Extraordinary Women Practitioners

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Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Post by Punya » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:10 pm

The thread is intended as a homage to great women practitioners. Please add stories and photos you find inspiring.

This first story is about the extraordinary realisation of Mayum Kunsang Dechen, consort of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and mother of Chokyi Nyima and Tsikey Chokling Rinpoches, as told by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche:

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Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Post by jkarlins » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:17 am

Glad you started this.

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Post by dzogchungpa » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:42 am

Khandroma Kunzang Wangmo:

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A documentary about her: Sky Dancer
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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:02 pm

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Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Post by Simon E. » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:48 pm

But....but...Malcolm. They are ladies..and they are caucasian and worse, they are goodlookin'. :smile:
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Post by jkarlins » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:20 pm

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Pema Chodron

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Post by jkarlins » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:27 pm

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Agness Au

She is not well known outside of the Shambhala community, but she is a very good teacher- powerful and energetic. I was lucky enough to study with her briefly in New York.

I'm sure there are many women practitioners (and men) who fit this category- powerful and compassionate, without running an entire community, without having published books or done public appearances.

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Post by Simon E. » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:29 pm

Many...
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Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:36 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:48 pm
But....but...Malcolm. They are ladies..and they are caucasian and worse, they are goodlookin'. :smile:
And I know them personally and so can attest to their positive qualities as practitioners and teachers. Plus, they are western women, and it is high time westerners are recognized for their qualities of study and practice, especially women.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Khandro tsering chodron
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Sangyum rigdzin wangmo
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Post by dzogchungpa » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:17 pm

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:43 pm
Sangyum rigdzin wangmo

One of the goodlookin' caucasian ladies pictured above speaks about her in this video:





See also: http://www.tersar.org/sangyum-rikzin-wangmo/
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Post by Simon E. » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:44 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:36 pm
Simon E. wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:48 pm
But....but...Malcolm. They are ladies..and they are caucasian and worse, they are goodlookin'. :smile:
And I know them personally and so can attest to their positive qualities as practitioners and teachers. Plus, they are western women, and it is high time westerners are recognized for their qualities of study and practice, especially women.
I think you know that my tongue was firmly in my cheek..You also know that I think inverse racial prejudice is a serious issue among Vajrayana students.
Taking advantage of a temporary situation. Back for a short time only folks.

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Venerable Thubten Chodron

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Bhiksuni Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

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Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rimpoche

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Post by PuerAzaelis » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:18 pm

HE Dagmola Kusho Sakya

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Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:19 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:36 pm
Simon E. wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:48 pm
But....but...Malcolm. They are ladies..and they are caucasian and worse, they are goodlookin'. :smile:
And I know them personally and so can attest to their positive qualities as practitioners and teachers. Plus, they are western women, and it is high time westerners are recognized for their qualities of study and practice, especially women.
I think you know that my tongue was firmly in my cheek..You also know that I think inverse racial prejudice is a serious issue among Vajrayana students.
I know, that is why I posted pictures a couple western women I admire as Dharma practitioners.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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