It was an amazing weekend here within our community with teachings, Dharma practice, Vajrayogini Cho Tsok, Khandro-la's birthday celebration, and our precious teacher sharing personal parts of her own story as commentary to her book! To say we are blessed as Khandro-la's students would be an understatement.
Here is a selected part of Volume II in a chapter we all spoke about in the Cho Mastery Journey yesterday:"On our journey of personal and collective healing, Dakini is a tremendous source of fearless determination. As an embodiment of power coming from confidence, courage, perseverance, love, and wisdom, she provides us with encouragement. Unlike the patriarchal power that is deeply rooted in our culture and society, Dakini's strength is completely beyond the power of habitual patterns, a "real" power that requires us to shift our old paradigm and see new ways to be active, effective, and compassionate in our lives and the world. A power that we all innately own. It is here, in this Dakini home, where we find hope, truth, and liberation. Then, embracing phenomena as it is, we cut off our head of ordinary perception and view and declare, "liberation"!" (chapter 4, page 117)
What good fortune and what precise karma we all have and hold to be able to behold the face of our teacher -- a true Dakini who walks with us in this charnel ground we call life!
And here is the cake with Dakini colored candles that we offered for Khandro-la's birthday during our Vajrayogini Cho Tsok!
What a way to celebrate the supermundane start to our week!