Yesterday we celebrated the publication of Khandro-la's new book! As one of the key student editors, she asked me to share about my experience of working with her on this book. She said something like…..”you can speak of your horror and your joy, perhaps!” I chuckled to myself thinking, how does she know my thoughts?
Truly this experience was part charnel ground and part heaven, part samsara and part nirvana…. All and all, yes, I admit, some sort of “horror” and “joy.”
For those of you who are familiar with KL’s SB work and the warming up exercises and movements when we shake, stretch, and squiggle our entire bodies, my experience in editing this book was kind of like squiggling. There was some sort of untying the knots that accompanied me every step of the way. One day dakini danced with the joy and resonance of emptiness, bliss, wisdom; on another day she fell on her knees with a sort of despair, truthfully, not knowing exactly why; and it seemed that there were always these days of emergence with a heart as big as a full moon dawning on a clear morning.
To KL who entrusted me with this jewel, I am so humbled and honored and grateful. May all who read Dakini Journey in the Contemporary World feel, taste, touch, smell, see, hear and so, embody, dakini within!