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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:26 pm 

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Druk Amitabha Mountain in Kathmandu, Nepal, was founded by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa the spiritual head of the Drukpa Lineage, in 1989. It was gradually and steadily transformed into the home of more than 300 nuns coming from remote places in the Himalayas and is now the main branch of Druk Gawa Khilwa Nunnery. Druk Amitabha Mountain is managed actively by the nuns. This short documentary gives a vivid background of the development of Druk Amitabha Mountain, as well as His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa's commitment in promoting gender equality within the spiritual community of Himalayan Buddhism.


The first Drubwang Tsoknyi (1828-1904), an accomplished yogi of the Drukpa Lineage, was instrumental in establishing the biggest institution for female practitioners in Tibet - the Gechak Nunnery in Nangchen. Drubwang Tsoknyi was recognized as the reincarnation of Rechungpa, Milarepa's moon-like disciple, and Ratna Lingpa, one of the great tertons. Drubwang Tsoknyi instructed his disciple Tsangyang Gyatso to build the famed Gechak Nunnery which eventually had about 3,000 nuns, most of whom spent their entire life in solitary retreat, practicing the revealed treasures of Ratna Lingpa and special yogini practices belonging to the Drukpa lineage. Many of them attained rainbow bodies and enlightenment within one lifetime.

http://www.drukpa-nuns.org/index.php/th ... c-buddhism

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