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Look at the mirror of your mind!
In 21st Century Experiences
(TK) Kate Thalacker | Dechen Wangmo
Oct 30, 2022
Thank you for sharing this with us!
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The Good, The Bad, & The Inescapable
In In the Charnel Grounds
Cho of Completion Stage
In Ask Khandro-la
(TK) Kate Thalacker | Dechen Wangmo
Oct 03, 2022
@Dakinis Whisper Khandro-la, this is exactly what I was asking and your answer is clarifying to me in many ways - specifically regarding how I personally felt about non-consensually using another body, and it made me so uncomfortable that I simply wanted to ignore that part of the study; however, I am interested in receiving the transmission to practice the POWA of Vajrayogini and so, there is my first formal request for that! Studying the Nine Mixings after your teachings and commentary did feel redundant to me, as in, "Why am I rereading this again," but it makes sense now as to why that is in the revival of this specific commentary. To add as well - I'm glad to hear that yoga is irrelevant to our path and to carve out even more honesty, I was reading this commentary alongside your Kechara Journey teachings not progressing ahead in the book before I had heard your commentary on the parts of the Vajrayogini Long Sadhana. I feel the Yoga of Sleeping and the Yoga of Waking within the Vajrayogini Sadhana(s) is the Nine Mixings and I am grateful that you have illuminated this path before we even knew what it was. I appreciate the wisdom of Jetsun Dampa using CHO to help another being rather than POWA and because you carry that same wisdom, I have more confidence in my CHO practice. Ending a Vajrayogini practice of any kind without practicing CHO feels hollow to me and I need to beat on my drum to feel the echo of my body within the hands of my action dakini as I offer myself to Her and my personal Merit Field. Thank you for helping me, Khandro-la. Ah la la.
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Dakinis in the Art Gallery
In NEW Dakini Journey
Awakened non-actions in life? Taking stock
In 21st Century Experiences
(TK) Kate Thalacker | Dechen Wangmo
Aug 27, 2022
@Dan Hales (Osel Drubpey Dorje), I didn't look at my practice this way until you outlined yours. For me, Vajrayogini is at the forefront and all sadhana revolves around Her. I'll open up about this past week, which was absolute shit respectively, to which I found that opening up the Seven Pe's - which isn't in my rotation - was exactly what I needed. It called to me and I dug it out rounding it out with the Eight Line Praise and Yoga of Inconceivability (the Seven Pe's is now in my pile of open sadhanas readily reachable, by the way). I also weave the Five Dakini practice into the Tronak sadhana, along with a few Triple OM mantras after Tronak's own. Cho has deepened for me in the Troma Nakmo practice and I find myself creating that specific mandala within Vajrayogini's own sadhana as well, replacing (or alongside, depending to what I'm feeling) that outlined inner offering. The Seven Pe's really surprised me and honestly, I'm looking at that practice in a more serious way to - dare I say - create sort of my own blend of sadhana. As for other Cho practices, like the ones you cited, I don't find myself reaching for them as much as I want to admit because I practice Cho in any sadhana .. it's like, "Oh, here's the offering part of this practice, so since I connect with [this certain Cho action] I'm going to combine the two." I admit that when I hold my damaru up and sing the melodies I cannot help but want to have that deeper Cho experience that Tronak offers and then from there, I spin off .. but I always come back to Vajrayogini. This is only my take on replying to your awesome share, Dan! I appreciate your outlined approach as an achievable goal to our ultimate achieved goal! .. truly, we are in the Dakini Pure Land to be able to find these practices and have the beautifully insane amount to choose from! Sending love to your part of our mandala in your charnel ground!
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Grief Dakini
In Meeting the Dakini!
Tea Offering Drum
In Ask Khandro-la
Charnel grounds of fury.
In Journeys & Retreat
(TK) Kate Thalacker | Dechen Wangmo
Jun 07, 2022
I needed to hear this .. thank you, Dan.
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Empowerment Red Thread
In Ask Khandro-la
(TK) Kate Thalacker | Dechen Wangmo
May 26, 2022
Thank you, Khandro-la.
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Reflecting on the last 9 months of DW
In 21st Century Experiences
Vajrayogini Tea Offering
In Ask Khandro-la
(TK) Kate Thalacker | Dechen Wangmo
May 01, 2022
Thank you for this answer!
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There I was ...
In Meeting the Dakini!
CMJ Book Mention
In Ask Khandro-la
(TK) Kate Thalacker | Dechen Wangmo
Apr 26, 2022
Thank you, Khandro-la!
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