The Mandala of the 5 Wisdom Dakinis
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About The Event
Join Karla Jackson-Brewer, Authorized Teacher, of the Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center, as we explore the concept of the Mandala Principle, and the expression of the Empowered Feminine in Vajrayana Buddhism. In this retreat you will be introduced to the five Wisdom Dakinis. Dakinis are female wisdom beings. They represent our ability to give birth to, embody and live our full range of potential. The term Dakini is Sanskrit. The Tibetan equivalent Khandro means “one who moves through space”.
Each of these Wisdom families has an obstructed emotional expression and a wisdom expression. We will identify how our own obstructed, negative patterns of confusion, anger, pride, craving, and envy manifest in our daily lives and then have an opportunity to transform them into their corresponding wisdom expression. By connecting with the Dakinis in a meditative practice, you will learn how these energies are a resource in your everyday life and experience their support of your development as a spiritual being. The retreat will involve guided meditation, sound, and movement. The retreat culminates with the transmission of the 5 Wisdom Dakini Mandala practice, as developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione, founder of Tara Mandala Retreat Center, Pagosa Springs, CO.
Karla Jackson-Brewer, MS has been a student of Lama Tsultrim Allione for 30 years. She is a Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher, and has traveled with Lama Tsultrim on Pilgrimage to Tibet & Bali. Karla has been practicing Chöd for 29 years, and in October 2012, she received the Chöd Empowerment from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje.. For the past 4 years she has taught and assisted Lama Tsultrim in offering The Mandala of the 5 Wisdom Dakinis Practice. She is a founder of Sine Qua Non: Allies in Healing, an Integrative Therapy Practice in New York City. She is an adjunct Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and the Africana Studies Department at Rutgers, The State University.