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We are all held within and hold within us the feminine principle. Whether our bodies are female or male by birth, whether we identify with one or the other gender, or both or neither, we all have the wisdom and kindness of the feminine principle.

In 1975, Chogyam Trungpa gave a groundbreaking seminar on “The Feminine Principle.” Based on one classic verse in praise of Prajna-paramita, the mother of all the Buddhas, he skillfully brought out many questions we are facing today, about our fundamental wisdom and kindness.

In these rapidly moving, shape-shifting times where so many of our common dualities are being questioned and challenged, we can all tune into the feminine principle within us, beyond any bias or partiality.

Through listening to these four short and provocative talks, and reading the book that came from them, we will contemplate and discuss this together.

Main Resource:

The Feminine Principle section in GLIMPSES OF THE PROFOUND from Shambhala Publications, and also available in THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CTR, VOL. 6.

Participants will receive a coupon code for 40% off Glimspes of the Profound from Shambhala Publications. Please see the forum for the discount code. The forum is accessible to all participants.

About the Instructors

Pamela Bothwell first encountered the dharma at Tail of the Tiger (Karme Chöling Buddhist Contemplative Center) in 1973, and has been a direct student of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin, and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche ever since. She has served in many roles in Shambhala, including meditation instructor, teacher, Head of Practice and Study, and Shastri. A retired attorney, Pamela is the mother of three adult children, and is the best friend of a mutt named Buttercup.

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