. . . the Dakini is a compelling icon of untamed female freedom . . . releasing blockages in the energy field and melting frozen patterns so that the door of the mind is suddenly ajar and something new can enter. Vicki Noble
Full Moon Dakini Mandala Practice 2021
Women’s Sanctuary, In Her Name
The Dakini is the mysterious Sky Going Goddess of Tibetan Buddhism. In peaceful and wrathful emanations, she heals by transforming the poisons of aggression, greed, addiction, jealousy, self hate and delusion into the medicines of clarity, generosity, warm presence, spontaneous accomplishment and spacious accommodating presence. To use Rita Gross’ phrase, the Dakini is a powerful myth model for women. She is embodied, wild, compassionate, powerful and magical.
When I think about the times we’re living in, what we must meet, and ways to transform the poisons in ourselves and the culture, I always return to the Dakinis. This is an invitation to enter this Mandala (womb) each Full Moon on behalf of our own healing and that of all beings. It is a time of Refuge.
In this Mandala practice for Western non-Buddhist women, transmitted by Vicki Noble, we will call to the Dakinis, through invocations, chanting, and visualization and then we will take refuge in their presence.
We will also chant the mantras of the Black Dakini, Throma, who with fierce compassion dissolves our most deeply entrenched patterns of suffering and thus ways we cause suffering. If you have received transmission of the practice from me or Vicki then simply register and come to Earth Spirit Council House on any of the dates below.
We will begin with a brief sharing, the soul retrieval Dakini Mandala and end with the Throma mantras accompanied by drumming and then a silent meditation from 30-45 minutes. Bring something for the altar that you will take home with you. Also, the Dakinis and Spirits love altar offerings of flowers, stones, shells, tobacco, etc. etc.
Any woman who has received this practice is welcome, and if you have not, yet seek to sit among women in Holy space absorbing the practice, you are welcome. I am asking for Dona this year, a Buddhist practice where you offer what you can for each moon. Please rsvp ahead of time. No one is turned away for financial reasons. While we are still on zoom, and you’re not here to leave a donation, we’ll wait until we’re physically together again to donate Dona. If you want to send Dona, you can do that through PayPal, email@example.com
While the practice is open, I do need a core group of women who can commit to most Full Moons.
For information, or to register, call me at 860-874-9790 or send an email using the contact button above.
Blessings and A La La Ho! Maha Sukha Ho! (Great Bliss, Isn’t it Wonderful
Dates: January 28, February 27, March 26, April 26, May 26, June 24, August 22, September 20, October 20, November 19, December 18. 7-9 PM.