The Lion-faced Dakini


Sengdongma, the Lion-faced Dakini is a female Dharma Protector regarded as a wrathful  emanation of Guru Rinpoche / Padmasambhava.

Sengdongma’s practice is crucially important for our well-being in these difficult times. She is excellent for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind, including spirit disturbances and black magic.

Sengdongma has one face and two arms, and her body is dark blue in colour. Her wrathful lion face is white and slightly turned to the right.

Her right hand holds aloft a ritual chopper and her left holds a white skullcup filled with blood to her heart. She carries a khatvanga staff in the crook of her left hand.

She is adorned with a tiara of five skulls, bone ornaments, a necklace of fifty freshly severed heads and wears a tiger skin skirt. She stands on her left leg with her right leg drawn up in a dancing posture in the middle of a blazing fire of pristine awareness.

Her ferocity and her quick, intense, vibrant energy will counter any negative conditions, sicknesses and misfortune befalling us. Therefore, she provides very powerful and effective protection against harm or magic that has been sent specifically to us.

Her practice is also excellent for destroying obstacles to Dharma practice so that they never disturb the tantric practitioner’s health, wellness or spiritual progress.

Her spiritual energy in the form of sound that helps to transform the mind (Mantra):