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To This Sense Of Presence ~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

If we rein our mind again and again to this sense of presence and this sense of breathing, the thinking will of itself begin to quieten down. And our awareness will begin to get brighter and brighter. But we have to be very, very patient,…
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"What We Understand To Be Phenomena" ~ Yeshe Tsogyal

 "What we understand to be phenomena Are but the magical projections of the mind. The hollow vastness of the sky I never saw to be afraid of anything. All this is but the self-glowing light of clarity. There is no other cause at all. All that…
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On Yoginis & Dakinis ~ Dakini's Warm Breath

"Although Tibetan women have played a minor public role in institutional Buddhism, they have emerged in yogic lineages as teachers and holders of special transmissions and practices. They have served as founders of new lineages of teachings,…
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On Female Deities

"The Great Mother of Wisdom, Prajnaparamita, as well as Yeshe Tsogyal, Vajrayogini, and all possible female deities are each symbolic forms of the ultimate deity.They originate from, and are manifested by, the ultimate deity. The conditional,…
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Every Act Counts ~ Pema Chödrön

Every Act Counts "Every act counts. Every thought and emotion counts too. This is all the path we have. This is where we apply the teachings. This is where we come to understand why we meditate. We are only going to be here a short while. Even…
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"On A Secret Level, She Is Seen As The Manifestation Of The Mind"

"On a secret level, she is seen as the manifestation of the mind. On a ritual level, she is a meditational deity. On the physical level, she is the vital breath of tantric yoga. She is also spoken of as a living woman: a guru on a brocaded…
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"If This Is Not Ignorance, What Is?" ~ Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

"Between achieving this kind of an openness, the true realization of your own nature, and not – is just a moment … The characteristic of a practitioner of the degenerate time is a lack of courage. In a way you are good because in some ways…
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Between Dakas and 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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"I am sure that when I die I will go to hell” - Khandro Tsering Chödrön

 “Listen! Precious Lama, without remembering the dharma from the depth of my heart, I have just realized my life has ebbed. I am sure that when I die I will go to hell.”Thus wrote Khandro Tsering Chödrön.As a reply the husband-lama wrote,…
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Jetsün Kushok's Advice for Women

"Some women become anxious and feel they can’t manage, but if you really want to do it, you can. But always keep a balance. For example, I teach and I have a full-time job. I have to work because we bought a house and we have to keep up the…
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Tara Is Accessible To All ~ Lama Tsultrim Allione

“Tara is accessible even to those who have not received the initiation of Tara. She is simply present. The reemergence of Tara’s energy, her feminine wisdom, and her compassion are essential for the earth and all people right now. We are…
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Thoughtless Maidens ~ Mandarava

"Each of you should examine your own mind, to see how you have squandered your lives on your needs and desires. Thoughtless maidens, get hold of your minds!" ~ Princess Mandarava
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"As The Glow Of Your Own Awareness" ~ Yeshe Tsogyal

"Meditate upon the guru as the glow of your awareness."~ Yeshe Tsogyal 
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The Respect To Look At Ourselves Honestly and Gently ~ Pema Chödrön

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ~ Pema Chödrön
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Building Inner Strength ~ Pema Chödrön

Building Inner StrengthYou build inner strength through embracing the totality of your experience, both the delightful parts and the difficult parts. Embracing the totality of your experience is one definition of having loving kindness for yourself.…