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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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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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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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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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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…
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The Meaning Of Dakini Day

Dakini represents the enlightened female principle. Tibetans call it khandro (mkha’ ’gro), which means "sky-goer" or "sky-dancer." There are many types of dakinis, but in general they act as yidam deities or protectors of Dharma teachings,…
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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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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 Hidden Valley Of Pemako

Homage to the guru who reveals the secret pathways To the hidden land at the centre of my heart Where resides the eternal teacher Beyond all birth and death Ever serene and radiant To you I pray: In all my lives may we come face to…
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A Free Heart

The sun shines and she freely cleaves the sky With wings spread, she slides through the furrows left by the wind Beyond conventions, she goes beyond limits and against the tide A smile appears on her face in front of the beauty of nature…
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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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Life Outside Our Story - Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel

"One way in which you can observe the effect of clinging to things as real is through physical, emotional, and conceptual contraction.  Contraction is not necessarily a problem in and of itself.  For example, the heart has to contract to…
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Interview With Allison Choying Zangmo

Allison Choying Zangmo is a student of Anyen Rinpoche and his root master, Tsara Dharmakirti Rinpoche. She has been studying dharma and the Tibetan language under Anyen Rinpoche’s personal guidance for the past sixteen years, and acts as…
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The Nagi Gompa Nuns

On The Nagi Gompa Nuns “For me, the most inspiring thing about the Nagi nuns is that they are always practicing.  Whatever activity it is they are doing around the nunnery, the more time that I would spend with them the more I could…
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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…