The Female Principle


Here I will post articles, research or texts that are specifically related to or by female practitioners, scholars and translators in Buddhism.

Mahāsiddha Tilopa:  ‘Ḍākinī’s Instruction to Tilopa on the Bardo

Yeshe Tshogyel Guru Yoga‘ by 15th Karmapa

A woman’s devotion: Utpalavarṇā, the first to greet Buddha’s Descent from the Heavens (Lhabab Duchen)

The male-female tantric union: Homophobic heteronormativity or biological inner essences?

A Woman’s Voice : ‘Secret Primordial-Wisdom’, the Autobiography of Kunga Trinley Wangmo, Zhentong lineage holder and consort of Tāranātha

‘Actions Speak Louder than Words’: 17th Karmapa’s outstanding activities on female empowerment and equality 

15th Karmapa on the Immortal Life-Essence Bindu treasure: long-life practice of Padmasambhava and Mandāravā

Yeshe Tsogyel’s Descent to the Hell Realms and How She Got Her Name

Praises to Mandāravā by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Milarepa’s Female Disciples: Rechungma’s Song of ‘Fifteen Realisations

A Girl’s Lament: Songs of Saley O to Milarepa

Machig Jobum: Female mahasiddha and lineage holder of Dro Kālacakra

Ultimate ‘ecstatic union’: the meaning and role of ‘erotic bliss’ in tantra and Kālacakra

Tantric Buddhism, Sex and Women: the Importance of Love, Respect and Consent

Promoting and Supporting Female Teachers, Scholars and Translators