|Way Of the Bodhisattva
This course explores Shantideva's classic "The Way of the Bodhisattva", a must-read classic for all Buddhists. Each class will be one chapter, complete within itself. You can listen to one or all ten.
Recordings of the first two talks are now available to download. Each of these 10 classes is 75-minutes and is offered live, via TELEPHONE or ON-LINE/INTERNET CALL. You receive a recording (MP3) link of each class.
Upcoming Sunday Topics:
Nov. 17: Making the Bodhisattva Commitment, includes sublime and inspiring poetry on cultivating a vast and wise heart.
Dec. 8: Awareness: the first step in training.
Dec. 29: Vigilance: mindfulness and introspection
We resume in April with the chapters on: Patience, Enthusiasm, Meditation, Wisdom and Dedication
Register here Or send an email to our registrar Barbara Creamer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Retreats with Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo
March 14-16 Natural Liberation Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo continues a multi-year cycle of teachings on Natural Liberation by Guru Padmasambhava and dictated to Yeshe Tsogyal.
March 16-21 Yeshe Tsogyal~Guru Padmasambhava Terma This vajrayana sadana was revealed to Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo by Guru Padmasambhava while in retreat. Now open to prepared students, increasing details and instructions will be offered in the unfolding practice and transmissions.
FREE VIDEO of Khenmo teaching Loving Kindness meditation
Part One Part Two
Imagine a place where peace is possible in an environment of wisdom and compassion. Imagine a "Compassion College" where one can study and practice ways of peace based on 2,500 years of Buddhist wisdom and a lineage of highly realized teachers—all with an engaged commitment to benefit the world. This is the vision of the first Buddhist nunnery in North America, established in 2004 in Lincoln, Vermont, under the auspices of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Vajra Dakini Nunnery is a contemplative residential community of nuns and a place of training and practice for aspiring monastics and lay practitioners, men and women, old and young.
Vajra Dakini Nunnery provides spiritual programs and retreats for the public.
- Public meditation: Sunday 9:30am (beginners welcome)
- Inter faith events and public presentations
- Retreats such as: Opening our Hearts; Strong Emotions as a Source of Wisdom; Sacred Art and Exploring Monastic Life
- Meditation seminars for in depth learning including our Women of Wisdom series
Our nuns are always available for prayer requests for your family and friends.
Instant Dharma (free audio download)
Women's Wisdom Series Excerpt
Women of Wisdom Seminar
| We began with the blessings and patronage of HH Drikung Kabgon Chetsang Rinpoche. Pema Sangzin Khandro (Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo) vowed to root the Dharma in North America through the creation of this nunnery in Lincoln, Vermont. The nunnery is led by Khenmo Drolma, the first western Abbess in the Drikung lineage.
|Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, known to the Tibetans as Pema Sangzin Khandro, and recognized as a master, is an extraordinary spiritual teacher of three wisdom paths—the AniYunwiwa (Cherokee), Drikung Kagyu and Nyingma (Tibetan Buddhist).
"The commitment to benefit all beings still rings out in Sarnath and Lumbini...We are most fortunate in connecting to a long line of beings committed to attaining Buddhahood and eliminating the suffering of all beings." — Pema Sangzin Khandro
|Seated as Abbess by His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche and Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, Khenmo Drolma is the first female abbess and the first westerner of any gender to hold this responsibility in our lineage.
"Our world and all that is alive responds to prayer like a tuning fork. The nuns of Vajra Dakini will maintain prayers for peace and harmony among all beings. Monastics are ordinary people who dedicate their lives to exploring how to embody compassion through mindful community life."
— Khenmo Drolma
|A time of great opportunity...|
This is a time of great spiritual opportunity for women!
Click here to read more about Firsts for Women.
It is also a time of great opportunity for Vajra Dakini Nunnery, as we have the opportunity to purchase our first home.
Click here to read more about Visions and Plans.
|Ways you can help us build Vajra Dakini
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