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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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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,…
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Yogini Production Update, October '17

October 2017: Yogini Project Production Update Thank you again to all those who supported our crowdfundraiser this spring/summer 2017 to produce and subtitle our Tibetan yogini material. It is coming to light thanks to you all. NANGCHEN…
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Freda Bedi & Jetsunma Jamyang Drolma

During our interview with Jamyang Drolma in the course of our filming for our film Women On The Path in Nepal back in Spring 2015 ... Jamyang Drolma somewhat bashfully admitted to having been recognized as the reincarnation of Freda Bedi,…
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Tibetan Yogini Film Campaign Update

With Arya Tara’s blessings… WAHOO!  AUGUST 27TH, 2017.  We reached our final goal of $9375 for our campaign.  Thank you to all those that supported! www.gofundme.com/theyoginiproject-tibetan-yogini-film-production UPDATE May…
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Upcoming At The Yogini Project, Spring 2017

Upcoming At The Yogini Project, Spring 2017 Live Update:  The Tibetan Yogini Film Production Campaign is live, having now raised over $2.5K in its first two weeks!  Donate here now: www.gofundme.com/theyoginiproject-tibetan-yogini-film-production …
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Sky Dancer Released

Sky Dancer Released The full film of Sky Dancer by Jody Kemmerer has now been released to Culture Unplugged.  Catch this wonderful opportunity to glimpse into the quality and life of dakini in Tibet, Khandroma Kunzang Wangmo. Sky Dancer…
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"White Lotus" Released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akvb66fkF6k Today The Yogini Project released "White Lotus," our in-house film on Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche's groundbreaking work in empowering young nuns with unprecedented education opportunities.   WHITE…