Yeshe Tsogyal* is the founding Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, foremost
female master of Tibetan Tantra. She was an eighth century Tibetan
princess who became the tantric consort of Guru Padmasambhava. Her
miraculous life story describes the ideal path of a yogini (a female
practitioner) , providing a blueprint for every woman who aspires
In the Mother Essence Lineage, Yeshe Tsogyal and her incarnations
and emanations are of primary importance, because she is the Mother
of Vision, and therefore the Mother of non-dual experience.
Although Yeshe Tsogyal is often referred to as Guru Rinpoche's
consort, the two are in fact simultaneous manifestations of the
integrated principles of skillful means and sublime knowing.
Tsogyel, Princess of Karchen
Dancer: The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel”
by Keith Dowman