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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…
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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.…
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Dakini Song, Summer 2019

We are very pleased to announce that an amazing female Director of Photography and a very special professional editor have come into the Dakini Song film crew this July.  We are in talks with several other fantastic female cinematographers…

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…
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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…
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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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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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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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The Story Of Emma Slade

Emma Slade had an international career as a highly successful financial analyst. She was known for her dynamism, intelligence and analytical skills. But a deep seated desire to enquire into the deeper aspects of what it is to be a human being…
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Tsogyal Latso – Birthplace Of The Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal

Victorious Ocean Of Wisdom “Until the depths of cyclic existence are emptied, you will continuously emanate in every land. Your nondual compassion will transform into anything at all. Your supreme enlightened line is that of Buddha…
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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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Interview With Ani Choying Drolma, Part III

 Interview, Part I  Interview, Part II TYP: I am really attempting to see people more clearly, to be able to see their motivation. But I find I am only able to see their motivation clearly, when I’ve actually cleaned the mirror of my…
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Interview With Ani Choying Drolma, Part II

 Interview, Part I Ani-la: Yes, then I started feeling my singing ability is my magic wand. It’s amazing, really. The most recent experience is our kidney hospital project. The financial part is my responsibility. The other part, the…
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Buddhist Nuns In Retreat

"We are happy to announce that our 6 nuns, who have completed nearly 10 years in closed retreat, recently emerged for a short break to see their Dharma sisters and family and to have medical check-ups. These nuns are training under the direction…