Friday, July 06, 2018

Om Tare TU Tare Ture Soha ...

Lama Tsultrim Allione "My search for models or inspiring examples in the lives of other women and in the iconography of Buddhism came out of a personal need - it was not an intellectual need, it was a heartfelt longing for the stories of women, for images and inspiration for myself as a woman practitioner. In the Tibetan tradition we have a great wealth of female images and female deities such as Tara. And then we have the Dakini principle - wild, dancing, and at times fierce and wrathful female figures - which I found particularly inspiring, because it wasn’t a sort of monochromatic approach to the feminine. The wrathful feminine, the peaceful feminine, the erotic and yet spiritual feminine - Tibetan Buddhism offers all of that within the primary overarching interpretation of the feminine as representing wisdom." ... pic thanks to Lama Tsultrim Allione with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo at her DGL Nunnery, India 2011