December 20 2011 Buddhism Newsletter
Although I usually wait until I have two new articles posted before sending a newsletter, this time around I wanted to get this out now, because I am offering a giveaway on my personal blog corresponding to my current article that some of you may be interested in.
My article this week is a review of Lama Tsultrim Allione's 5-CD Audio Course The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine. Despite the name, this is not a course just for women. Instead it is an excellent introduction to Tantra and dakini-based practice by one of the premiere women teachers of today. The practice revolves around transforming energies we may perceive as negative in ourselves - anger, greed, ignorance, laziness, etc. - into enlightened expressions of clarity, generosity, compassion, and selfless service. Here is my review:
On my personal blog I am currently doing a giveaway of three different offerings from women spiritual teachers, including this one, and thought some of you might be interested in entering. To do so, just click through below and leave a comment (you will not be auto-subscribed or anything like that, and your email won't be used for anything else):
Also, feel free to chime in on the subject of working with difficult emotions in the BellaOnline Buddhism forum:
I will still be posting on the Heart Sutra as promised before the year is out. In the meantime, have a wonderful Solstice and/or Holiday season if you celebrate any of the upcoming ones.
Lisa Erickson, Buddhism Editor
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