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Kung Fu Nuns Of Nepal

At the Druk Gawa Khilwa nunnery, nestled in mountains an hour’s drive from Kathmandu, each day begins at 3 a.m. with the sound of a bell. Dawn will not seep across the highest Himalayan peaks for several more hours. As the young nuns stir…

The Meaning Of Dakini Day

Dakini represents the enlightened female principle. Tibetans call it khandro (mkha’ ’gro), which means "sky-goer" or "sky-dancer." There are many types of dakinis, but in general they act as yidam deities or protectors of Dharma teachings,…
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The Life Story Of Niguma, The Dakini Of Timeless Awareness

Homage to all the holy gurus From the sky-like nature of the dharmakaya, Light rays of the sun-and-moon-like form-kayas Illuminate the mental darkness of those to be tamed; I bow reverently at the feet of the holy guru. With that,…
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Types Of Dakinis

Between dakas and dakinis there's a difference In how their bodies may seem in apparent reality, But for Mahamudra, luminous clarity, There's not an atom of difference in their essential nature. Those with good fortune and intelligence, Who…
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Praise of Green Tara

From the billowing cloud of your compassion Resounds the thunder of teachings sweet to hear, Seizing disciples in a rain of eight branches; To she the wise in raining [teachings] I bow down. Ocean-like treasure of qualities who sees all…
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Giving Tuesday: An Invite To Support The Yogini Project

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving inviting individuals to free their generosity and create positive change on a global scale We gently invite you to support The Yogini Project, Giving Tuesday 2018 The Yogini Project supports…
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Thongdrol: Liberation Through Seeing

Visually stunning film featuring His Holiness Karmapa on Thongdrol, liberation through seeing and the origin and intent of the Karma Gadri style of thangka painting, as seen in many of Images of Enlightenment works (www.dakiniasart.org).  …
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An Interview With Jetsün Kushok Chimey Luding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC2j-qqQZg8&feature=youtu.be Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding was born in Sakya near the border of Sikkim. She is the eldest of four children, two of whom died in childhood, and her younger brother is His Holiness…
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Prayer To Khandro Tsering Chödrön 

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 — dakini of the Lakar family — may you reign supreme! The…
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The Yogini Project, Autumn 2018

YOGINI PROJECT NOW - AUTUMN 2018 The Yogini Project is expanding.  After 7 years of groundbreaking media releases in support of women in Buddhist practice, including significant short films and extensive interviews and inspiration of millions…
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Being A Buddhist Nun In The West

Thubten Chodron speaks about the lives of Western nuns, with their problems and joys: Dharma spoke deeply to our hearts, and so, counter to all expectations of our cultures and our families, we quit our jobs, parted from our dear ones, were…
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Geshema Graduation Ceremony in Kopan Nunnery

On November 3rd and 4th Kopan nunnery in Nepal celebrated the Geshema Damcha, the final step in the Geshema ceremony rituals. The term “Damcha” means answering in the debate process. On November 5th the nunnery celebrated the annual…
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The Story Of Dakini Sukhasiddhi

Sukhasiddhi arrived at tantric Buddhism late in life. She lived as an impoverished housewife and mother of six children until the age of fifty-nine. She was thrown out of her home by her husband and children, who were irate at what they considered…
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The Hidden Valley Of Pemako

Homage to the guru who reveals the secret pathways To the hidden land at the centre of my heart Where resides the eternal teacher Beyond all birth and death Ever serene and radiant To you I pray: In all my lives may we come face to…
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A Free Heart

The sun shines and she freely cleaves the sky With wings spread, she slides through the furrows left by the wind Beyond conventions, she goes beyond limits and against the tide A smile appears on her face in front of the beauty of nature…