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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…
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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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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…
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An Invite To Support TYP

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving inviting individuals to free their generosity and create positive change on a global scale We gently invite you to support The Yogini Project, Giving Tuesday 2018 The Yogini Project supports…
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Thongdrol: Liberation Through Seeing

Visually stunning film featuring His Holiness Karmapa on Thongdrol, liberation through seeing and the origin and intent of the Karma Gadri style of thangka painting, as seen in many of Images of Enlightenment works (www.dakiniasart.org).  …
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An Interview With Jetsün Kushok Chimey Luding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC2j-qqQZg8&feature=youtu.be Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding was born in Sakya near the border of Sikkim. She is the eldest of four children, two of whom died in childhood, and her younger brother is His Holiness…
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The Yogini Project, Autumn 2018

YOGINI PROJECT NOW - AUTUMN 2018 The Yogini Project is expanding.  After 7 years of groundbreaking media releases in support of women in Buddhist practice, including significant short films and extensive interviews and inspiration of millions…
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Being A Buddhist Nun In The West

Thubten Chodron speaks about the lives of Western nuns, with their problems and joys: Dharma spoke deeply to our hearts, and so, counter to all expectations of our cultures and our families, we quit our jobs, parted from our dear ones, were…
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Geshema Graduation Ceremony in Kopan Nunnery

On November 3rd and 4th Kopan nunnery in Nepal celebrated the Geshema Damcha, the final step in the Geshema ceremony rituals. The term “Damcha” means answering in the debate process. On November 5th the nunnery celebrated the annual…
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A Female Lineage's Welcome Transmission To Women

The paradox of a female lineage's belated yet most welcome transmission to women - part I   Many people are familiar with the names of Niguma and Sukhasiddhi, two of the most renowned dakinis of the Tibetan tradition, who around the 11th…
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The Importance Of A Kind Heart

“People try spiritually to achieve realization. The true realization is to achieve a kind heart. Other than that, there is nothing really that is useful. Nothing else. Realistically, there is good and bad. The things that we can completely…
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Exams For Geshema Candidates Continue

Exams for Geshema candidates continue this summer In December 2016, twenty Tibetan Buddhist nuns were awarded their geshe degrees, the equivalent to a PhD in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. The Dalai Lama presented the degrees at a joyful, groundbreaking…
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Miraculous Birth of Guru Padmasambhava

I am present in front of anyone who has faith in me, Just as the moon casts its reflection, effortlessly, In any vessel filled with water. ~ Guru Rinpoche In the north-western part of the land of Oddiyana, on an island in the lake of Dhanakosha,…
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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo Turned 75!

June 30 was Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's birthday. Most of you reading this are aware of Jetsunma's many achievements over three quarters of a century. Leaving her native England as a teenager for the Indian Himalayas is a remarkable story in itself…
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Wisdom Rising: New Book by Tsultrim Allione

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine by Lama Tsultrim Allione "Dakinis offer a feminine model that is fierce, wise, spiritual, and embodied. They give us the energy of the undomesticated feminine; they are…