Author, Mindfulness Instructor and Religious Studies Scholar
Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the
Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West
An Audio Interview and Book Giveaway
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MLAG is thrilled to present Michaela Haas as our guest mentor for May. Michaela is an international reporter and consultant who combines her experience in media with mindfulness training. With a PhD in Asian Studies, she is currently a visiting scholar in Religious Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. She has been studying and practicing Buddhism for almost twenty years.
In her new book, Dakini Power, Michaela profiles and interviews twelve amazing contemporary women teachers in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Some, such as Pema Chodron, are bestselling authors who attract crowds of thousands when they speak around the world. Others, such as Dagmola Kusho Sakya, are less well-known but have powerful stories to tell; Dagmola, for example, was the first Tibetan woman to immigrate to the United States. All share insights from their lives and spiritual journeys that you are sure to find both fascinating and inspiring. A ‘dakini’ in Tibetan Buddhism represents the feminine principle of enlightenment, and each woman featured embodies dakini power in her own unique way.
MLAG Columnist Lisa Erickson spoke to Michaela about the dakini principle, her experiences with these women, and what we each can learn from them.
In this 25 minute podcast, Michaela shares:
· Her experiences in India and Bhutan with the Tibetan people
· What is ‘dakini power’?
· Meditation in every breath
· The feminine principle in Buddhism
· How East-West contact is changing both cultures
· Excerpts from the life stories of:
o Bestselling author Pema Chodron
o Tenzin Palmo, the most senior Western-born Tibetan Buddhist nun alive
o Dagmola Kusho Sakya, first Tibetan woman to immigrate to the United States
o …and more
Learn more about Dakini Power at Shambhala Publications.
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