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Brief Windhorse Practice of Tara

Through the blessing and power of the unfailing Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and of Jetsunma, Mother of the buddhas, Noble Tara, May our lifespan, merit, prosperity and renown Increase like a waxing moon, like a rising summer lake. Especially…
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How We Pray To Tara

From a teaching on Tara given by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche at Deer Park Institute in Bir, India, 2 April 2017 "The most important prayer in the Arya Tara is when you are praying: “Make me you.” Basically that’s what you are saying.…

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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Prayer to Khandro Tsering Chödrön

Namo guravé! Homage to the lama! Outwardly, you are Sarasvati, the daughter of Brahma, Inwardly, you are the youthful lady Tara, Secretly, you are the innate Vajravarahi, You who embody them all—the dakini of the Lakar family—may…
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A Glimpse Into The Pure Land Of Tara

Delog Dawa Drolma was a great female teacher of Tibet, and the mother of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. As Chagdud Tulku remembers, his mother was revered throughout Tibet for her extraordinary powers as a lama, but she was more famous for being…

Resting Mind In Natural Truth

"Resting the mind in a deepened awareness of the natural truth is the whole emphasis of all the various Buddhist teachings, whether in the Theravada tradition, the Zen tradition, or particularly the analytical approach of shamatha, vipashyana,…
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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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Taming One's Mind

Master Padma said: When practicing the Dharma, you must first tame your own mind. The lady asked: What does that mean? The master said: You must extinguish the scorching flames of anger with the water of loving-kindness. You must cross…
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Celebrate Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Dear Friends, On June 30th please join us in celebrating Jetsunma’s birthday. Through her open heart, fierce dedication and vision, nuns from Tibet and the Himalayan regions are finding their voice. There have always been great female practitioners,…
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The Four Devils As Explained By Machig Labdron

Machig Labdron was one of the most realized Tibetan yoginis and female teachers, who lived in the 11th century. She originated several lineages of the Chod practice and spread them all over Tibet for the benefit of all sentient beings. Till…
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Ushnivijaya, Bestower Of Long Life And Immortality

Annihilate my suffering and Bestow the sublime fruit of bliss, I pray. Pacify all karmic and emotional impurities With the samadhi of supreme, stainless bliss. Cleanse and pacify all the defilements That cause a short life, which I…

Compassion In Education For Children

“If you could teach children the way things exist (interconnected and impermanent), then what would arise out of that would be a healthy emotional state of mind.”  ~ Pam Cayton Universal Education was a vision of Lama Thupten Yeshe.…
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Interview with Ani Lama Sherab Zangmo

Ani Lama Sherab Zangmo was a resident nun and meditation teacher at Gebchak Gonpa. Often referred to as “The Great Yogini of Gebchak Gonpa”, Sherab Zangmo was famed among the lamas in Eastern Tibet for her high realization. She passed…
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Ushnishavijaya — Goddess Of Long Life

I prostrate at the feet of Ushnisha Vijaya, Glorious goddess with the face of the autumn moon, Having an extremely beautiful and peaceful body with three faces and eight arms, And who bestows boundless wisdom and the best of lives. ~…
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Tara's Virtuous Activity

Tara represents the entire range of virtuous and enlightened activity and is therefore said to be the mother of the buddhas of the past, present and future. Tara's body is emerald green in colour. The gesture of her left hand symbolizes refuge…