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Dec 16

Yeshe Tsogyal: Woman and Feminine Principle

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Yeshe Tsogyal banner, which now hangs in many of our shrinerooms

Yeshe Tsogyal banner, which now hangs in many of our shrinerooms.

By Rita Gross and Acharya Judith Simmer Brown

Yeshe Tsogyal has long been a key figure in the Nyingma lineage, important to the Vidyadhara and the Sakyong. In the “Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage,” she is paired with “Lotus-born Padmakara” as “Wisdom Yeshe Tsogyal.” Her name means literally “wisdom ocean queen,” and her blessing is associated with the development of genuine nondual wisdom in our practice. She is also supplicated in a chant composed by the Fifteenth Karmapa that is sometimes done just after the Seven-Line Supplication in Vajrayana practice. This Yeshe Tsogyal chants serves as a complement to the chant to Guru Rinpoche in seven lines, for it expresses the aspects of wisdom, protection, and nurture associated with the indestructible realization of Guru Rinpoche, the father of Tibetan Buddhism. The Yeshe Tsogyal chant appears as part of the Rain of Blessings practice. Continue…

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