1h 27m 24s
Dharma talk - Understanding the sacred Feminine Principle in Vajrayana- Ati traditions
Sangye Khandro
Principles of Vajrayana, Vajrayana Practice

Dharma talk - Understanding the sacred Feminine Principle in Vajrayana- Ati traditions

On 14 September 2023 Sangye Khandro joined us as part of our series of dharma talks which continues the dialogue on the vital topic of 'Treasuring the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism'.

Who is this talk for?
Tibetan Buddhist practitioners from all sanghas

The talk is available in English only for now, but it will be translated and available into French, German, Spanish in our library in October.

Background on the topic—'Treasuring the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism'

If you are interested in finding out more about the dialogue between Tibetan Buddhist sanghas on Treasuring the Feminine, have a look at the online symposium that took place in June 2021. The full compilation of the symposium is available on Prajna.

The wish was to gather and reflect on where we are at in our tradition when it comes to treasuring the feminine. It was also clear that the problems Vajrayāna Buddhist communities had faced in the student-teacher relationship between men and women had been greatly amplified by the many misunderstandings about Vajrayāna Buddhism itself.

On this occasion the main contributors were Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, Sangye Khandro, Chagdud Khadro, Marcia Schmidt, Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown – in order of intervention.

Other Dharma talks in this series:

Dharma talk: Prajna and the Feminine Principle —Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Dharma talk: A conversation about Tara — Marica Binder Schmidt

More about Sangye Khandro

Sangye Khandro became a Buddhist in 1971 when she traveled to Asia, finally arriving in Dharamsala, India, where she began six-months of study at the newly opened Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. Throughout the next seven years, she continued her studies of Buddhist teachings and the Tibetan language.

She helped to establish numerous dharma centers in the United States and has served as translator for many prominent masters in all four lineages. Sangye has been the spiritual companion of the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche for over thirty years and has continued to serve the centers established by her root teacher, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche.

She also had the good fortune to become a disciple of Dungsei Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, who helped her sharpen her translation skills for many years. Sangye Khandro is a co-founder of Light of Berotsana Translation Group and continues to work closely with Lama Chönam to translate and publish important tantras, shastras, and Great Perfection upadesha treatises.

She has been the personal translator for the principal teachings delivered by Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche for the past twenty years. Fully authorized to transmit this lineage received directly from Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Sangye has been teaching and transmitting the Tröma Nagmo Chöd actively for many years.

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  • Laurie - 8 months ago
    What time is this talk on October 19 2023? I live in the US in Pacific Dayiight Savings time. Thank you
    Christian - 8 months ago
    Hi Laurie, Right underneath the title on the event page https://prajnaonline.org/live/dharma-talk-with-mary-remington you see the start and end times of the dharma talk in your respective time zone. It should say something like October 19 10:00 AM - October 19 11 AM (time zone GMT-7)
    CECILE - 8 months ago
    Do you think there will be a french translation of the video at some stage ? thank you cécile
    Helen - 7 months ago
    This Dharma talk is now available with French, German & Spanish translation!
  • Kok kee - 8 months ago
    Christian - 8 months ago
    Hello to you too, do you have a question?
  • Celeste - 8 months ago
    Very precious. thanks to Sangye Kandro and the organisers - Vicienne and others
  • Angelika - 8 months ago
    Im really not able to express my appreciation and gratitude for this dharma talk in words, incredible. May this teaching be quickly translated into other languages, and may other teachings of Sangye Khandro follow. May all her translation works and projects be of extreme beneft.
  • Maggie - 6 months ago
    can't watch the full talk ?
    Helen - 6 months ago
    Hi Maggie, please send us an email at contact@prajnaonline.org with more details about what is happening when you try to watch the talk.