Lawapa And The Dakini

Illustrated is Mahasiddha Lawapa, also sometimes known as Lavapa or Kambala. He is depicted deep in meditation upon the Clear Light. To his side a Dakini manifests. She urges him on to transcend the meditiative stage known as Black Near Attainment,…
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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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Tara’s Triple Excellence Online Meditation Program

Tara’s Triple Excellence is an online meditation program by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. With great joy, we share this amazing and life changing online program which contains the whole Buddhist path in an accessible way. Following the link you…
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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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Interview with Ani Choying Drolma, Part I

TYP: Where is the balance between doing and non-doing, between stepping forward to conduct a project, and stepping back so not to get in the way? How can one be active without becoming ‘too busy’? Ani-la: Well, you know, sometimes people…
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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.)…

In Memory Of Khandro Tsering Chödrön

Khandro Tsering Chödrön was one of the greatest practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism of recent times. She was the spiritual wife of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö — and she was a true dakini, loved and revered by all the masters, including…
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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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Reflections By A Yogini On The Path

Part II Of Our Series of Reflections by Women Practicing in Niguma's Lineage: RIGDZIN YUDRÖN In the beginning of the 80s, leaving behind a period of criminal military dictatorship in my native Argentina, I arrived in Madrid, Spain, where…
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TYP: Year In Review

The Yogini Project 2018 - A Year In Review What an extraordinary year it has been, one of the fullest journeys for the project so far.  It was really a foundational year, and while perhaps not outwardly visible as much, one of the most significant…

Liberation Prison Project Founded By Ven. Robina Courtin

A Tibetan Buddhist nun for 31 years, Robina Courtin founded Liberation Prison Project in 1996. She served as executive director for 13 years. She continues to teach all over the world, raising funds to support the prison project and working…
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Interview With Jamyang Dagmola Sakya

Jamyang Dagmola Sakya was born in a small village called Thalung in Jekundo in the Province of Kham. She fondly remembers her blissful childhood spending summertime with the nomads and wintertime at home with her family. Her uncle, a reincarnate…
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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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Kung Fu Nuns Of Nepal

At the Druk Gawa Khilwa nunnery, nestled in mountains an hour’s drive from Kathmandu, each day begins at 3 a.m. with the sound of a bell. Dawn will not seep across the highest Himalayan peaks for several more hours. As the young nuns stir…