Date(s) - May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Embracing the Feminine on the Path of Awakening
With Tergar Instructor Antonia Sumbundu
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Did you ever wonder about that intuitive voice that seems so ungraspable, or did you have times when you just wanted to break free from your conceptual mind? These are times when you are coming in contact with aspects of the feminine. Although elusive and easy to overlook, the world longs for these qualities. They are a necessary part of the process of awakening.
While the teachings of the Buddha ultimately lead us to transcend gender identities, understanding the attributes of feminine and masculine help us to embrace all aspects of our being.
Mingyur Rinpoche teaches that wisdom and skillful means are like two wings of a bird. Wisdom, the spacious and ungraspable qualities of the nature of mind, is conceptualized as the feminine. The masculine is expressed in the principle of skillful means, the compassionate actions that engage us with the world. When these qualities are in balance, we can transcend the world of duality and move toward awakening.
During this weekend workshop, we will inquire as to how the often-elusive qualities of the feminine can be brought to the forefront of our experience. We’ll learn to work with belief systems that can inhibit these qualities and explore Tibetan Buddhist teachings that nurture the authentic expression of our feminine attributes.
This workshop is open to people of any gender and is designed to help each of us discover and understand more fully the feminine aspects of our own experience. We will undertake this exploration in the context of meditation practice and waking up to our inherent goodness. We will use dialogue, writing, drawing, archetypes, meditation, storytelling, and celebrating the lives of enlightened women, all as a means of coming closer to our feminine qualities.
Come ready for some exploration!
Antonia Sumbundu was first inspired to become a meditator after seeing a segment from The Lion’s Roar, a film about the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, but it was in 1988 after attending a talk by the Dalai Lama that she began practicing formally. Antonia’s first Buddhist teacher was the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. Following his death in 1992, she studied with a variety of teachers, including Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Chokling Rinpoche, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. In 2002 she met Mingyur Rinpoche, and began to receive teachings from him. Read more…
Friday, May 24: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26: 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 57
Please note that the maximum number of participants is 15.
Base fee: €150
Discounted fee: €120
Sponsor fee: €180
The sponsor fee helps us to be able to provide the discounted fee for those with financial difficulties. Thank you for your support!
Contact and registration:
De Achter-ruimte, Amsterdam , Netherlands