A dakini (Sanskrit: "sky dancer") is a Tantric priestess of ancient India who "carried the souls of the dead to the sky". This Buddhist figure is particularly upheld in Tibetan Buddhism. The dakini is a female being of generally volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice.
King Trisong Deutsen. Tibetan King at the height of power is moved by Buddhist teachings to invite Shantarakshita and Padmasambhava to help establish Buddhism Tibet. This becomes a major project involving hundreds of foreign scholars and the training of Tibetan translators and monks. A backlash from jealous Bonpos was inevitable but the king's efforts insured the spread of the doctrine in Tibet.