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Dakini’s Warm Breath Weekthun, March 12 – 19, 2023

By Judith Simmer-Brown // During these challenging times, I’ve taken great inspiration from the dakini lore and practices.  Introduced to me decades ago by my root teacher, Chögyam Trungpa, I have found that they infuse my life with power and meaning when navigating obstacles, heartbreak, and fear.  Tibetan Buddhist lineages have transmitted dakini lore in stories long treasured in the tradition.  In this retreat, we will turn to these stories for inspiration and guidance in our practice. Awaken to the truth of things Dakinis represent the inner spirituality of the practitioner, especially our insightful discoveries in meditation.  Because we often forget or resist those discoveries, dakinis are said to appear in visionary form in dreams or transitions to awaken us to the truth of things.  Or they invisibly escort us in our inner journeys, bringing sanity and openness.  They also work in surprising and outrageous ways to cut our habitual patterns, embarrass our concepts, and expose our spiritual potential.  They communicate symbolically, intuitively, through our own wisdom-minds. One of the simple truths the dakinis show …