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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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།…
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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…
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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…
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The Final Words Of Yeshe Tsogyal

Kyema! Listen, faithful people of Tibet! I am melting now into the space of universal ground; My body is afflicted by no illness. Impure Tsogyal now has blossomed into purity; No longer is there place for impure pain and groaning. This…
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How Tara Became A Buddha

Tara is a fully enlightened buddha, who can be understood at both the relative and the ultimate levels."' At the relative level, Buddha Tara displays characteristics that can be understood by ordinary, conceptual human minds. Tibetan lore…
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The Value of Prison Work by Ven. Thubten Chodron

One nice thing about being a Buddhist monastic is that when someone asks for help, I don’t have a choice. I have to help to the best of my ability (which is often limited by time, knowledge, finances, experience, other commitments, etc.)…
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Our Fundamental Nature Is Intrinsic

OUR FUNDAMENTAL NATURE IS INTRINSIC "Our fundamental nature is intrinsic. No sane, intelligent human being is impeded from being in touch with this basic nature. There is no one standing between you and it, no one is appearing like a mara…
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Life Story Of Niguma

Life Story Of Niguma, Dakini Of Timeless Awareness Homage to all the holy gurus From the sky-like nature of the dharmakaya, Light rays of the sun-and-moon-like form-kayas Illuminate the mental darkness of those to be tamed; I bow reverently…
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Praise of Green Tara

From the billowing cloud of your compassion Resounds the thunder of teachings sweet to hear, Seizing disciples in a rain of eight branches; To she the wise in raining [teachings] I bow down. Ocean-like treasure of qualities who sees all…
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Types Of Dakinis

Between dakas and dakinis there's a difference In how their bodies may seem in apparent reality, But for Mahamudra, luminous clarity, There's not an atom of difference in their essential nature. Those with good fortune and intelligence, Who…
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Prayer To Khandro Tsering Chödrön 

Homage to the lama! Outwardly, you are Sarasvati, the daughter of Brahma, Inwardly, you are the youthful lady Tara, Secretly, you are the innate Vajravarahi, You who embody them all — dakini of the Lakar family — may you reign supreme! The…