(Online) Dakini Wisdom: Revealing the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

December 12 - 13, 2020

New Dates! Moved from October

The practice of meditation uncovers our fundamental wisdom, the intimate understanding of vastness at the heart of experience known as the feminine principle.  In the experience of all genders, this vastness arises as fearless wisdom symbolized by the dakini, the sky-dancing goddess of Tibetan Buddhism.  Through an exploration of the dakini, we may access our own vast wisdom beyond gender--and yet discover new meaning in our embodied, passionate lives as human beings.  This retreat explores the dakini's wisdom lessons through sitting practice, talks and guided meditations, and breakout discussion groups.

Talk I:  The Dakini in Tibetan Buddhism

Talk II:  Wisdom of Emptiness

Talk III:  Wisdom of Devastation

Talk IV:  Wisdom of Passion     


The online Zoom room opens at 8:45 a.m EASTERN TIME on Saturday, December 12th, for you to sign-in, check your connection, and do any necessary trouble-shooting of technical issues.

The program starts at 9:00am and goes until about 5pm on Saturday, with regular breaks. On Sunday the the program starts at 9am and ends around 4:30pm. Lunch break will be from 12 noon to 1:30pm Eastern Time each day.

Registration Deadline

Because of the nature and logistics of online programming — including ensuring that you have the proper links, materials and schedules — the deadline to register for this program is 48 hours before it begins.


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, recently retired as Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University, where she was a Founding Faculty. She is an Acharya (senior dharma teacher) in Shambhala International, and teaches meditation widely.  She is author of Dakini’s Warm Breath:  The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism (Shambhala) and editor, with Fran Grace, of Meditation and the Classroom:  Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (SUNY).

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