New York Sangha
"Confess your hidden faults.
Approach what you find repulsive.
Help those you think you cannot help.
Anything you are attached to, give that.
Go to the places that scare you."
We are a satellite sangha of Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, established by Lama Tsultrim Allione. We meet on a regular basis to practice Dakini Mandala, Chod, Tsok, and other practices. Our lineage is based on the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Machig Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan yogini who established the lineage of Chöd.
Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
Drawing on her experience as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, turned mother, who became a best-selling author and world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Lama Tsultrim Allione offers a guide to access a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine: the fierce wise Dakini, whose juicy potency is needed to meet the gale force winds of the current world situation. This is a dynamic spiritual model based on 1000-year-old tradition coming from Tibet. Through the Dakini Mandala, a universal template of wholeness, each of the five Dakinis transforms an emotional pattern into wisdom, giving us a practical method that enables us to find strength and wholeness within, empowering us to become effective agents of transformation and wisdom in our world.
This book offers the personal work that will help women (and anyone else interested) respond with greater wisdom and effectiveness to the distress, challenges, and chaos of our global reality. It is a guide to being better able to engage the world with our full potent strength that is free of aggression, to tap into genuine unconditioned feminine power that is grounded in wholeness, and to invite a fresh partnership with the authentic masculine. The journey into the mandala gives birth to a renewed expression of the feminine that draws on ancient wisdom but is tailored for this time and place.
“We will see that the female body, manifesting as the dakini, is a potential vehicle for enlightenment. The Mandala of the Five Dakinis is a doorway with deep, profound roots that are timeless and inclusive. It is a practice that can help you meet the challenges of everyday life—when you feel scattered and pulled in many directions at once, when you need centering, when you have a decision to make, when you feel hopeless or stuck—by entering the mandala and meeting the dakinis within, you will access deep clarity and power.”
~ Lama Tsultrim Allione."