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About Niguma

Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential and teachers of the 10th or 11th century in . She was a , and one of the two female founders of the school of , along with dakini . Her birth name was Shrijnana. Like many of the and practitioners of the , Niguma was known by several names both during her lifetime and afterwards. She was called Yogini Vimalashri, or Niguma, or Jñana () Dakini Adorned with Bone (ornaments), or The Sister referring to her purported relationship to the great teacher and adept . She was also sometimes called Nigupta, which is explained by the historical Buddhist scholar as follows: “The name Nigu accords with the Indian language, which is Nigupta, and is said to mean ‘truly secret’ or ‘truly hidden.’ In fact, it is the code-language of the dakinis of timeless awareness.”

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Vajrayogini Dakini – Origin, Lineages and Iconography

is a deity who is also called as in , or , a tradition in which she is considered the supreme deity more revered than any male . She represents the path leading to female . She is also a , a term that describes a female supernatural being or an accomplished , and is considered the queen of the dakinis. Her name comes from the , , which means “diamond” .
Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge

Depicting the Painting of Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge

This is mid-20th-century of Machik Labdron and the Chod refuge field displaying teachers and deities. Painting Chart N°1  Asaṅga was “one of the most important spiritual figures” of and the “founder of the Yogacara school”. Traditionally, he and his half-brother are regarded as the major classical Indian exponents of Mahayana , Vijñanavada (awareness only) thought and Mahayana on path. N°2 The lineage of .