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Programs

  • Commuting – $480.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Men's – $588.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Women's – $588.00
  • Prajna 3-Bed Female Dorm/Family Room – $648.00
  • Prajna Double – $870.00
  • Prajna Queen Shared-Bed – $1,050.00
  • Prajna Queen Single – $1,470.00

Date & Time Details: This retreat begins with a mandatory registration period from 2pm to 4pm on the first day and ends after lunch on the last day.

Location: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

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Wisdom Rising: Awakening the Empowered Feminine in Her Diverse Forms

With Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Karla Jackson-Brewer, Alejandra Siroka, M.A. and Ranjini George

May 3 - 8, 2019

You have engaged in mindfulness practices and enjoyed a deep level of self-connection, yet you find it challenging to apply your inner experiences on the cushion into the current daily expressions of divisiveness, bigotry and violence in our world. You may feel emotions ranging from anger and frustration to powerlessness and despair. How can your practice have an impact on social change?

There is an inner knowing that tells you you are needed at this time in history. It is true—you are needed in your divine feminine form as an agent of compassion, power, and clarity. You are needed as an awake being, who can integrate your spiritual practices into the important conversations and actions we need to have around issues of race, privilege, and oppression.

Through guided meditations, dharma talks, conscious communication inquiry, yoga, dance, and generative writing, you will awaken the enlightened and empowered feminine within you.

Come to this women’s retreat to

  • Embody the wisdom of the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis, a practice developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione. This is a core practice in the Wisdom Rising movement that Lama Tsultrim founded.
  • Find your authentic voice and expression to raise awareness and mindfulness to engage in healing conversations about shared power and acceptance.
  • Compassionately uncover and share your own experience of confronting authority, race, privilege, and oppression.
  • Transform obstacles to this process of empowerment and healing through Feeding Your Demons®.
  • Know yourself through the powerful practice of journaling and generative writing.
  • Unlock your creativity and learn ways of telling your authentic story.  
  • Develop strategies and an action plan to take this work into your life and the world.

Together, we can walk the world embodying our feminine power and stand up for equality, compassion, and understanding.

The Tibetan practice of Chöd will be offered as a healing ceremony. Listening to Chöd provides an opportunity for healing on a deep level. Those who know the Namkhai Norbu Chöd, please bring your practice materials.

Please bring comfortable clothes for movement practices and meditation.

This retreat is open to all who identify as women.

Suggested Dana: $240 – $300

Teachers

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton
Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Buddhist teacher and translator, studied Buddhism and Tibetan language at the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives in Dharamsala, India, founded by H.H. Dalai Lama. She later received her degree from UCSB’s religious studies department at which time she co-translated Sublime Dharma, A Compilation of Two…
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Karla Jackson-Brewer
Karla Jackson-Brewer, MS, Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher, has been practicing Chöd for 28 years and has assisted Lama Tsultrim on many Chöd retreats. Since 2013, she has taught Chöd with Lama Tsultrim and Lopon Chandra Easton. Karla is a founder of Sine Qua Non: Allies in Healing, an Integrative Therapy…
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Alejandra Siroka, M.A.
Alejandra Siroka is a truth seeker who has devoted her life to the study of language and communication. She believes that developing conscious skills with our language and communication is an essential spiritual practice in the path of awakening. Alejandra founded Language Alchemy™, a transformative process that allows individuals, couples…
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Ranjini George
Ranjini George Ranjini George holds a PhD in English (Northern Illinois University, USA), an MA in English (St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, India) and an MFA in Creative Writing (University of British Columbia, Canada). She was a Georges and Anne Bochardt Fiction Scholar (Sewannee Writers’ Conference) and received the Arnold…
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