful Dakinis) at Zaskar in the northern Himalayas, the first nunnery in the yogic tradition of the Drugpas which […]

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The Story Of Emma Slade

Emma Slade had an international career as a highly successful financial analyst. She was known for her dynamism, intelligence and analytical skills. But a deep seated desire to enquire into the deeper aspects of what it is to be a human being was brought to the surface following a life-changing visit to Jakarta, Indonesia. This […]

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Love Poetry By Tare Lhamo And Namtrul Rinpoche

Khandro Tare Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche were two contemporary tertöns (“treasure revealers”), who lived in Tibet in modern times.  They together helped propagate the Buddhadharma in Eastern Tibet, assisting in its restoration and development after the Cultural Revolution. Between 1978 and 1980, this Buddhist tantric couple exchanged 56 love letters, having awoken their unwavering connection […]

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A Sacred Image of White Tara

A Brief History of the Sacred Image of White Tara ‘The Wish-Fulfilling Wheel’ of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s residence, known as ‘The Garden of Immortality,’ in Dzongsar Monastery, Derge, East Tibet by Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche Throughout his life, the great master Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Kunga Tenpe Gyaltsen Pal Zangpo had many visions of White Tara, during […]

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Homage And Praise To Kurukulle

Homage and praise to her who serves the aim of beings by understanding, by unwavering deeds and constant changelessness, to the one-headed four-armed one, who is as brilliant as a thousand suns radiating red light. Homage and praise to her the goddess arisen from HRIH, the red-colored four-armed one, whose hands hold arrow and bow, […]

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What Is A Dakini?

What is a dakini? Just the other day I was saying, I don’t think many people understand what a dakini is. Because, you know, I hear that all the time: You’re a dakini, a beautiful girl is a dakini, a wonderful strong woman is a dakini, someone you want to pamper is a dakini, and […]

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Dispelling The Darkness Of Wrong Views

༄༅། །རྣམ་རྟོག་མུན་སེལ་བཞུགས་སོ། ། Dispelling the darkness of wrong views [a poem by Rangjung Neljorma – Natural Yogini – Khandro Namsel Dronma] ཚུར་ཉོན་དང་བརྩེ་བའི་གྲོགས་མོ་ལགས། ། Listen here my dear friend, ཚུལ་མིན་ཡིད་བྱེད་ཀྱི་རྣམ་རྟོག་བསླུ་བྲིད་འདི། ། These conceptual thoughts distorting reality are misleading, མཐོ་དམན་སུ་ཡིན་ལོང་བ་ཆགས། ། They blind everybody – high and low. རང་སྐྱོན་མི་མཐོང་གཞན་སྐྱོན་འཚོལ། ། Not seeing one’s own faults, looking for […]

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Benefits Of Reciting The Praises To The 21 Taras

Reciting the Praises to the 21 Taras may be very helpful in everyday life. Usually we pray to Tara in very difficult situations because she helps us very quickly, with utmost love and care. If you rely on Tara you will receive all the support and protection you need. The 21 Forms of Tara represent […]

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Interview With Ani Choying Drolma, Part II

 Interview, Part I Ani-la: Yes, then I started feeling my singing ability is my magic wand. It’s amazing, really. The most recent experience is our kidney hospital project. The financial part is my responsibility. The other part, the technical part, is my doctor friend’s project. It’s his responsibility. Really, we ran out of cash. We […]

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Saraha And The Radish Curry Dakini

Saraha is known for being a wandering yogi who lived around 8th century and later became one of the 84 Great Siddhas of India. Saraha’s teacher and consort is often called the Radish Curry Girl or the Radish Curry Dakini. Saraha met her when she was just 15 years old and it is likely she […]

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Buddhist Nuns In Retreat

“We are happy to announce that our 6 nuns, who have completed nearly 10 years in closed retreat, recently emerged for a short break to see their Dharma sisters and family and to have medical check-ups. These nuns are training under the direction of Togden Achoe who is the most senior Togden or yogi at […]