Dakini Yogini Pendant

$ 12.00

  • Dakini Yogini Pendant
  • A Dakini is a type of spirit in Vajrayana Buddhism. The Tibetan term Dakini means "Sky-Goer". Dakinis are often represented as consorts in Yab-Yum representations. Yab-Yum is a common symbol in the Buddhist art of India, Nepal, and Tibet, which represents the primordial union of wisdom and compassion, depicted as a male deity in sexual union with his female consort. The male figure represents compassion and skillful means, while the female partner represents insight.
  • The masculine form of the word is Daka, which is usually translated into Tibetan as "Pawo" or "Hero".
  • The Dakini, in Her various guises, serves as each of the Three Roots. She may be a human Guru, a Vajra Master who transmits the Vajrayana teachings to Her disciples and joins them in Samaya (Spiritual Healing) commitments.
  • The Wisdom Dakini may be a Yidam, a Meditational Deity; Female Deity Yogis such as Vajrayogini, are common in Tibetan Buddhism. Or She may be a Protector; the Wisdom Dakinis have special power and responsibility to protect the integrity of oral transmissions.
  • The archetypal Dakini in Tibetan Buddhism is named Yeshe Tsogyal, the consort of Padmasambhava.
  • Dakinis are energetic beings in female form, evocative of the movement of energy in space. In this context, the sky or space indicates Sunyata (the Void, the Emptiness of Space), the insubstantiality of all phenomena, which at the same time, is the pure potentiality for all possible manifestations or events.
  • Being associated with energy in all its functions, Dakinis are linked with path of transformation, whereby the energy of negative emotions or Kleshas (called poisons), is transformed into the luminous energy of enlightened awareness yielding the most profound experience of clear light. 
  • In some instances, the terms Daka and Dakini have been used for practitioners of Tantric Yoga themselves. In other instances, just Dakini was used for female practitioners, while male practitioners were just known as Yogi. Padmasambhava was known as a Yogi and Yeshe Tsogyal, a Tibetan Princess, Yogini and consort of Padmasambhava, as a Dakini.
  • Approx. 1 1/8" x 7/8"
  • Materials: vitreous enamel on tin and set in a metal case.
  • Origin is India