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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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…

The Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality

Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik ('The Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality') is a long life practice discovered as mind terma by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo in 1855. It features a mandala of White Tara (in the form of White Tara Wishfulfilling…
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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.…

Before The Drama Happens

We Need To Pay Attention Before The Drama Happens So our problem is, the commonest question: "When I'm in the middle of getting angry, what can I do?" That's like asking, “What'll I do?” when your wheels are falling off. It's too late…
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The Story Of Kunzang Mingyur Paldron

Kunzang Mingyur Paldron (1699-1769) was the daughter of Terdak Lingpa, a famous treasure revealer, founder of  Mindrolling Monastery, the main seat of the Nyingmapa school. The birth of Kunzang Mingyur Paldron birth was prophesied in the…
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Nangsa Obum — A Story Of Resurrection

Stories about resurrection are told all over the world, so it must still happen, even today. Perhaps the most famous of all Tibetan resurrection stories is about a woman called Nangsa Obum. Nangsa Obum was a very beautiful, kind young girl…
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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,…

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…
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Sonam Dekyi, Groundbreaking Bhutanese Yogini

Sonam Dekyi (or Lama Rinzang) was born in Bhutan to a very devoted Buddhist family. When she was very young, her grandmother encouraged her to read aloud and learn by heart some Buddhist texts. She took this advice to heart and memorised many…