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Date & Time Details: Self-Paced Program

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Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine — Mandala Method Level I (Self-Paced Program)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

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“The mandala is a template or blueprint of wholeness. It has a center and four directions. Associated with each direction is a color, an element, an obstructed pattern and a wisdom. It is a way to understand yourself and also your world.” – Lama Tsultrim Allione

In this self-paced course Lama Tsultrim Allione will take you on a journey through the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis. You will be guided through the development of the feminine in Buddhism, the mandala principle, introduced to the fierce feminine of the dakinis (female deities in Tibetan Buddhism, embodying profound wisdom and the empowered feminine), the five Buddha families, and several transformative meditation practices. 

Each of the five Dakinis are associated with a difficult emotion such as depression, anger, arrogance, craving, or envy as well as a corresponding wisdom energy such as equanimity and discernment. This program teaches the Mandala of the Five Wisdom Dakinis, a practice that brings together sound, visualization, and meditation, and provides an inner map and skillful means to help us transform challenging emotions into their liberated wisdom. 

While the practices featured in Wisdom Rising are rooted in Tibetan Buddhism and provide an in-depth introduction to the sacred feminine in this tradition, they are applicable and enriching for students of all gender identities. For those interested in mindfulness, this work offers a path to a deeper and more embodied spiritual practice. For those long-immersed in Buddhism, it provides rich, new insights into familiar concepts and practice of the five Buddha families.

The course includes over 13 hours of teachings, guided meditations, worksheets, and much more.

This rich course is also Level I in the new Mandala Method Certification Program. This program guides individuals through deep work and practice with the mandala and certifies them to be able to use mandala work one-on-one with clients. For more information about the Mandala Method Certification Program, contact the Mandala Method coordinator through this Contact Form.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand how each of the five Dakini’s key ‘encumbered’ emotions and wisdom qualities are within each of us.
  • Identify which of the Dakini’s are related to your current emotional patterns, both positive and negative.
  • Practice the core ‘Mandala of the Five Dakinis’ meditation so you connect daily to their powerful transformative energy.
  • Learn additional special meditations that allow you to gain insights and wisdom from each Dakini.

Who Is This Course For? 

  • For both beginning and seasoned practitioners, the five Dakini Mandala practice is powerful and yet simple to learn.
  • This course is part of the Mandala Method Certification Program and fulfills the requirement for Level I. 
  • Completion of this program fulfills the requirement for Magyu practitioners.


  • Over 13 hours of on-demand video
  • 8 guided audio meditations
  • Guided practice session of the Mandala of Five Wisdom Dakinis
  • 5 Buddha Family Worksheets
  • Access on mobile, computer, and TV
  • Certificate of Completion


  • There are no prerequisites for this program. 

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Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lama Tsultrim Allione is the bestselling author of Women of Wisdom (1984), Feeding Your Demons (2008), and Wisdom Rising Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine (2018). Lama Tsultrim is the founder of Tara Mandala, a 700-acre retreat center with the three-story temple and library  dedicated to the divine…
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