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Tara's Virtuous Activity

Tara represents the entire range of virtuous and enlightened activity and is therefore said to be the mother of the buddhas of the past, present and future. Tara's body is emerald green in colour. The gesture of her left hand symbolizes refuge…
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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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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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Twenty-One Verses Of Homage To Tara

OM Homage to Tara, the noble and sublime. Homage to TARA, the swift and courageous, You drive away all our fears with TUTARA, Savioress fulfilling all aims with the TURE, With syllables SOHA we offer you homage. Homage to Tara, the swift…
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A Prayer To Kurukulle

Prajnaparamita, mother of the three times victors, Arya Tara, liberator of all beings through compassion, magnetizer of the three realms through passion, With one face and four arms, the clear color of ruby red, Through your smiling…
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Interview with Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding

Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding is one of the most respected female teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in 1938, she is the elder sister of the current head of the Sakya lineage, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Jetsun Kushok Chimey…

The Namgyalma Mantra

Namgyalma (Skt. Ushnisha Vijaya) is a deity for long life and purification. Her mantra has infinite benefits. It is said to be so powerful that anybody who hears it will never again be born from the womb. Therefore, if animals hear it, they…
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Prayer for The Swift Recovery Of His Holiness the Dalai-Lama 

Prayer for the swift recovery and limitless lifespan of His Holiness the Dalai-Lama composed by Khandro Namsel Dronma Rangjung Neljorma ༄༅། །སྤྲོས་བྲལ་འོད་ཀློང་བདེ་ཆེན་རང་མདངས་ལས།…
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Aspiration Of Yeshe Tsogyal By Pema Ledrel Tsal

Pema Ledrel Tsal, who lived in thirteenth century, was the immediate reincarnation of Princess Pema Sel to whom Guru Rinpoche had entrusted the transmission of the Khandro Nyingtik in the eighth century. Pema Ledreltsal withdrew the terma…
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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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Love Poetry By Tare Lhamo And Namtrul Rinpoche

Khandro Tare Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche were two contemporary tertöns ("treasure revealers"), who lived in Tibet in modern times.  They together helped propagate the Buddhadharma in Eastern Tibet, assisting in its restoration and development…
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What Is A Dakini?

What is a dakini? Just the other day I was saying, I don't think many people understand what a dakini is. Because, you know, I hear that all the time: You're a dakini, a beautiful girl is a dakini, a wonderful strong woman is a dakini, someone…
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Dispelling The Darkness Of Wrong Views

༄༅། །རྣམ་རྟོག་མུན་སེལ་བཞུགས་སོ། ། Dispelling the darkness of wrong views [a poem by Rangjung Neljorma - Natural Yogini - Khandro Namsel Dronma] ཚུར་ཉོན་དང་བརྩེ་བའི་གྲོགས་མོ་ལགས།…
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Benefits Of Reciting The Praises To The 21 Taras

Reciting the Praises to the 21 Taras may be very helpful in everyday life. Usually we pray to Tara in very difficult situations because she helps us very quickly, with utmost love and care. If you rely on Tara you will receive all the support…
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The Final Words Of Yeshe Tsogyal

Kyema! Listen, faithful people of Tibet! I am melting now into the space of universal ground; My body is afflicted by no illness. Impure Tsogyal now has blossomed into purity; No longer is there place for impure pain and groaning. This…