Vajravarahi: The Dance of the Red Dakini | Sherab (Shey) Khandro
'Compassion in its Wisdom display has many faces. The mystical qualities of the divine feminine are multi-faceted and layered with meaning. The wrathful aspect, Vajravarahi, reflects a fierce, fiery, passionate display of profound love. She will stop at nothing to free us from the bonds of our suffering. She is compassion in action; it’s very movement through the shadows of our mind.
She is part of a sisterhood of fiery red goddesses found in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Surrounded by flames, their intense presence is most often misunderstood. With the wisdom of the awakened, she appears in ecstatic dance. Boundless energy generated for the sake of all beings. Fangs bared, drigu (curved knife) held high she will nash, she will slash whatever binds you to your suffering. She will burn it, rip it, tear it, like a mother protecting her children, she dances tirelessly for the sake of us all. She is dakini.
An essential element in Tibetan Buddhist practice, Vajrasattva is best known for purifying any obstacles in our experience or any of the obscurations in our minds. Vajrasattva is a powerful support to the practitioner on the path to awakening."