Feb 16

Wisdom Rising – Colorful Expressions Of Our Inner Being

“With the mandala practice, and in life, we travel a cycle of development …” ~ Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer

Lama Tsultrim’s Wisdom Rising mandala practices are wonderful opportunities to dive into the shapes and colors of who we are. We invite you to discover this, through the Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Union of the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine Virtual Retreat on March 14 – 20. Please also browse below, our other upcoming Wisdom Rising offerings.

In this video below, Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer describes how the mandala illuminates our being.

The image of “masculine” and “feminine” joined in union – Yab Yum – is central to Tantric Buddhism. In the Yab Yum mandala, these energies come to life in all their dynamic colorful expressions. This is truly where the energetic level of our being is explored and embodied. It also places us directly in the heart of Tantric practice, which is to experience the continuity of awareness, or luminosity. As Karla says: “we try on a different shirt, turn the shirt inside out, and we have a new shirt.” Read more about this Virtual Retreat below.

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Union of the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine

With Magyu Dorje Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam and Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen • March 14 – 20

In this retreat you will receive the transmission for and learn the Yab Yum Mandala practice developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione. The Yab Yum represents our inherent wholeness which holds all dualities in a dynamic totality … Read more »

Journey into the Dakini Mandala: Meditation and Writing – Online Course

With Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer and Ranjini George • May 5 – June 16

In this seven-week online course, we work with the dakini, the Tibetan Buddhist feminine principle that helps free up our blocked energy. We will combine this work with creative writing, learning ways in structuring our own narrative, and giving a voice to the experience of awareness. Supported by Lama Tsultrim’s Five Dakini Mandala meditation, we will develop confidence and trust to tell the story that we long to tell … Read more »

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Sacred Masculine

With Lopön Pieter Oosthuizen and Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer • July 13 – 19

Buddhism sees the enlightened masculine as the capacity to act skillfully and with wise compassion. These are capacities that must be nurtured by all of us, regardless of our gender identity. This retreat offers a practical method to awaken the enlightened masculine so that we are “in-powered” to become skillful and effective change agents in the world … Read more »


Tara Mandala is happy to offer Wisdom Rising virtual transmission events with Lama Tsultrim Allione. These are opportunities to deepen your connection with the mandala practices that are learned and developed in the retreats listed above, while also connecting with Lama Tsultrim through receiving direct transmission.

Upcoming Wisdom Rising Transmissions:

We look forward to hosting you for these Wisdom Rising events, revealing the brilliant colors of our true nature.

~With Blessings,

Tara Mandala

Header photo by Bodhi Stroupe, of ‘Saraswasti’ ceiling mandala artwork, by Lama Gyurme.
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