A master teacher offers a fresh and faithful approach for invoking the power of the five dakinis--the fierce and loving goddesses of Tibetan Buddhism.
Female energy is on the rise. Courageous women everywhere are bursting through the seams of the patriarchy. Yet tearing down old barriers is not enough--how can we access the power of the feminine in a way that heals wounds and brings our world into balance? Lama Tsultrim Allione invites you to discover the five dakinis of Tibetan Buddhism, luminous "sky dancers" who carry the feminine's transformative gifts. With The Empowered Feminine, this bestselling author presents an in-depth learning course for creating profound change--to accelerate your spiritual growth and serve the needs of our planet.
A Practical Approach for Embracing Archetypal Feminine Forces
Lama Tsultrim begins by introducing you to the five dakinis, and explores how this tradition has evolved from the time of the Buddha into the modern age. Then she takes you step-by-step into the mandala of the five dakinis: a versatile framework for meditation, self-examination, connecting with nature, and healing. In ten audio sessions, you'll explore:
"A dakini is both compassionate and relentless, burning away the ego," says Lama Tsultrim. "Wherever we cling, she cuts; whatever we hide from ourselves, she reveals." Discover how you can bring the wisdom, grace, and fierceness of the dakinis into spiritual practice and everyday life with
The Empowered Feminine.
The history and practice of feminine energy in Buddhism
The energies of each dakini--and how to tell which dakini "family" you belong to
How to transform the "five poisons" of the ego into the "five medicines" of awakening
The Dakini Mandala--a template for returning to our innate wholeness
How the feminine can come into wise partnership with the masculine
The outer, inner, and secret dakini
In-depth practices for realizing the transformative power of the five dakini virtues
The Empowered Feminine: Meditating with the Dakini Mandala; Lama Tsultrim Allione; Sounds True; Audio CD; 9 hours, 9 minutes (9 CDs); $79.99
Lama Tsultrim Allione is an author, an internationally known Buddhist teacher, and the founder of Tara Mandala, a mountain retreat center on 700 acres south of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Lama Tsultrim was the first American woman to be ordained as a Tibetan nun by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa. At the age of 26, after four years as a nun, she returned her monastic vows, married, and raised three children. Lama Tsultrim earned a Master's degree in Buddhist Studies and Women's Studies from Antioch University. She is the author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict which connects the knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism with modern life. This national bestseller is based on Lama Tsultrim's pioneering five-step process that is used to nurture the parts of ourselves which we normally fight against.
For many years, Lama Tsultrim has focused on the teachings of Dzog Chen and the lineage of Machig Labdron, the 11th century Tibetan yogini who founded the Chod lineage. Lama Tsultrim's teachings arise from the blessings of her many wonderful Tibetan teachers, her 40 years of practice and dedication to the Buddhist teachings, and her experience as a Western woman and mother.