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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.…
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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…
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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

UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 15, 2019: The film is very much in motion now, thanks to recent generous supporters  All is leading to starting filming in November with wonderful connections opening in the film industry to produce this significant…

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…