Five Wisdoms: Understanding the Feminine and Masculine of Who We Are

with Irini Rockwell

February 21st—February 23rd

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  • $200 Program Price
  • $220 Patron Price
  • Pay what you can afford (write in the amount ; suggested minimum $100 ; nobody turned away for lack of funds)
Room: Meditation Hall

About the Program
Welcome to the Dynamic Play of the Five Wisdoms Mandala!
The feminine and masculine manifest in every aspect of human experience: personal, relational, and societal. Habitually we see them as oppositional. With the ultimate skillful means of the Five Wisdoms mandala, we could heal this fragmentation and
welcome the rich mix of energies in and around us.

4 Slogans
1. See both the feminine and masculine within yourself
2. See society as a dynamic mandala transcending duality
3. See everything as just energy—constricted or flowing, predictable or surprising
4. Learn to lean into the powerful energy of the constriction to see the wisdom

This program engages us in the immediate experience of our embodied energy and the dynamic energies of our world. We will practice the Five Wisdom postures and do experiential practices individually, in couples, and with the group. In a community of trust and kindness, we can come into our wisdom.

Watch Irini Rockwell talks about the Five Wisdom Energies in this video.


6:00Check - in
 Discussion: Feminine and Masculine in Everyday Life
Experiential 1
7:00Talk : Invoking the Feminine and Masculine
7:30Buddha Posture, Invoking, Mind Mapping
8:30 Talk : Five Wisdoms Embodied


9:00The Practice of Embodied Wakefulness and Five Wisdoms Embodied
9:45 Vajra Posture, Invoking, Mind Mapping
11:30Talk : EVAM: Feminine and Masculine Dynamics
12:15Experiential 2
12:30Lunch together at the Center
1:30Sitting Meditation
2:00Padma Posture, Invoking, Mind Mapping
3:30Tea Break
4:00Experiential 3
4:30Talk : The Feminine Principle


9:00Sitting Meditation and Meditation Interviews
10:00Karma Posture, Invoking, Mind Mapping
11:30Experiential 4
12:30Lunch together at the Center
1:30Sitting Meditation and Meditation Interviews
2:30Ratna Posture, Invoking, Mind Mapping
4:00Talk : Feminine and Masculine on the Spiritual Path


About the teacher
Irini Rockwell has been internationally recognized for over 30 years as a Buddhist teacher, author, Life Coach and body-centered psychotherapist. She founded the Five Wisdoms Institute in 2002. [email protected], her signature personal and professional development training, engages people in the personal work needed to genuinely serve others. Formerly a professional dancer, she holds an MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy and a certificate in Authentic Leadership from Naropa University. She was director of dance and dance therapy at Naropa in Boulder and directed her dance company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her books are The Five Wisdom Energies, a Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions and Relationships (in 10 languages)and Natural Brilliance.

For questions contact Robert Fox: education [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] com

Please register and pay online in advance of the class to ensure your space and so that the coordinators know to expect you.
This will also allow Irini to bring the necessary amount of teaching materials for each participant!

Generosity Policy
Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Your donations of any amount help support the Berkeley Shambhala Center & it's continued offerings.
*Paying the Patron Price helps support particpants who cannot afford the full fee.