The greatest inspiration and rôle model for women and teacher for men, in terms of Tibetan Buddhism, is the enlightened yogini Yeshé Tsogyel (ye-shes mTsho-rGyal). Yeshé means ‘primordial wisdom’, and Tsogyel means ‘queen of the ocean-like quality of Mind’. She is the female Buddha of the Nyingma tradition. As a historical figure she is the mother of all Nyingma lineages. Yeshé Tsogyel, together with her incarnations and emanations, is an inspiration to women as a rôle model, and to men as a teacher.