Yeshe Tsogyal was born a princess of Tibet in the year 777 C.E. She was born in the same way as the Buddha; a mantra sounded and her mother bore her painlessly.
Her clan name was Lady Kharchen but she is known as Yeshe Tsogyal, which means Wisdom Lake Queen, as when she was born, a nearby lake increased in size. They are the waters of enlightenment. She is also called “Mother of the Victorious Ones”, meaning the Buddhas, as well as “Lady of the Lotus-Born”. She is considered the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the ultimate wisdom needed for enlightenment.
While she was married to the Tibetan Emperor, she was also revered as the spiritual consort and disciple of the 8th century Tantric Master, Padmasambhava.
She isolated herself and, in solitude, she began to meditate. She lived through scorn, hunger, torment and rape, as she struggled to live in a male-dominated society. She was transformed by these hardships. She became a fully enlightened Buddha in the form of a woman.