Dakini's Passion: The Face of Vajrayogini

Four Video Lessons with Tiffani Gyatso

Recordings will be available for one year from date of purchase.

  • $80.00

    Four Sessions (The Face of Vajrayogini)


Complete Three Course Series (September 16th - December 9th)

The Faces of Tara, Vajrayogini, and Simhamukha (12 Classes)

About the Course

The images of enlightened beings in Tibetan Buddhism are as rich as our own imagination can go. All images exist with our own minds and if we focus on them, as if we were looking for a long period of time at the mirror, our perception shifts. If we practice such contemplation with the right effort and motivation, it can be a path for liberation.

Vajrayogini is a semi-wrathful dakini, who is also a Yidam, or a meditational image. Her body is red magnetising beings to her enlighten activity like the flame attracts the month. In her fire we can experience deep transformation facing specially our attachments and desires. Passion is a powerful energy and she teaches how to keep it, enhance and point it to true liberation. Turning poison in the antidote. 

Vajrayogini has the power to defeat all negative forces and demonic beings, assuming that their true self is empty. This applies in particular to the destructive emotions such as anger, hatred, greed, selfishness, attachment, and ignorance.


We will practice mantra and meditation and learn about the symbols of Vajrayogini's image. We will then initiate the proportional lines of the face with pencil, a ruler and paper.


After mantra and meditation we will draw first lines of her sky-turned head and her fully opened eyes and mouth as well as the details of her crown and hair


After mantra and meditation we will finalize the drawing of Vajrayogini's face to prepare for the coloring.


We will color the drawing with pencils and bless it with intentions.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Course Schedule and Basic Information

    • Online Classroom Etiquette and Technical Requirements


    • Art Materials Required for this Course

    • Navigating this Learning Platform

    • Join the Tibetan Thangka Art Community

  • 2


    • Daily Thangka Prayers

    • Vajrayogini Drawing (Please Print)

    • The Art of Nirvana: Introduction to Tibetan Thangka Art with Tiffani Gyatso

    • Mothers of Liberation: Introduction with Tiffani Gyatso

  • 3



    • Class One

    • Class Two

    • Class Three

    • Class Four

The Faces of Liberation: Drawing and Coloring the Female Buddhas of the Tantric Tradition

Three part course bundle: Tara, Vajrayogini, and Simhamukha (12 classes)


Tiffani Gyatso

Tiffani Gyatso is an artist from Brazil who focused her studies on the sacred expressions of art from different cultures. She specialized in traditional Tibetan Thangka painting, which she learned in India at the Norbulingka Institute from the years 2003-2006 and later furthered her studies at the Prince School of Traditional Arts in London where she studied sacred Geometry of the Middle East. Today she runs her own art retreat center at the Atelier YabYum at the mountains of Brazil and guides art groups to India and Nepal.