Program Details

Yeshe Tsogyal & the Feminine Principle


with Catherine Neill
June 15 / 7:00 PM - June 15 / 9:00 PM

Join us on Saturday evening for a very special community gathering to celebrate the installation of our new Yeshe Tsogyal banner and to receive teachings on the feminine principle from Catherine Neill.


The evening begins at 7:00 - Potluck Celebration to follow - bring a dish and drink to share.


 


Yeshe Tsogyal is a key historical and spiritual figure of Tibetan Buddhism. She was the main student (and consort) of Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, who brought Buddhism to Tibet from India in the 8th century C.E.  She has long been considered the equal in realization to Padmasambhava; a female Buddha, and has come to represent the feminine principle in Shambhala centers worldwide.


 


Read more about Yeshe Tsogyal here


 


Men and woman alike are warmly invited to attend and celebrate the elevation of female energy, which represents space that accommodates all phenomena.  And with Ms. Neill providing the teachings on the feminine principle for context, this is a one-time community celebration you won't want to miss.


 


The luminous rays of a moonlit kiss fell upon my life
When Yeshe, knower of everything good,
Swayed and moved across this busy monarch
Who was only hoping to catch a glimpse of the half-glowing moon,
Mesmerized by its full beauty, I could not sleep,
Perpetually drawn in by the hook of delight,
I knew it was you...


 


-       Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, “Hook of Delight,” Snow Lions Delight, 3 Aug 2005

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