5-Week Online Series

Subtle Body Training - Dakini Series II

HEROINES IN DARK TIMES

Female Body and

the Spiritual Journey

ALL GENDERS WELCOME! 

OPEN TO ALL LEVELS OF PHYSICAL ABILITY

Starting Sat., January 8th, 2022, 2 - 3:30 pm, Pacific Time 

Registration is required in advance

to receive an invitation with a Zoom link.

Explore the tender and ambivalent relationship between the female body and spiritual journey in this Dakini Series II! We will connect intimately with historical heroines from the Indian and Tibetan traditions. Imbued with courage and resilience, they demonstrated what’s possible. These ‘awakened’ or wisdom dakinis, dakinis of timeless awareness (yeshe khandro), woke up in their lifetime by facing tremendous challenges and transforming them into wisdom with their very female body. 

How can contemporary practitioners gain wisdom and spiritual identity from these heroines of the past? Inspired by their human life stories, their spiritual yearning, and their final awakening, we will explore how we can reconnect our body and spirituality and become HEROS and HEROINES IN DARK TIMES ourselves. Through this ancient dakini wisdom and its display of enlightened qualities of the deep feminine aspect in all of us (regardless of gender), these heroines will guide us to realize these qualities in ourselves. They will show us the way to engage in the world and whatever circumstances arise, with a transformational paradigm that does not necessarily follow old habitual models of autonomy and hierarchy in the culture around us.

This exploration will be experiential, intimate and direct, connecting our subtle, feeling, energetic body in the form of stillness, movements, singing and exercises. This integrated training is called Subtle Body Training, a transformative spiritual journey based on advanced Tantric theory that weaves together tantric techniques of subtle body-oriented practices, chanting, meditation, and breathing practices. 

Whether you are just embarking on the path of Buddhist Tantric practice, yoga, or have been studying and teaching for years, we invite you to join us for this unique and potent exploration of dakinis. This series could lead you to a unique and evolutionary home study experience resulting in genuine transformation.

 

Below, you can read about what students say about Dakini's Whisper Subtle Body Training.

 

COST

5-Week Series: Members $75, Non-Members$95

Single "Drop-In" Class: $20

 

REGISTRATION

This class is open to all levels of physical ability. However, please notify us if there is any specific physical or mental condition we may need to be aware of. For those who might like to try out a session, we are offering a "drop-in" option. 

 

Please register in advance by completing the form below and submitting the corresponding payment. You will receive a Zoom Meeting invitation in advance.


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SCHEDULE
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Week 1

Yeshe Tsogyal (757–817CE)

QUEEN OF BLISS

 

“Enlightenment arises from within the body, or 

it does not arise at all. 

Unless the body is realized as a perfect vessel for liberation, 

freedom from conditioned existence remains only an imaginary dream.”

Her Story

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Week 2

Sukhasiddhi (10th or 11th century)

LADY OF NON-CONCEPTS

 "The sky is empty, nonconceptual. 

Cut the root of this conceptual mind. 

Cut the root, and relax."

Her Story

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Week 3

Machik Labdron (1055-1149)

SOLO MOTHER OF LUMINOSITY

"Where is the best place? 

Not clinging to a place or location

is the best place."

Her Story

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Week 4

Nangsa Obum (11th century)

LADY OF DEATH-RETURNER

“My Beautiful Face, 

the Enemy of Dharma Practice”

Her Story

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Week 5

Shukseb Jetsun Choying Zangmo (1853/1865-1953)

GREAT WOMAN TEACHER OF TIBET

"Those who really want the dharma to grow

within themselves and to grow for others 

should never fear hard work, timing, difficulties, struggles, …”

Her Story