The Dakini Heart Essence

The purpose for establishing Jnanasukha Foundation was to translate the Dudjom Dakini Heart Essence treasure compendium. Almost the entire Volume 16 of the Collected Works of Dudjom (500 pages)—was translated by Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo and Heidi Nevin, guided by Lama Tsering Gyaltsen Rinpoche.

This body of work is now available for download according to one's qualifications and serves as the basis for much of Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo's teachings at the Tsogyal Center.

In addition, Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo has translated other works in the Nyingma tradition—sadhanas, commentaries, and pilgrimage guides that have been published by Bero Jeydren and Jnanasukha Foundation.


The Life & Visions of Yeshe Tsogyal

In 2015, the Foundation commissioned Chönyi Drolma, translator of Dudjom Lingpa's autobiography, A Clear Mirror, to translate The Secret Biography of Yeshe Tsogyal, discovered by the 14th century revealer, Drime Kunga. This text is now published as The Life & Visions of Yeshe Tsogyal: Autobiography of the Great Wisdom Queen under the Snow Lion imprint of Shambhala Publications.

The Catalogue Project

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Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo's current translation in progress, The Catalogue Project, consists of translating the titles and creating a searchable data base of the texts contained in A Sky Treasury: The Treasure Writings of Orgyen Jigme Namka Lingpa and Khandro Tare Lhamo. The catalogue titles will appear in Tibetan, Wylie and English. There are roughly 600. The translator is Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo.

In the 1980’s and ‘90s, Dakini Tare Lhamo and Orgyen Namkha Lingpa (Namtrul Rinpoche) lived together as an eminent tantric couple, dedicating themselves to revitalizing Buddhism after the devastation of the Maoist period.

Dakini Tare Lhamo (1938-2002) was born the daughter of Apang Terchen, son of Dudjom Lingpa. On pilgrimage to central Tibet as a five-year old with her family, Dudjom Rinpoche praised her as a rebirth of Sera Khandro. She was also esteemed as an emanation of Yeshe Tsogyal and a yogin called Tra Gelong. To Westerners, she is best known, if at all, for recognizing Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche as a rebirth of Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje. Toward the end of her life, Khandro had visions of traveling to dakini lands and conversing with Vajravarahi who assured her they were inseparable. She passed away after a sudden illness. 

Namtrul Rinpoche aka Orgyen Namkha Lingpa (1944-2011) was enthroned as the Fourth Namkai Nyingpo and was regarded as a rebirth of Apang Terchen. In a private conversation with Holly Gayley, Rinpoche cited a prophecy that the couple’s treasure teachings would one day reach America.

For almost twenty years, the eminent couple collaborated in revealing and disseminating treasures, organizing and sponsoring renewal projects and instituting new programs of study and practice at numerous monasteries.