The Great Mother of Wisdom: Shambhala Buddhist Teachings of the Sacred Feminine

with Iektje van Bolhuis

June 15th

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Room: Main Meditation Hall

Within our own being there is a dance of masculine and feminine energy that manifests in our minds, bodies, lives, society, and in the universe itself. We all have these energies within us, regardless of our gender identity. We can all perceive the dance and union of these energies in the phenomenal world through our senses--if we know what to look for.


In this class, we will explore some of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings on the feminine wisdom energy in her many manifestations. Through teachings, meditation, contemplation, and discussion we will be introduced to the Great Mother of Wisdom, not only through intellectual understanding but also through our own experience. We will journey from the ultimate realm of space to the earthly reality of our daily lives, and find Her presence within the many layers of our existence.


Iektje van Bolhuis has been a practitioner of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings for over thirty years and has been a member of the Austin community for the last twenty years. She is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Iektje is a clinical psychologist with a private psychotherapy practice. She lives with her husband, daughter, cat, bunny, chickens, and fish.