Archive Course with Nina Rao & Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton
Experience transformation through the power of chanting to the goddess in her many forms and through meditation on the maṇḍala—a universal map for inner and outer balance, wholeness, and practical awakening.
Chandra and Nina share a deep interest in the complementary wisdom and devotional traditions of Tibet and India honoring the divine feminine. They will weave together mystical stories, visualizations, meditations, mantra repetition, and singing chants.
In the afternoon sessions, Lopön Chandra will guide you through a journey into the Maṇḍala of the Five Wisdom Ḍākinīs, a meditation practice developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione to bring emotional transformation into alignment with the spiritual path. A template of wholeness, the maṇḍala has as its basic structure the center and four directions, represented by five families of elements, colors, seed syllables, emotions, psychological types, and wisdoms. The Maṇḍala of the Five Wisdom Ḍākinīs offers a practical method of finding strength and clarity within while empowering you to become an effective change agent in the world.
In the evening sessions, Nina will share prayers to the goddess from the Chandi Path, japa (repetition of mantra), and kirtan invoking and opening to the Great Mother, Ma. Nina will weave stories from sacred text and of saints, music, and chanting into a meditative sound scape that will ease you into the evening feeling rested and replenished.
Program materials will be provided for you to download prior to the course and time will be set aside for questions & responses. No experience is required. A recording of the program will be available to registrants for replay.
Suggested Reading: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine by Lama Tsultrim Allione, Devi: The Devi Bhagavatam Retold by Ramesh Menon, and Chandi Path by Swami Satyananda Saraswati