The dakinis are part of the tantric path. There are many dakinis: enlightened dakinis and those who are on the first to tenth bhumis. Vajrayogini is the greatest dakini and she is completely enlightened. Tara is also completely enlightened, but she manifests in order to benefit beings. So it’s important to know the different levels of dakinis. The dakinis are an aspect of wisdom. If there are some aspects of wisdom we don’t have, they can bring it to us.
Yumka – The Queen of Great Bliss, Yumka, is a dakini practice of the Three Roots of Longchen Nyingthik, the terma cycle reveled by Omniscient Jigme Lingpa. Yumka is practiced on Dakini Day in Namdroling and many other Nyingma monasteries and centers around the world. The central meditation visualization of the practice is on the wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, a consort of Guru Rinpoche and the Founding Mother of Tibetan Buddhism. Her Dharmakaya is primordial Buddha Samantabadhri, her Sambhogakaya is Vajravarahi and her Nirmanakaya is Tara. All female buddhas are manifestations of Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal. This sadhana (practice) is one of the most profound practices in the Longchen Nyingthik tradition. Beginning from refuge, it is grounded in the Dzogchen teachings. Because of this Jigme Lingpa himself, and other great lineage holders, wrote commentaries and practice guides on Yumka.