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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…
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Interview with Ani Lama Sherab Zangmo

Ani Lama Sherab Zangmo was a resident nun and meditation teacher at Gebchak Gonpa. Often referred to as “The Great Yogini of Gebchak Gonpa”, Sherab Zangmo was famed among the lamas in Eastern Tibet for her high realization. She passed…
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Ushnishavijaya — Goddess Of Long Life

I prostrate at the feet of Ushnisha Vijaya, Glorious goddess with the face of the autumn moon, Having an extremely beautiful and peaceful body with three faces and eight arms, And who bestows boundless wisdom and the best of lives. ~…
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Tara's Virtuous Activity

Tara represents the entire range of virtuous and enlightened activity and is therefore said to be the mother of the buddhas of the past, present and future. Tara's body is emerald green in colour. The gesture of her left hand symbolizes refuge…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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།…
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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…
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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…
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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…