Transmission of the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis – VIRTUAL RETREAT
With Lama Tsultrim Allione
December 5, 2020
A Tara Mandala Virtual Retreat
Experience transformation through the power of the mandala—a universal map for inner and outer balance, wholeness, and practical awakening. During this virtual teaching, Lama Tsultrim Allione will give the transmission of the Mandala of the Wisdom Dakinis, a practice she developed to bring emotional transformation into alignment with the spiritual path. A template of wholeness, the mandala has as its basic structure the center and four directions, represented by five families of elements, colors, seed syllables, emotions, psychological types, and wisdoms.
The Wisdom Dakinis are female deities in Tantric Buddhism who embody profound wisdom and the empowered feminine. Lama Tsultrim writes, “They are luminous, subtle spiritual energy—the gatekeepers and guardians of unconditioned wisdom and sacred earth.” In Tibetan art, they are depicted naked, except for ornaments, and dancing—wild and powerful.
Lama Tsultrim will offer these teachings via Zoom on Saturday, December 5 from 11am to 2pm Mountain Time.
This offering stands alone and is a powerful complement for anyone who has attended our Wisdom Rising retreats or online courses on the Dakini Mandala. Though not required, receiving the transmission directly from Lama Tsultrim will empower your practice further.
Who Should Attend?
- This is open to everyone.
To prepare for this retreat, we encourage you to:
- Read Wisdom Rising by Lama Tsultrim Allione.
What is a Virtual Retreat?
Our Virtual Retreat is a Tara Mandala At-Home intensive retreat during which you will receive teachings, engage in guided practice, and connect with other participants through an easy-to-use online platform (Zoom). We encourage you to create a retreat environment during our days together, by setting aside a dedicated retreat space, removing yourself as much as possible from social media, and taking care of necessities with the mind of compassion in action.
This retreat is meant to be attended live, however the recording will be available for 7 days after the end of the retreat for additional viewing.
I registered for the original onsite retreat, what can I do?
If you have signed up for the onsite retreat at Tara Mandala, you can easily convert your registration to this new Virtual Retreat offering. Please connect with our Registrar to do this at email@example.com.
We’re asking our community to support Tara Mandala financially by considering our tiered-pricing model for our virtual retreats which we are launching in 2020 to support those in our community that cannot travel due to the pandemic. These are difficult times for everyone, and Tara Mandala is no exception. We encourage you to pay at the highest level within your capacity to support Tara Mandala, our staff, and our sangha. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!
$80 – Essential Level
Registration at this level helps Tara Mandala cover basic costs of holding this specific retreat, including compensating our teachers.
$98 – Luminous Level (includes a 20% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)
Registration at this level helps support basic costs of this retreat, and additionally supports our onsite staff at Tara Mandala during this year of uncertainty.
$108 – Mandala Level (includes a 30% discount for self-paced online courses valid for 3 months)
Registration at this level helps Tara Mandala cover basic costs for this retreat, supports staff, facilities maintenance and other critical operational needs onsite this year.
Any additional contribution to our Annual Fund will allow Tara Mandala Retreat Center to continue to be a year-round center, a repository for wisdom literature, a center for translation, a beacon for the feminine in Buddhism, an active dharma center with weekly dharma study and practice that provides refuge for deep practice and transformation. If you are able to provide a generous contribution beyond the prices listed above, you will also have the opportunity to do so in your registration and/or during the retreat.
Similarly, if you would like to offer Dana to the teachers leading this retreat, the information to do so will be provided during the virtual retreat sessions.
Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of Women of Wisdom, Feeding Your Demons, and Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as…
Learn more about Lama Tsultrim Allione