Posts

Khachodling — Spiritual & Social Mission

Khachodling is the life’s work of spiritual training and activity for Khandro Thrinlay Chodon, great granddaughter of Drubwang Shakya Shri. It has manifested in a series of projects that are united by a strong spiritual purpose. "In essence,…

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…

Seeing Trauma In A Different Way

Trauma is a strong word that we usually associate with extreme suffering. But trauma can also be insidious and hard to recognize. In fact, it is doubtful whether anyone gets through life without some trauma. We experience trauma when we can’t…
, ,

Dakini Song Autumn 2019

UPDATE - OCTOBER 30, 2019: Thanks to our generous supporters, The film is very much in motion now It's like the dakinis are opening all the doors now with amazing synchronicities lately.  We have had an amazing producer and excellent…
,

Meeting Ani Choying Drolma

The woman bearing down on me does not look like a nun. Instead of traditional robes and simple sandals, she wears a mustard-yellow polo shirt, white sports shoes suited for fast movement, a wide-brimmed sun visor, and an oversize pair of sunglasses.…
,

Natural Warmth Of Your Heart

Before we can know what natural warmth really is, often we must experience loss. We go along for years moving through our days, propelled by habit, taking life pretty much for granted. Then we or someone dear to us has an accident or gets…

Happy News From Tibetan Nuns Project

2019 Geshema Exams Completed In early August, 51 Tibetan Buddhist nuns sat various levels of the 4-year Geshema exams. The Geshema degree (Geshe for monks) is the highest degree in their tradition and is equivalent to a Ph.D. in Tibetan Buddhism.…

The Story Of Sangye Khandro

Sangye Khandro is a wonderful example of a truly dedicated Buddhist practitioner and translator. She studied Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan language under the guidance of Tibetan masters in India and Nepal. She has translated and mastered…

Interview With Dagmola Jamyang Sakya

Dagmola Jamyang Sakya was born in a small village called Thalung in Jekundo in the Province of Kham. She fondly remembers her blissful childhood, spending summertime with the nomads and wintertime at home with her family. Her uncle, a reincarnate…

The Story Of Ani Dominique

Christine Toomey, a journalist and an author, tells a story of Ani Dominique Tenzin Yiudjuk, a Buddhist nun, currently living in Kathmandu, Nepal, which gives a glimpse into the challenges faced by Westerners becoming Buddhist nuns and into…
, ,

Outstanding Yoginis In The Drikung Kagyu Tradition

Drikung Khandro, Chodrung Rinpoche (1886–1958) Chodrung Rinpoche was born in the fire dog year (1886) in Northern Tibet. She was related to His Holiness, Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, one of the three throne holders of the Taklung Kagyu lineage.…

The Author Of "Same As Me" Statue Photo

Gyalyum Kunzang Dechen Tsomo Namgyal (1906-1987) was the Queen Mother of Sikkim, who made regular trips to Tibet in order to see her relatives. She was a Tibetan from Lhasa, from the Rangsha family, one of the Six Clans. On one of her pilgrimage…

The Tsoknyi Lineage Nangchen Nuns

The Tsoknyi nunneries were founded in the 19th century by Tsang Yang Gyamtso, who was commanded by his teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche I, to build nunneries in order to provide female practitioners with the same opportunities as men to learn and…
,

A Spiritual Song By Shuksep Jetsunma

Shukseb Jetsunma Chönyi Zangmo (1852–1953) was the most well known of the yoginis in the 1900s, and was considered an incarnation of Machig Lapdron. She was the founder of Shuksep nunnery, and was a Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist teacher. She…
,

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…