by Vicki Noble: Since my introduction to Tibetan Buddhism almost twenty years ago, I have been fascinated by the strong female subtext that runs through it like an underground stream.
Chronology 777 Yeshe Tsogyal was born in 777 CE to a princely Kharchen family. Her mother was Ge-wa Bum and her father Namkhai Yeshe.
Yeshe Tsogyal (777-837 A.D.) was born in the princely Kharchen family. Her father’s name was Namkhai Yeshe and her mother was called Gewa Bum. When she was born, a spring of fresh water spontaneously burst from the ground and formed a sizable pond next to her house.
Yeshe Tsogyal (eighth century, Tibet) was a consort and disciple of Padmasambhava, the Indian Master of Tantrawho helped lay the foundation for Tibetan Buddhism, and who is very highly regarded in Buddhism, second only to the Buddha Shakyamuni.
Yeshe Tsogyal (777-837 A.D.) was born in the princely Kharchen family. Her father’s name was Namkhai Yeshe and her mother was called Gewa Bum. When she was born, a spring of fresh water spontaneously burst from the ground and formed a sizable pond next to her house. This pond came to be known as “Lha-tsho”, […]
by Vicki Noble: The Tibetan Buddhist Dakini is a compelling icon of untamed female freedom. Like a trickster or the Fool in a Tarot deck, the dakini releases blockages in the energy field and melts frozen patterns, so that the door of the mind is suddenly ajar and something new can enter.
Yeshe Tsogyal was a Tibetan princess who through her relationship with Padmasambhava, the Indian master who brought Buddhism to Tibet, became an enlightened Buddhist teacher and the most revered female figure in Tibetan Buddhism. She is also considered a dakini, or female deity of enlightenment.
by KPLBLOG: (From a teaching by Lama Tashi Topgyal given at Kunzang Palchen Ling in 2005. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, transcribed by Linda Lee, edited by Basia Coulter. Copyright Lama Tashi Topgyal and Peter O’Hearn. All right reserved.)
by ChiyoNi Ishi: Yeshe Tsogyal, Princess of Kharchen, was born in the 8th century, in Tibet. At that time, there was a King ruling Tibet, but the country was divided in princedoms… and each one had its ruler.
by Rita Gross and Acharya Judith Simmer Brown: Yeshe Tsogyal has long been a key figure in the Nyingma lineage, important to the Vidyadhara and the Sakyong. In the “Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage,” she is paired with “Lotus-born Padmakara” as “Wisdom Yeshe Tsogyal.”