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The Lives and Wisdom of Women Practitioners

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Hello, Precious Selves,

Last year, I introduced the Anandamayi Ma Resource Portal on Living Tantra. Ma was a great woman teacher and a great teacher of women. She transmitted what I consider to be the only authentic version of siddhasana (the accomplished pose) for women. I will be writing an article about it soon.

That article will appear on the forthcoming Yogini Resource Portal on Living Tantra. This new resource portal will feature articles, books, photographs, music, movies, websites and other resources by and/or about women practitioners.

I’m calling on all Living Tantra readers to contribute your favorite resources for possible inclusion.

Here are some guidelines:

  • Resources must be by and/or about women practitioners in direct realization, Buddhist, Hindu or Daoist traditions.
  • Resources on any relevant topic (autobiographies, biographies, scripture, teachings and teachers, kirtan, art, practice, ayurveda, etc.) and in any kind of media will be considered.
  • Resources must be about lives, paths or practices dedicated to Self-realization.
  • The following will not be included: illness/addiction recovery books, neo-tantra resources,  URLs of websites that are largely commercial, most websites that are platforms for individual teachers other than websites featuring major, recognized women teachers or women teachers in authentic lineages or traditions that I feel will be in keeping with the aims of the portal.

If you have been reading Living Tantra for a while, you know that I am very careful about what appears on the site. In keeping with this, replies will be moderated. I reserve the right not to post suggestions that are too far out of alignment with what has already been established here. However, the Yogini Resource Portal will include a wide range of materials.

That being said, I am looking forward to a rich and surprising field of offerings. My hope is that we will all discover something new and wonderful about practicing as a woman.

Please share your suggestions for the Yogini Resource Portal by clicking on the comment link at the bottom of this post.

In Ma’s love,


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4 Responses to “The Lives and Wisdom of Women Practitioners”

  1. Shambhavi Says:

    Please leave your suggestions for the Yogini Resource Portal. . . Thanks!

  2. Meshe Says:

    The ashram created by Sivananda Rhada, a beautiful, intense teacher/dancer/woman/slice of light =)

  3. Shambhavi Says:

    Yes, and Swami Radha’s autobiography, Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search, is one of my favorites.

  4. Meru Says:

    There is also the book “Women of Power and Grace”
    by Timothy Conway(which I happen to have) about
    9 woman saints (not all of them yoginis).

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