Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine by Lama Tsultrim Allione

“Dakinis offer a feminine model that is fierce, wise, spiritual, and embodied. They give us the energy of the undomesticated feminine; they are not meek or submissive. They are luminous, subtle spiritual energy, the gatekeepers and the guardians of the unconditioned wisdom and sacred earth. By practicing and entering the Mandala of the Five Dakinis, we stimulate this archetype within us and trigger the transformative energy of the feminine.

The female body, manifesting as the dakini, is a potential vehicle for enlightenment. The Mandala of the Five Dakinis has deep, profound roots that are timeless and inclusive. It is a practice that can help you meet the challenges of everyday life — when you feel scattered and pulled in many directions at once, when you need centering, when you have a decision to make, when you feel hopeless or stuck; by entering the mandala and meeting the dakinis within, you will access deep clarity and power.”

This book offers the personal work of Lama Tsultrim Allione that will help women (and anyone else interested) respond with greater wisdom and effectiveness to the distress, challenges, and chaos of our global reality. It is a guide for being better able to engage the world with our full, potent strength that is free of aggression, to tap into genuine unconditioned feminine power that is grounded in wholeness, and to invite a fresh partnership with the authentic masculine. The journey into the mandala (the symbolic perfection of the five wisdom energies—all-encompassing wisdom, mirror-like wisdom, wisdom of equanimity, wisdom of discernment, and all-accomplishing wisdom — which manifest in everything) gives birth to a renewed expression of the feminine that draws on ancient wisdom, but is tailored for this time and place.

From “Wisdom Rising” by Lama Tsultrim Allione