DISCOVER THE DHARMA
NURTURE YOUR INNERMOST ASPIRATION
Dakini’s Whisper is an international online sangha dedicated to bringing the ancient wisdom of Vajrayana Buddhism into our modern-day lives. We offer teachings and practice opportunities suitable for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike, including a weekly Sunday program, Subtle Body Training sessions, and more.
CHÖ, VAJRAYANA & MAHAMUDRA
PROGRAMS FOR DEDICATED STUDENTS
Under the guidance of our spiritual director, Chöying Khandro, we study and practice Chö within the larger context of the path of Tantra, covering the entire breadth of Vajrayana Buddhism. We offer online retreats, one-year-focused journeys, and a program covering the entire breadth of the Ganden and Dakini Ear-Whispered lineages of Chö.
RESOURCES FOR PRACTITIONERS
SELF-PACED LEARNING AND ONLINE MEDIA
We offer a series of self-paced online courses providing deep study mixed with meditation practice and resources for support. These range from the Buddhist foundations to Cho and Vajrayana practice. In addition, video teachings, recordings of our lineage practices, and translations of practice texts are available to enrich each practitioner's spiritual journey.
Upcoming and Ongoing Events, Workshops, and Retreats
SBT Dakini Series V - Dakinis' Awakened Responses to the World of Suffering
Saturdays, May 21 - June 25, 1 - 2:30 pm Pacific Time (No class - June 4)
Delve into a deep exploration of the Four Awakened Activities of Dakinis, Embodiment of Inner Wakefulness! By connecting to and embodying the dakinis, we will discover ways of bringing their awakened qualities into action.
Weekly Group Practice - A Short Practice of PALDEN LHAMO with Khandro-la
Every Monday, 4:30 - 5:15 pm.OPEN TO ALL WITH TRANSMISSION
As war and armies loom large in our lives no matter where we live, Khandro-la will Lead us to a short tea offering practice of PALDEN LHAMO, Terrifying Protectress Who Averts War.
Fierce Compassion - A One-Month Householders’ Personal Retreat
Monday, May 23 - Thursday, June 23, Dakini Day
Dakini’s Whisper invites you to join your fellow Dakini's Whisper members for a contemplative in-home retreat designed for householders with busy lives!
NEW Monthly Book Discussion Group - "Dakini’s Warm Breath" by Judith Simmer-Brown
First Sunday of the month, 11 am-12 noon, Pacific Time
Join us in our new exciting Monthly Book Discussion Group for lively and enlightening dialogue about Judith Simmer-Brown’s, Dakini’s Warm Breath.
Connect with Vajrayogini - Special Transmissions, Commentary and Practice
June 26, 12 noon - 1:30 pm, Pacific Time
OPEN TO ALL DW Members and Non-members with a VY Connection
MAKE EVERY DAILY ACTIVITY PART OF YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY! This special session includes the Vajrayogini Tea Offering, Yoga of Eating and Eight-Line Praise transmission, commentary & practice.
TSOK WITH KHANDRO-LA - Thursday, June 23, 3 - 5:30 pm, Pacific Time; OPEN TO ALL
Join Khandro-la and Dakini's Whisper for group practice of Tsok to celebrate the end of a one-month personal retreat.
SBT Dakini Series VI - Dakini's Laughter
3 Saturdays, July 2, 9 &16,1:30 - 3:15 pm Pacific Time
JOIN your fellow DAKINIS for DAKINI SERIES VI to explore various loving, fun and skillful ways to untie the knots in the subtle body! Each session will be concluded by resting in restorative posture and meditation.
TRÖMA NAKMO - Empowerment, Transmission & Commentary - DW Summer Retreat
July 22 - 26, OPEN to the DW Members with the Prerequisites
Now the registration is open and and the text is available to those who register.
Teachings from the Machik Dakini Lineage: Guru Jagat x Chöying Khandro
Premiered Feb 11, 2022
In 2020, as part of RA MA’s Immense Grace women’s program,
Guru Jagat interviewed Chöying Khandro
In August 2020, Guru Jagat, founder of Ra Ma Institute, a yoga studio dedicated to spreading kundalini to a new generation, interviewed our teacher as part of what Guru Jagat called, “an immense grace program.” In this interview, Khandro-la talks about DAKINI as energy and as mind, ultimately. Connecting with the DAKINI energy as part of our own spiritual path is an essential component of the spiritual journey in our lineage. The interview concludes with a guided meditation on Space and Earth Dakinis. May this interview ignite the “candle flame at your heart,” as Khandro-la might say.
NEW DW Group Practice Sessions
Ganden Cho Practice with Dan - 1st Sunday of each month, 12:15 - 1:15 pm
VY Sadhana with Peter - TBD - 2nd Sunday of each month
Mahamudra Practice with Ellen - 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Golden Nectar Tea Offering Practice with Khandro-la - every Monday, 4:30 - 5:20 pm
(Palden Lhamo or Vajrayogini - We'll alternate our practice.)
NEW DW Media Publications
Available at DW Media Store (restricted)
- Text and Tunes
TROMA NAKMO SADHANA
- Text and Tunes
About Dakini's Whisper
We are an international online sangha of Buddhist practitioners dedicated to bringing the ancient wisdom of the Ear-Whispered Chö (Chod) and Vajrayana to our modern-day lives.
All of DAKINI'S WHISPER's activities reflect our mission of nurturing our awakening to its deepest dimension through authentic Buddhadharma methods in an inclusive, accessible environment.
About Our Teacher
Chöying Khandro holds the complete transmissions of both the Mount of Bliss and Machik Dakini Ear-Whispered Lineages from her root lama, His Holiness, the late Ninth Khalkha Jetsün Dampa Rinpoche. Khandro-la is among the few students who have been with him since he began to teach in the West in the early 1990s.
In 2011, Chöying Khandro was presented with teaching robes and received Khalkha Rinpoche's permission to begin Dakini’s Whisper. Since meeting her teacher, Chöying Khandro has devoted her life to transmitting this rare and precious lineage and its teachings to the West.
CREDIT: Soyalmaa Davaakhuu is an inspiring Mongolian artist whose images of Machik Labdron and Dakinis are featured on our website. She is a committed Buddhist artist and practitioner based in Ulaanbaatar, her work has the luminous quality of the Dakini. For more on Soyalmaa and her work, visit: http://www.soyolmaadavaakhuu.com