GATEWAY TO THE DHARMA
Joining Our Study and Practice
as a Newcomer to DW
Dakini’s Whisper is an international online sangha dedicated to bringing the ancient wisdom of Vajrayana Buddhism into our modern-day lives. From this lineage of wandering yogis and yoginis, the emphasis is on each individual practitioner's own direct experience of the teachings and practice. Dakini's Whisper reveals how the human journey cannot be separated from the spiritual journey. The embodiment of the teachings is the secret to awakening for ourselves and all beings. Towards that end, we offer teachings and practice opportunities suitable for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike, including a weekly Sunday program, Subtle Body Training sessions, and more.
Whether you're a beginning Buddhist practitioner or are looking to deepen an existing practice, Dakini's Whisper offers practice opportunities that are suitable for people on all different stages of the path. Here is a description of many of our ongoing practice offerings. Once you have an idea of where you'd like to plugin, you can contact us with any questions, or follow the specific links for registration and links to online sessions.
Dakini's Whisper Sundays
are an excellent entry point for those new to Dakini's Whisper and/or Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. Sessions begin with a short guided meditation and are followed by a dharma talk on topics related to foundational Vajrayana Buddhist teachings and practices. During these sessions, Khandro-la will occasionally offer public transmissions of Ear-Whispered lineage practices along with commentary.
Dakini’s Whisper Sundays are free and open to the public, beginning at 12 noon Pacific Time every week (unless posted otherwise on our calendar) and continuing until 1 pm or shortly thereafter. Click here for more information.
WHO YOU ARE
Subtle Body Training
is a unique synthesis of traditional Tibetan subtle body-oriented techniques, pranayama practices, meditation, and modern healing modalities. Khandro-la's approach draws on her decades of practice experience as well as her experience as a certified Yoga Therapist.
This integrative approach employs skillful and evidence-based methods for moving toward wholeness on many levels -- psychological, physical, spiritual, and interpersonal. Its exercises and meditations influence our entire body, from the outer physical to the most subtle and profound energy and awareness levels. Through these practices, we come to rediscover our personal authenticity, that is, who and what we truly are. Click here for more information.
TO THE LINEAGE
Monthly Lineage Practices
Ganden Chö Practice, Vajrayogini Chö Tsok, and Five Dakini Practice are offered for those who already have a connection to the lineage and who have received the appropriate transmissions and/or empowerments. The monthly Healing Cho event is open to the public.
We practice the Ganden Ear-Whispered Cho and Five Dakini Retreat, the Preliminaries for Advanced Cho Instruction, and practice the Vajrayogini Cho Tsok once every month on Dakini Day, according to the Ear-Whispered Lineage of Cho, once every month. For those who have received the transmission, Khandro-la is also currently offering teachings on the practice some Sundays (please see the calendar for dates.)
TO THE DAKINI
Dakini Study and Practice
is a unique aspect of Dakini’s Whisper. Our one-year immersion journey THE KECHARA JOURNEY starts in June 2021. It is an exploration of the Eleven Yogas of Vajrayogini revealed by Naropa. In addition, Dakini offerings take a variety of forms, such as subtle body training, and transmissions with commentary.
Dharma Classes, Workshops
provide an opportunity to study teachings related to Buddhism, Tantra, Cho, and Mahamudra in a structured manner together with other participants. These are usually offered as a time-limited, weekly series of a specific topic such as Cho Foundations, Mahamudra Shamatha, Entering Highest Yoga Tantra, and others. Additionally, class content may be incorporated into our Online Learning Platform and can be studied at your own pace.
Online Learning Program
is 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, Vajrayana practice, and Mahamudra. In addition, video teachings, recordings of our lineage practices, and translations of practice texts are available to enrich each practitioner's spiritual journey. Click here for more information.
is an excellent next step if you've dipped your toes into the practice and felt a resonance. Members receive discounts on retreats and workshops and have the opportunity to develop a personal practice curriculum with Khandro-la.
Membership is also a great way simply to support Dakini's Whisper, our teacher, and her ongoing teaching activities, translations, and other dharma offerings. For more information, please click here.