The Tsogyal Center is a home for those called to the path of Vajrayana. It was established in 2002 as Jnanasukha Foundation’s Joyful Lotus Grove of Scripture & Realization, inaugurated by Repkong Lama Tsedrup Tharchin Rinpoche.

 
Teachings are important but putting them into practice is equally if not more important. Lama Yeshe Wangmo, you have a plan to make this happen and I’m truly happy.
— Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
 

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The Internet is now part of everyone's life and should be used to offer and share meaningful buddhadharma.

Online or offline, Dharma begins as a rethinking of ideas and notions—which is why education is important. In Vajrayana, the highest wisdom arises through scriptural learning and personal realization, i.e., through education and practice. For the Nyingma, they are equally important. In Tibet, the plan was to attend a Dharma college for five years and then to practice in retreat for another five years. Clearly, we don't have these circumstances, yet, I believe we can learn and practice well and be happy in our dharmic circumstances.

In 2017, please know that I'll be inviting others to teach on this platform and offer one-time presentations in their field of expertise.

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With best wishes,
—Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo

 
Through study, we understand the Dharma.
Through study, we turn away from negativity.
Through study, we abandon pointless pursuits.
Through study, nirvana is attained.
— From the sutras
 
 

Lama Yeshe Dechen Wangmo became a lineage holder of The Dakini Heart Essence (mkha 'gro thug thig), the treasure teachings of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche on the female buddhas, when she was enthroned by Repkong Lama Tharchin Tsedrup Rinpoche  in 1992.

Based on thirty-eight years of Vajrayana study and practice in Canada and the United States, her Dharma knowledge is informed by personal retreats, competence in literary Tibetan, and advice from the 16th Karmapa, Kalu Rinpoche, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and Lama Tsedrup Tharchin Rinpoche.

As a teacher and a sangha leader, Lama places great value on authenticity, accountability, and connectedness.

In 2002 she established Jnanasukha Foundation (www.jnanasukha.org), a non-profit channel for the wisdom and compassion of Yeshe Tsogyal, a female buddha and the most famous enlightened woman in Tibet's history.  Since then, the Foundation has established: Vajrayana World, a blog site for Western Vajrayanaists (www.vajrayanaworld.com), Sangha Journeys for pilgrimages to Tibet (www.sangha-journeys.com), connection with Tsogyal Latso, birthplace of Yeshe Tsogyal in Tibet (www.tsogyal-latso.com), scholarships for learning and practice, grants and humanitarian aid.

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