Episode No. 2: Death, Patriarchy, and Sexual Identity with Lama Tsultrim Allione

Following this in-depth contemplation is an informative Q&A, with Lama addressing questions about preparing for the moment of death, about the experience of patriarchal leadership, and about sexual orientation from the Buddhist perspective.

Topics Discussed:

  • Meditation practice as preparation for death
  • Experiencing reality as it really is during the moment after death
  • Creating an “etheric web” through practicing bodhichitta
  • Answering audience questions on preparing for death, recognizing the moment of liberation, and relationships
  •  Limitations of traditional teachings imposed by society at the time they were written
  • Understanding that we are not just our physical bodies but also have a mind and awareness beyond physical existence
  • The possibility of other dimensions beyond our human dimension

About 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). Over 55 years of practice as a monastic and a laywoman, Lama Tsultrim has fully embraced the arc of Buddhism coming to the West as well as fully embracing her experience as a woman emerging from a patriarchal structure into a — of empowerment and agency.  She founded the first Western Buddhist center dedicated to the Sacred Feminine in the Buddhist tradition, and leads several long term practice paths including, Magyu, the mother lineage.  She emphasizes the need for emotional development to accompany spiritual practice, leading a vibrant international community with over forty groups around the world. 

Guided Meditation and Teaching: “Introduction to the Heart Sutra” with Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim offers an introduction to the Heart Sutra, the most famous of all Mahāyāna sutras, presenting its historical background and exploring its relationship to Western science and delves into a guided meditation on emptiness and awakening.

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