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Vajrayogini — Queen Of Dakinis

Perhaps the foremost female Buddha is Vajrayogini. She is blood red and has loosely flowing black hair; she is dancing, wears bone ornaments, and brandishes a skull-cup brimming with ambrosia. She is beautiful, passionate, and untamed.…
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Nature Of The Mind

Everything which comes into our mind, if we recognize it in the moment that it arises, if we accept it, we can then just let it go. We don't have to hold on to it, we don't have to give it energy, we don't have to be swept away. We are on…
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How to Develop Unconditional Compassion

A commentary on the great Indian yogi Atisha’s famed mind-training slogans When I first read the lojong, or mind training, teachings in The Great Path of Awakening by the nineteenth-century Tibetan teacher Jamgön Kongtrül the…

Five Slogans of Machig Labdron

Machig Labdron was a heroine, a brave and kind of outrageous woman who lived in the 12th century in Tibet. When she met her teacher named Padampa Sangye, she said to him: "I want to wake up. Because I want to alleviate the suffering of this…

Resting Mind In Natural Truth

"Resting the mind in a deepened awareness of the natural truth is the whole emphasis of all the various Buddhist teachings, whether in the Theravada tradition, the Zen tradition, or particularly the analytical approach of shamatha, vipashyana,…

Before The Drama Happens

We Need To Pay Attention Before The Drama Happens So our problem is, the commonest question: "When I'm in the middle of getting angry, what can I do?" That's like asking, “What'll I do?” when your wheels are falling off. It's too late…
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The Wish-Fulfilling Reliquary Box: Advice from Orgyen Drölma

ཨོ་རྒྱན་སྒྲོལ་མའི་ཞལ་གདམས་ཡིད་བཞིན་ནོར་བུའི་གའུ། The Wish-Fulfilling Reliquary Box: Advice from Orgyen Drölma (the Mother of Khenchen Lama…
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Advice On Mindfulness

Khandro Thrinley Chodon is an accomplished Tibetan yogini, granddaughter of the great siddha in the Drugpa tradition, Togden Shakya Shri, who practiced both Mahamudra and Dzogchen. She is the founder of the Khacholing foundation (Land of…
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"As The Glow Of Your Own Awareness" ~ Yeshe Tsogyal

"Meditate upon the guru as the glow of your awareness."~ Yeshe Tsogyal