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
BODHICITTA DAY - Traveling from a City of Joy to a City of Joy!
Monday, September 26, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. OPEN TO ALL
With teaching and practices of Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara and tonglen, Khandro-la will guide us directly into the ultimate practice of generosity and liberation for all beings.
VAJRAYOGINI Golden Nectar Offering - Transmission, Commentary and Practice
Monday, September 25, 5:15 – 6:15 pm. OPEN TO ALL with Registration
On this special occasion following the BODHICITTA DAY event, Khandro-la will offer transmission and commentary and lead us in the practice of the Vajrayogini Tea Offering.
NEW Dakini Journey - A Deep Dive Into the Heart of Dakini
September 2022 - August 2023. OPEN TO ALL WITH REGISTRATION (no later than August 25).
JOIN us on A One-Year, Online, Self-Paced, Immersion Experience with Choying Khandro.
Sublet Body Training - DAKINI’S TWILIGHT LANGUAGE, Unlocking the Dakini Subtle Body
Saturdays, September 3 – October 1, 4 - 5:30 pm, Pacific Time. OPEN TO ALL WITH REGISTRATION
Through subtle body movement and exercises based on traditional and contemporary approaches, we will explore this compelling secret of Dakini, Twilight Language!
Weekly Group Practice - A Short Practice of PALDEN LHAMO / Vajrayogini Golden Nectar Tea Offering
Every Monday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Pacific Time. OPEN TO ALL WITH TRANSMISSION
Khandro-la will Lead us to a short tea offering practice of PALDEN LHAMO, Terrifying Protectress Who Averts War and a short tea offering to Vajrayogini alternatively each week.
NEW Monthly Book Discussion Group - "Dakini’s Warm Breath" by Judith Simmer-Brown
First Sunday of the month, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Pacific Time. OPEN TO ALL
Join us in our new exciting Monthly Book Discussion Group for lively and enlightening dialogue about Judith Simmer-Brown’s, Dakini’s Warm Breath.
CHO Healing and Charnel Ground Dialogue with Khandro-la
October 23, 3 - 4:30 pm, OPEN to All
JOIN Khandro-la and follow practitioners of Cho for Cho Single Sitting, a beautiful Cho practice of the Ear-Whispered Lineage of Machik Dakini, including Supplications to Machik Five Dakinis. This is followed by Charnel Ground Dialogue, open to all.
the NEW DAKINI JOURNEY:
A Deep Dive Into the Heart of Dakini
A One-Year, Self-Paced, Immersion Experience with Chöying Khandro
NEW Subtle Body Training
DAKINI’S TWILIGHT LANGUAGE, Unlocking the Dakini Subtle Body
Saturdays, September 3 – October 1, 4 - 5:30 pm, Pacific Time.
OPEN TO ALL WITH REGISTRATION
NEW Practice with Khandro-la
2nd Thursday, 4 - 5 pm
OPEN TO ALL with Transmission
Cho Healing and Charnel Ground Dialogue with Khandro-la
4th Sunday, 3 - 4:30 pm, Pacific Time (Starting in October)
OPEN TO ALL
NEW DW Group Practice Sessions
Ganden Cho Practice with Dan - 1st Sunday of each month, 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Vajrayogini Sadhana with Peter - TBD - 2nd Sunday of each month, 12 - 1 pm
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.)
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
Rima Fujita is a Japanese artist, known for her distinctive style with vivid colors on black surfaces. They are ethereal and evoke a timeless sense of longing and peace, and yet if examined deeply her images trigger a powerful ripple of infinite emotions. Her paintings express contemporary forms of Dakinis that are very much appreciated by Dakini Whisper.