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Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by catlady2112 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:18 pm

Does anyone recommend qualified female teachers of Mahamudra and Dzogchen meditation/teachings?

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by Stewart » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:22 pm

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by conebeckham » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:27 pm

Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe, in Ashland, OR, get my "seal of approval" for what it's worth.

http://www.kscashland.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by dzogchungpa » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:41 pm

I am not qualified to make recommendations, but I will point out the following:

Anne Klein: http://www.dawnmountain.org/
Tsultrim Allione: http://taramandala.org
Dechen Yeshe Wangmo: http://jnanasukha.org/
Tsering Everst: http://en.chagdud.org/lama-tsering-everest/
Sangye Khandro: http://www.berotsana.org/sangye-khandro/
Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by ngodrup » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:05 pm

Lama Palden

And If you can meet here-- Sangyum Kamala (Chatral Rinpoche's wife).

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by heart » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:44 pm

Stewart wrote:Khandro Rinpoche: http://www.khandrorinpoche.org/
I second that.

/magnus
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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by smcj » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:14 pm

I can't say anything about her level of realization per se, but Lama Willa is a translator, has done 7 NgonDros, a couple 3 year retreats, has taught a 3 year retreat, and has a PhD. in Tibetan Studies from Harvard. Plus she's a very nice person.

http://www.naturaldharma.org/about-us/teachers/
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What is known as "The Great Primordial Purity”
Is the state abiding before authentic Buddhas arose
And before impure sentient beings appeared;
It is called the great Primordial radiance of immutable awareness.

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by dzogchungpa » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:37 pm

smcj wrote:I can't say anything about her level of realization per se, but Lama Willa is a translator, has done 7 NgonDros, a couple 3 year retreats, has taught a 3 year retreat, and has a PhD. in Tibetan Studies from Harvard. Plus she's a very nice person.

http://www.naturaldharma.org/about-us/teachers/
Here's a review of her dissertation:
http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/7858

and you can download it here:
http://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/11125112
Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by Astus » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:38 pm

1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by Adi » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:59 pm

ngodrup wrote:Lama Palden
http://sukhasiddhi.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://sukhasiddhi.org/about/teachers/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by philji » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:59 am

Lama Lena, student of Lama Wangdor of Tso Pema.

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by Karma_Yeshe » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:08 pm

Lama Walli (student of Gendün Rinpoche)
http://www.lama-walli.org/page/lama-walli

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by Sönam » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:31 pm

heart wrote:
Stewart wrote:Khandro Rinpoche: http://www.khandrorinpoche.org/
I second that.

/magnus
I third that.

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By understanding everything you perceive from the perspective of the view, you are freed from the constraints of philosophical beliefs.
By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
- Longchen Rabjam -

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by lisehull » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:43 pm

conebeckham wrote:Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe, in Ashland, OR, get my "seal of approval" for what it's worth.

http://www.kscashland.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I agree with Cone. These are my teachers and I am presently studying Mahamudra meditation with Lama Yeshe.
:buddha1:

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Re: Female Dzogchen or Mahamudra Teachers

Post by dzoki » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:39 am

If you are in Europe, especially in Sweden, you should try to meet Druponma Konchog Khandro Rinpoche, she is the real deal and master of both mahamudra and dzogchen:

http://www.drikung.se/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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