The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine

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The Tibetan Buddhist tradition carries exotic tales about fearless female “sky dancers” or dakinis who dance in limitless space and act as messengers, guides, and protectors. Discover how to engage these wild, impassioned expressions of feminine energy and their powers to transform unenlightened qualities into wisdom, peace, and illumination.
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Explore the Feminine Aspects of Enlightenment and Transformation
The Tibetan Buddhist tradition carries exotic tales about fearless female “sky dancers” or wisdom dakinis who dance in limitless space and act as messengers, guides, and protectors. These five Buddhist archetypes manifest the feminine wisdom energy that has been stripped from religions and cultures—energy that is so desperately needed in the world today.
During her quest for a spiritual practice that honored her challenges and concerns as a woman, Tsultrim Allione discovered Tibetan Buddhist Tantra in Nepal. There she learned of the mandala principle and the five dakinis—wild, impassioned, dancing expressions of feminine energy. These female images are sexual and spiritual, ecstatic and intelligent, wrathful and peaceful. Each has the power to transform unenlightened or “encumbered” qualities into wisdom.
Here, you will learn:

  • What empowered Buddhist women and leaders over time have brought to Buddhism
  • How the very energies that cause our suffering are, when the struggle is released, our innate wisdom
  • Why wisdom is not something imported—it is uncovered
  • The profound symbolic power of the forms, symbols, and accoutrements of the five dakinis, as they represent our own fierce feminine potential

Join Tsultrim Allione as she guides you through The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine, where you’ll be introduced to the five dakinis and their transformative powers through rich, image-filled sessions of contemplation. Discover what it means to embody each of these archetypes of enlightenment that bring peace and illumination to your life and to our world.

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Contents Digital Audio (6 hours, 15 minutes)
Product Code AF00708W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-187-0
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Lama Tsultrim Allione

About Lama Tsultrim Allione

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 Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan yogini who founded the Chöd 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.