Yeshe Tsogyal

Yeshe Tsogyal is a famous devotional Yogini in Tibet. She is an emanation of Dorje Phagmo, Tara and other Buddha-Aspects. As a young woman, she was one of the Tibetan King Trisong Detsen's serving-women. He offered her as a "present" to his teacher Guru Rinpoche, a Dharma-offering for his empowernment. From then on was she became the main companion and pupil of Guru Rinpoche. She received nearly all of Guru Rinpoche's teachings. Through his practice he reached highest realization. Together with Guru Rinpoche they hid termas all over Tibet and elsewhere.

Yeshe Tsogyal was the first woman who obtained enlightenment in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.