Monthly Archives: July 2015

Buddhist Women – The Story of A Survivor

This is a story of Nangsa Obum – an eleventh century Tibetan Buddhist woman who overcame extreme obstacles including persecution, domestic violence and even death. In the end she became a great yogini, living a life devoted to liberation of her self and others.

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Photos: Sakyadhita Conference 2015

Photos from the recent Sakyadhita Buddhist Women’s Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia with representation of numerous  Buddhist lineages.      

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Buddhist Women – A Hero in Dark Times

Continuing the series on Buddhist women, this is the story of teacher who, despite her family members being murdered, being forced into exile and dealing with debilitating health condition, becomes a hero. She was a major teacher and the pivotal figure in the restoration of a major Tibetan monastery and its lineage.

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Buddhist Women – Remembering the Yoginis

Tibetan Buddhism has not only been carried on by monks and nuns but also yogis, yoginis and many other leaders who fall outside the “lay monastic” divide. Recalling the history of Buddhist women requires including the surprisingly diverse roles that women have played in Tibetan Buddhist history.

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Buddhist Women – the Dalai Lama’s Mother

This is the story of Dalai Lama’s mother, Diki Tsering. “It was both faith and fate that propelled me into my unbelievable life as the mother of the Dalai Lama…”

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Buddhist Women’s Conference – Mutual Appreciation and Non Sectarianism

Buddhist women from different countries walked around wearing each of their different colors of robes, representing the practices of Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Zen and more! People wearing different robes frequently stopped one another in order to take pictures, because we all wanted to have photos of all the different kinds of ordained traditions.

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