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A Glimpse Into The Pure Land Of Tara

Delog Dawa Drolma was a great female teacher of Tibet, and the mother of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. As Chagdud Tulku remembers, his mother was revered throughout Tibet for her extraordinary powers as a lama, but she was more famous for being…
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Outstanding Yoginis In The Drikung Kagyu Tradition

Drikung Khandro, Chodrung Rinpoche (1886–1958) Chodrung Rinpoche was born in the fire dog year (1886) in Northern Tibet. She was related to His Holiness, Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, one of the three throne holders of the Taklung Kagyu lineage.…
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The Story Of Kunzang Mingyur Paldron

Kunzang Mingyur Paldron (1699-1769) was the daughter of Terdak Lingpa, a famous treasure revealer, founder of  Mindrolling Monastery, the main seat of the Nyingmapa school. The birth of Kunzang Mingyur Paldron birth was prophesied in the…
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Dakini Song, Summer 2019

We are very pleased to announce that an amazing female Director of Photography and a very special professional editor have come into the Dakini Song film crew this July.  We are in talks with several other fantastic female cinematographers…
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Sonam Dekyi, Groundbreaking Bhutanese Yogini

Sonam Dekyi (or Lama Rinzang) was born in Bhutan to a very devoted Buddhist family. When she was very young, her grandmother encouraged her to read aloud and learn by heart some Buddhist texts. She took this advice to heart and memorised many…
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Interview with Ani Lama Sherab Zangmo

Ani Lama Sherab Zangmo was a resident nun and meditation teacher at Gebchak Gonpa. Often referred to as “The Great Yogini of Gebchak Gonpa”, Sherab Zangmo was famed among the lamas in Eastern Tibet for her high realization. She passed…
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The Life Story Of Khandro Pema Dechen

Om Svasti! From the integral nature of the all-pervading primordial state, The Rupakaya of the uninterrupted unity of voidness and awareness, The mother of the spiritual activities of the lord of the three times, The widely manifested…
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Grace In Relationship

“I suspect you have had moments when your world opened up and you felt completely resolved and free. You may have encountered such occurrences while engaging a spiritual practice, while listening to an inspiring piece of music, or while…
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Tsogyal Latso – Birthplace Of The Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal

Victorious Ocean Of Wisdom “Until the depths of cyclic existence are emptied, you will continuously emanate in every land. Your nondual compassion will transform into anything at all. Your supreme enlightened line is that of Buddha…
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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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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…