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Dakini Song, July 2019

We are pleased to announce that an amazing female Director of Photography and a professional editor have come into the Dakini Song film crew over the last week.   We are now entering the advanced stages of pre-production for this feature…
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Dakini Principle In Vajrayana Tradition

In the Indian languages, the word dakini connotes someone who is not quite human, not an ordinary girl or woman. The image it conveys is a little scary: a blood-drinker with fangs, red hair, long nails, and so forth, who can perform a few…
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Interview with Chagdud Khadro

Chagdud Khadro was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1946. Thirty-one years later she left her life as magazine fact-checker and free-lance writer in New York City, bought an around-the-world air ticket, and went to Afghanistan. A rather colourful…
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Dakini Song - Donate 108

“This is the documentary so many of us are longing to be touched by. Absolutely brilliant!” Dakini Song - Donate 108 Campaign Dakini Song is a poetic documentary evoking the beauty and challenges of the path of meditation as practiced…
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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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Saraha And The Radish Curry Dakini

Saraha is known for being a wandering yogi who lived around 8th century and later became one of the 84 Great Siddhas of India. Saraha's teacher and consort is often called the Radish Curry Girl or the Radish Curry Dakini. Saraha met her when…
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Types Of 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…
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The Meaning Of Dakini Day

Dakini represents the enlightened female principle. Tibetans call it khandro (mkha’ ’gro), which means "sky-goer" or "sky-dancer." There are many types of dakinis, but in general they act as yidam deities or protectors of Dharma teachings,…
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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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The Song of Niguma

The wisdom dakini known as Nigupta, illustrious Narotapa’s sister, was a self-manifest yogini, a powerful lord bodhisattva on awakening’s tenth stage, who received direct instruction from Conqueror Vajra Bearer. She sang these vajra verses…
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The Story of the Lion-Faced Dakini or 'Sengdongma'

"The Lion-Faced Dakini is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind, and cutting through the “three poisons” of mind. This ancient practice has been important in Tibetan Buddhism since the time of Padmasambhava. She…
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The Melody of Great Bliss

A Supplication to the Wisdom Dakini Sukhasiddhi by Jamgon Kongtrul Bestower of uncontaminated, coemergent bliss; Radiant with the full splendor of sixteen-year-old youth; Leader of every assembly of dakinis in the three locations— …
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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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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…