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Wisdom rising: journey into the mandala of the empowered feminine
Allione, Lama Tsultrim, author.
First Enliven books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Enliven Books, 2018.
Physical Description:
x, 356 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine, the tantric dakinis. Ordained as one of the first American Buddhist nuns and recognized as an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim has a unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment. In Wisdom Rising, she shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of knowledge as one of the preeminent teachers of the mandala of the five dakinis. Dakinis are a type of Buddhist female spirit comprised of five families, each with a set of unique qualities, as well as an encumbered pattern or emotional block that gets in the way of your true brilliance: Buddha dakiniignorance to the all-encompassing wisdom; Vajra dakinianger to the mirror-like wisdom; Ratna dakinipride to the wisdom of equanimity; Padma dakinicraving to the wisdom of discernment; Karma dakinienvy to the all-accomplishing wisdom. As a Buddhist nun, Lama Tsultrim yearned to become a mother, ultimately renouncing her vows so she could marry and have a child. When she subsequently lost her first child to SIDS, she was overcome with grief and unsure of where to turn for guidance. She once against found courage through Buddhist female role models and meditations, and, using the mandala of the dakinis, she transformed her pain into faith. Tantric Buddhism developed the mandala as a mediational tool for transformation, a map for integration and wholeness. And through the mandala of the five dakinis, we learn how to embrace the fierce feminine energy of the dakinis. Rather than trying to remove or repress their patterns in our lives, you will instead discover how to transform them into wisdom through meditation, sound, visualization, and other practices. Both practical and inspiring, Wisdom Rising guides you to explore an ancient yet accessible path to enlightenment.

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