Sarah Jacoby examines how even though mothering has been held up in Buddhist teachings as a model of compassion, actual mothering has never gotten much respect.
In Vajrayana Buddhism, dakinis are seen as unbridled and enlightened feminine energy. Lama Tsultrim Allione on how she discovered her own dakini power.
In the tenth and eleventh centuries, Niguma was one of the most important Buddhist teachers and yoginis in India.
Since becoming ordained four decades ago, Lama Tsultrim Allione has faced her share of challenges and sexism.