A dakini (Sanskrit: "sky dancer") is a Tantric priestess of ancient India who "carried the souls of the dead to the sky". This Buddhist figure is particularly upheld in Tibetan Buddhism. The dakini is a female being of generally volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice.
Beautiful painting over the door to the Temple of sacred Vajra Yogini…She is in Her ‘flying over suffering and samsara’ form…..Vajra Yogini has been worshipped throughout Nepal for nearly a thousand years now….She blesses all those who wish to use their passions, attachments, and desires to benefit others. She teaches us to use the delusions on the path to full liberation which is appropriate for Kali Yuga, the age of materialism.
Sacred Vajra Yogini in the ‘Flying Over Samsara’ stance within the sacred Mahabodhi Temple in Patan, Nepal. They usually do not let you take photos, but our group obtained special permission from the caretaker. Maybe because our group has powerful connection to Vajra Yogini and by the power of this affinity, the rules were relaxed to snap this sacred photo.
#ArtCrush Rora Blue's new series Handle With Care is an exploration into modern day sexist language and the pressure of stereotypical gender roles. The inventive series aims to take back the language that so often tries to pigeonhole women. #feminism #art
"This incredible series of photographs features “morbid depictions of common beauty rituals” of women. Created by artist Jessica Ledwich, each photo is just as bizarre as the next, showing just what women have gone through in their beauty practices that are quite “monstrous”. Ledwich says her project explores the fact that throughout “history, the bodies of women have been represented as a threatening form of sexuality”."