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Giving Tuesday: An Invite To Support The Yogini Project

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 Most 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…
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New Positions at The Yogini Project

New Positions at The Yogini Project From April 15th - May 5th, we will be accepting online applications to join The Yogini Project content team.  There is one position for Content Director and one for Content Team.  Responsibilities will…
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The Story Of Mandarava Released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUmFKkltMCE ANI BUMCHUNG: THE LIFE OF MANDARAVA Our interview with the lovely yogini Ani Bumchung is live! Ani-la here tells the story of Princess Mandarava and Guru Rinpoche from her cave at Tso Pema, just…

Basic Nature

“Basic nature is free from the mistaken view of thinking that projections are very important.”  ~ Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche ‘Following in the Footsteps of Great Teachers and Bodhisattvas’ May all dwell in this simple wisdom. #dakiniday,…