Sanskrit: ḍākinī; Tibetan: khandroma meaning sky dancer or sky walker
She is the dancing force which produces clear seeing within women.
Luminous, subtle, elusive and playful by nature, she is sharp in clarity.
Holding a deep intuitive force with a mind that is uncompromising and honest.
A divine embodiment of both humanity and the feminine form, evocative of the movement of energy in space.
In Tibetan Buddhism, the Dakini are the key, the gatekeeper, the guardian of the unconditioned state.
To meet the Dakini, you have to go beyond duality.
When needed, she may appear as fierce and intense or playful and nurturing.
At other times she may appear outrageous or repulsive in order to cut through conceptual thinking and mistaken perception.
She may appear as a human, a goddess, peaceful or wrathful.
She may be perceived as the general play of energy in the phenomenal world.
The Dakini represents the ever-changing flow of energy with which women must work in order to become realized.
Ultimately, all women are seen as some kind of Dakini manifestation.
‘The Dakini is a messenger of spaciousness and a force of truth, presiding over the funeral of self-deception. Wherever we cling, she cuts; whatever we think we can hide, even from ourselves, she reveals. The dakini traditionally appears during transitions: moments between worlds, between life and death, in visions between sleep and waking, in cemeteries and charnel grounds.’ - Lama Tsultrim