Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine MP3 | Lama Tsultrim Allione
Awaken the Wisdom Energies of the Five Dakinis
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 dakinis manifest the feminine wisdom energy that has been stripped from religions and cultures--energy that is so desperately needed in the world today. Let Tsultrim Allione take you on a journey through The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine, where you will learn how to embody the sacred energy of the five dakinis to bring strength, power, and transformation to your life.
A Long Search Brings Femininity Home to Buddhism
Allione's quest began in the late 1960's when she was looking for a spiritual practice that honored her challenges and concerns as a woman. Her search took her to Nepal, where she discovered Tibetan Buddhist Tantra and learned of the mandala principle and the five dakinis--wild, impassioned, dancing expressions of feminine energy. In Buddhist Tantra, she encountered female images that are sexual and spiritual, ecstatic and intelligent, wrathful and peaceful. Each has the power to transform unenlightened or "encumbered" qualities into wisdom. For example, the Vajra ("diamond") dakini transforms anger into the mirrorlike wisdom of open emptiness, while the Ratna ("jewel") dakini transforms pride into the wisdom of equanimity. Through the five dakinis, we learn that the very energies that cause our suffering are, when the struggle is released, our innate wisdom. We discover that wisdom is not something imported--it is uncovered.
The Five Dakinis: Embodiment Through Meditation
The forms, symbols, and accoutrements of the five dakinis have profound symbolic power, as they represent our own fierce feminine potential. Join Allione, one of the first American women to be ordained as a Buddhist nun over thirty years ago, as she guides you into The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine, where you can meet the five dakinis and experience their transformative powers. Through ten rich, image-filled sessions of meditations and visualizations, you will learn to embody each of these archetypes of enlightenment that brings peace and illumination to your life and to our world.
5 CD set; 6.25 hrs.
Downloadable MP3 405 MB
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