We receive requests for prayers daily. Thinking of the many hardships occurring in so many lives, we send aspirations for the release of all beings from suffering in our meditations. We are also inspired to to send you a moment of peace from the nunnery grounds, as though you were walking with us on the new contemplative path.
This is definitely an amateur video - but new technology made it possible for Ani Yeshe to film a portion of the path, and with added help, we inserted Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen's beautiful chanting.
Be sure to turn on your sound.
Calm Abiding/Shamatha Instructions from Khenpo Choephel
Khenpo Choephel Rinpoche gives comprehensive instructions on meditation. This clear lecture is useful for beginners and advanced meditators.
Khenmo Drolma’s Dharma talk on Loving Kindness. Lord Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu was famous for his kindness and the capacity of that kindness to heal all who came to him. This talk illuminates his profound wisdom with the practical application for these times.
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.
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