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On Shenpa, Part III by Pema Chödrön

"Instead of seeing shenpa as an obstacle to be overcome, it is more helpful to consider it an opportunity for transformation, an open doorway to awakening. When I realize I'm triggered, I think of it as a neutral moment, a moment in time,…
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On Shenpa, Part II by Pema Chödrön

"If we are willing to acknowledge our shenpa and to experience it without sidetracks, then our natural intelligence starts to guide us. We begin to foresee the whole chain reaction and where it will lead. There's some wisdom that becomes accessible…
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Born With Dakini Energy

"Born with dakini energy." ~ Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche Khadro-la sings a spontaneous song on Om Mani Padme Hum, the heart of compassion. Tibetan Oracle, Khandro Lhamo Tseringma channels a spontaneous teaching on compassion to a small…
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Shenpa, Part I by Pema Chödrön

There's a very useful teaching, which I heard from Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, that allows us to take a closer look at this knee-jerk pattern of moving away from being present. This is the teaching on 'shenpa.' Generally the Tibetan word shenpa…
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Sky Dancer Released

Sky Dancer Released The full film of Sky Dancer by Jody Kemmerer has now been released to Culture Unplugged.  Catch this wonderful opportunity to glimpse into the quality and life of dakini in Tibet, Khandroma Kunzang Wangmo. Sky Dancer…
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The Origin Of All Demons ~ Machig Labdrön

"The origin of all demons is in mind itself. When awareness holds on and embraces any outer object, It is in the hold of a demon." ~ Machig Labdrön

Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche - Advice to Western Students

https://vimeo.com/89274591   Source:  Chariot Videos, excerpts from the making of the film "When The Iron Bird Flies"  
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"In One Flash, She Communicates"

"In one flash, she communicates that the world of duality is a perfect and only means of expression of that which is beyond duality. How she is seen depends upon the sacred outlook (dak-nang) of the practitioner." ~ Judith Simmer-Brown,…
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Interview With A Dakini

Khadro-la is the State Medium of the Tenma Oracle. The Tenma Goddesses are Twelve Guardian Deities of Tibetan Buddhism. In Dharamsala, India, there is a Tenma oracle, consulted and honored by HH Dalai Lama, for which this young Tibetan…
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"All Sounds As Om Mani Padme Hum" ~ Dakki Chonyi Zangmo

"In her sixth year, thousands of people gathered as Chonyi Zangmo chanted the mani mantra and spoke of practicing virtue and avoiding harmful actions. She sang to them: 'All of you fortunate men and women gathered here, pray to the…
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Yogini Project News, June 2016

YOGINI PROJECT UPDATE, June 2016:  There's been a lot going on behind the scenes at The Yogini Project.1) Our short film WHITE LOTUS on Tsoknyi Rinpoche's pioneering work transmitting the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nun yogini lineage to Nepal has now…
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On Yoginis & Dakinis ~ Dakini's Warm Breath

"Although Tibetan women have played a minor public role in institutional Buddhism, they have emerged in yogic lineages as teachers and holders of special transmissions and practices. They have served as founders of new lineages of teachings,…
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Remembering Khandro Tsering Chödrön

Remembering Khandro Tsering ChödrönToday is the 5th anniversary of the passing of Khandro Tsering Chödrön, the spiritual wife of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. She was universally acknowledged as one of the foremost wisdom dakinis of our…
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"On A Secret Level, She Is Seen As The Manifestation Of The Mind"

"On a secret level, she is seen as the manifestation of the mind. On a ritual level, she is a meditational deity. On the physical level, she is the vital breath of tantric yoga. She is also spoken of as a living woman: a guru on a brocaded…
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Between Dakas and Dakinis

"Between dakas and dakinis there's a difference In how their bodies may seem in apparent reality, But for Mahamudra, luminous clarity, There's not an atom of difference in their essential nature. Those with good fortune and intelligence, Who…