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Wisdom Rising Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine

For women at all levels.

“We will see that the female body, manifesting as the dakini, is a potential vehicle for enlightenment. The Mandala of the Five Dakinis is a doorway with 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—by entering the mandala and meeting the dakinis, you will access deep clarity and power.”
—from Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine

Calling all women for this life-changing meditation retreat and celebration of the Empowered Feminine. Come transform through the power of the mandala, a universal map for inner and outer balance, wholeness, and practical awakening.

Drawing on her experience as a Tibetan Buddhist nun turned mother, who became a best-selling author and world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Lama Tsultrim Allione offers a guide to access a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine: the fierce wise Dakini—whose potency is needed to meet the gale force winds of the current world situation—a dynamic spiritual model based on a 1,000-year-old Tibetan tradition. Through the Mandala of the Five Dakinis—a universal template of wholeness—emotional patterns are transformed into wisdom, giving us a practical method that enables us to find strength and wholeness within, while empowering us to become effective agents of transformation in our world.

Pioneering global Prana Vinyasa teacher Shiva Rea shares Mandala Yoga as a complementary movement meditation. These accessible yet profound meditation and movement practices empower all women to embody the healing power of the mandala in their body and daily life in service to the world.

In this juicy weekend for women, you

  • Receive Lama Tsultrim’s transmission of the Mandala of Five Wisdom Dakinis, midwives of the wild and wise feminine
  • Learn to transform core emotional patterns affecting women today—anxiety, anger, inadequacy, depression, grasping, and compulsive doing—into living wisdom
  • Experience Mandala Yoga with Shiva Rea, an all-levels movement meditation that combines healing prostrations, prana vinyasa, visualization, seed syllables, mudra, and inner process
  • Regenerate through daily guided relaxation and women’s circles
  • Enjoy a special Friday night Yoga Trance Dance and celebrate in a special evening concert with Krishna Das, dedicated to the Empowered Feminine
  • Explore optional morning sessions of Prana Mandala Vinyasa led by Shiva Rea
  • Have an opportunity to have Lama Tsultrim’s new book Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine signed by the author.

Leave rejuvenated, with the practical guidance you need to activate all aspects of your being, from your body to your creative life and spiritual realization, and continue with programs at Tara Mandala and Prana Vinyasa Online.

Note Tuition includes tickets for the Krishna Das concert. Lama Tsultrim’s book is forthcoming in May 2018 and is available for pre-order. It will also be on sale in the Kripalu Shop during the program. Advanced praise for the book.

Special Evening Event
Kirtan with Krishna Das
Saturday, May 12, 8:00 pm
Free for program participants; $35 for in-house guests; no general public tickets available. Note Advance tickets are not available; tickets go on sale the morning of the concert.

Special Savings!
Take Circular Power: Chakra Mandala Vinyasa May 6–10, 2018 with Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine May 10–13, 2018 and save $82.50; please call to register.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Women Only
Program Theme


Lama Tsultrim Allione, MA, spent years as a monastic in the Himalayas, the first American nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

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Shiva Rea, MA, a global Prana Vinyasa teacher, activist, and innovator in the evolution of vinyasa yoga, is founder of Prana Vinyasa and the Samudra Global School for Living Yoga.

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Krishna Das, yoga’s “rock star,” has taken call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming the best-selling Western chant artist of all time.

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