"Unless you have enough merit, you're not going to get any dakinis interested in your case. You must have merit in the beginning to want to practice and to be in a situation where you are practicing. So, they just help the show along. They're part of your merit that you have dakinis helping." --Jetsunma… Continue reading DANCE AND DRUMS OF THE DAKINIS: Review of the Lhabab Duchen event at DGL nunnery, a fitting celebration empowering women
"There are already nuns within the Tibetan tradition who have received the full Bhikṣuṇī vow according to the Dharmagupta lineage and whom we recognize as fully ordained. One thing we could do is to translate the three primary monastic activities (Poṣadha, Varṣa, Prāvaraṇā) from the Dharmagupta lineage into Tibetan and encourage the Tibetan Bhikṣuṇīs to… Continue reading WHERE ARE THE GELONGMAS? DISCOVERING HIDDEN TREASURES: THE RARE GEMS OF LIVING TIBETAN BUDDHIST FULLY ORDAINED NUNS. A Pilgrimage and Field Study of Two Nunneries in Himachal Pradesh and fully ordained nuns within the Tibetan tradition.