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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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Interview With Ani Choying Drolma, Part III

 Interview, Part I  Interview, Part II TYP: I am really attempting to see people more clearly, to be able to see their motivation. But I find I am only able to see their motivation clearly, when I’ve actually cleaned the mirror of my…
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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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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…
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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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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…

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…