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Life Story Of Niguma

Life Story Of Niguma, Dakini Of Timeless Awareness Homage to all the holy gurus From the sky-like nature of the dharmakaya, Light rays of the sun-and-moon-like form-kayas Illuminate the mental darkness of those to be tamed; I bow reverently…
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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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Beautiful Face of Khechari

An Aspirational Prayer to Behold the Beautiful Face of Khechari by Tsarchen Losal Gyatso Namo Vajra Chandaliye! From the dance of bliss-emptiness of limitless conquerors, Appearing as many visual illusions of samsara-nirvana; Henceforth,…
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Naropa's Encounter With The Dakini

Naropa (956-1040) was an important master in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was a disciple of the mahasiddha Tilopa and a teacher of Marpa the translator and many others. He is also counted among the eighty-four mahasiddhas.…
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Beautiful String of Jewels

Heart Advice from Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö to Khandro Tsering Chödrön Homage to the venerable lamas! This life of ours is fleeting, the same as autumn clouds: Now we have it—but now it is gone. This body’s like a bubble,…
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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 Dakini, Remover Of All Obstacles

"The dakini is the remover of all obstacles. The dakini is a female buddha, such as Samantabhadri, the five female buddhas, the eight female bodhisattvas, and so forth. The dakini is the root that dispels all obstacles. The dakinis and the…
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The Horrific Appearance of the Dakini

"Not all dakinis appear in young and beautiful form; in horrific form they have the power to open the practitioner's mind in a direct way. This is how the karma dakini appears in 'destroying' mode, removing particularly intractable obstacles…
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Mandarava Tames Charnel Ground Beings

"Because the wisdom dakini is native to the charnel ground, she has special powers to tame the raw and terrifying spirits who dwell there. Princess Mandarava was especially known for her abilities to tame the charnel ground beings. In her…
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Do Not Be Discouraged

  When Tara appeared to Machig Labdron while she was in retreat in a cave at the age of forty-one, the yogini said to Tara: "You have been very kind to me and have given me power. I am just a weak, stupid woman, but now I have become…
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Yogini Encounters with Dakinis

"If being a woman is an inspiration, use it. If it is an obstacle, try not to be bothered." ~ Khandro Rinpoche  Lama Tsultrim Allione writes in the "Preface" to Women of Wisdom, her landmark collection of the stories of Tibetan yoginis,…
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With Her Kartari ...

"As a wisdom dakini, Vajrayogini carries a hooked knife [kartari (sanskrit), triguk (tibetan)] known as the hook of mercy, the weapon of nonthought that cuts the deceptions of self-cherishing. Nonthought [togme] is the most basic expression…
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Prayers to Sera Khandro

Prayers to Sera Khandro Emaho! Magical emanation of triumphant noble females – Dewé Dorje – to you I pray! With your care in this life, future lives and in the bardo, May our wishes be accomplished according to the Dharma.   *…

How Dakinis Die II: Thigles

HOW DAKINIS DIE II: KHANDRO PEMA DECHEN “This adept was born in Kongpo, Central Tibet. From the time of childhood she was fully inspired by Dharma and Guru Padmasambhava. At the age of sixteen, she married a great adept, Thrulzhig Pawo…
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Motherhood and Dharma – The Rocky Road To Wisdom

I’m sitting in bed right now, listening to my sleeping son breathing. He’s right where he belongs this night. It’s peaceful, it’s quiet, there’s a crazy eclipse occurring, and I am wide AWAKE. So I’m thinking about him and the…