Who are the Sky Dancing Dakinis ?
“Sensuously beautiful, vibrantly alive, she blazes with vitality and irrepressible dynamism, reveling in the sheer pleasure of being…Worldly appearances swirl around her as rainbow clouds of illusion through which she dances and soars into total freedom.” Dr. Miranda Shaw in Buddhist Goddesses of India
“The dakini is a force of truth…wherever we cling, she cuts; whatever we think we can hide, she reveals.” Sapchu Rinpoche in Wisdom Rising
“Refers to anyone who cuts through illusory deceptions,” Khandro Rinpoche interview by Study Buddhism
“They remind us to transform our ‘daily life’ into The Path, using every moment of experience as an opportunity for…practice and insight.” Dr. Miranda Shaw in Buddhist Goddesses of India
“She is dancing the wild tandava dance of Shiva at the end of the aeon.” Elizabeth English in her book, Vajrayogini.
“The dakinis are the most important element of the enlightened feminine in Tibetan Buddhism…If we are not willing to invite the dakini into our life, then we cannot enter these subtle states of mind. Sometimes dakinis appear as messengers, sometimes as guides, and sometimes as protectors,” Lama Tsultrim Allione in Michaela Haas’ book, Dakini Power
what is this?
This is not religious, or Buddhist. It’s the unbound, fearlessly authentic, fully empowered Feminine… your true nature.
This is an invitation for training to be able to embrace ALL of life and of you as sacred.
This is a 6 week Online Program with me live, along with the other women who gather. If you are in Central Oregon, you can practice with me in person!
And if you choose, this is an ongoing path and lifestyle, enabling us to find our way to our True Selves.
Every woman, regardless of your beliefs, your past, present or future is welcomed here.
All you need is an open heart, and be willing to open your mind. Ooxx
you are invited to this dance
“Sacred dance figured in deity yoga, sacramental feasts, and ritual mandala enactments…Yoga practitioners donned ritual regalia, sat in the configuration of the mandala they were enacting, and performed dance and song in order to body forth the deities of the mandala.
“The enraptured women, ornamented as deities, flushed by dancing, and glowing with heightened awareness, could then receive worship, bestow blessings, and confer <their ultimate> powers.”
…One of my all time favorite quotes from my super duper hero, Professor Miranda Shaw in her extraordinary book, Buddhist Goddesses of India. My body and soul longs to live in this level of devotion, ritual, community, practice. This Immersion is my prayer and invocation to bridge these ancient sacred ways with our modern lives.
I invite you into this sensuously sacred journey, to explore your passion, power, depth, mind, body, energy. And awaken together into a lifestyle that satisfies, nourishes, and inspires us on every level. Ah la la ho!!
your Guide, Thinley Wangmo ( Tenley Wallace )
Photo at one of my favorite places in the world, Tikse Gompa (monastery) rooftop, surrounded by Dakini Lands of the Tibetan Plateau, just down the road from my Tibetan community.
My intimate life with the Dakinis is too long to share here. But naturally, some will be told throughout the 6 week Immersion. I owe this profound, life changing, and intimate relationship first to my adopted Tibetan family, the beautiful Khangsars, who live on the Indian side of the Tibetan Plateau. The Dharma daily life example they and their community shared with me for the first time 20 years ago, totally changed me. And I began wondering (and LOTS of wandering!)… what is Buddhism… where, who, how can I learn? VERY LONG story from that point lead me to the sacred land and home of Lama Tsultrim Allione. She was extremely generous, and offered me a scholarship to the very first offering of her “Mandala of the 5 Wisdom Dakinis,” somewhat of an experiment she told us. That experiment unfolded to become one of the most significant turning points of my life, and became the main focus of her teachings for many years. It was on her land, called Tara Mandala, in the sweet little red canvas yurt gompa that she radically, profoundly, and lovingly pulled back the Veils, welcoming me whole body, spirit, mind into the Realm of the Dakinis. That was sometime around 2003. My life woven with the phenomenal realm of the Dakinis has many wild, unbelievable, heartful, mind-blowing stories…many novels worth. If someone commissions me to write some of them, I gladly will. It’s truly hard to imagine my life without the Dakinis. And anyone who knows me, I am certain feels the same.
In honor of the Dakini heritage, lineages, and my generous teachers to whom I dearly prostrate, this Immersion is offered, and to the Awakening of all beings, as vast as Space….
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6 Week Immersion Outline
Week 1: Introducing the Wisdom Dakinis
Who are these Shakti Goddesses from Tibet?
How does She relate to Yoginis of India?
Why is knowing Her an essential key for the modern woman in our personal and collective journey of healing, empowerment, awakening?
“…all ordinary women are manifestations of the dakini principle…The female body has a unique ability to radiate the energy of the dakini, whether or not there is any awareness of this on the part of the woman.” Judith Simmer-Brown in Dakini’s Warm Breath
Week 2: Ignite Your Sovereignty
Step 1 ~ Igniting our Seat & Temple for the Path of Sovereignty
Traditions & Rituals for Sacred Space & Practice
Step 2 ~ Transforming our Body into The Offering
Invocation, Anointing, Adornment
“Throughout the day, envision all food and drink as offerings to her, all sounds as her mantra, every living being as her emanation, and the environment as her mandala…<this> transforms <our> body, speech, and mind.” Dr. Miranda Shaw from Buddhist Goddesses of India
Week 3: The Staircase to your Relationship with the Divine
Lock on to your Track of Success with “The 3D’s”:
Dedication, Devotion, Discipline
“There are so many early tales…of people who lived and worked in ordinary situations, and who by turning their life experiences into a spiritual practice achieved enlightenment.” Lama Tsultrim Allione in Wisdom Rising
Dakini’s Tools: Dancing Posture, Flames, Blade, etc.
Learn how to apply them to our daily lives.
“…through understanding her symbols and identifying with her, we are identifying with our own energy.” Lama Tsultrim Allione in Wisdom Rising
Testimonials from the TTF® Community
“Since signing up for your immersion, I have witnessed myself stepping deeper into all aspects of my life: business, marriage, parenting…These things have been evolving for years, but my time with you is giving me fresh perspective on what I already created, and the commitment to step into these things with more fullness and devotion.”
Chelsea Phillips, Acupuncturist LAc, MSOM
“You live this Path – in its entirety. You breath this Path in your daily life. You share this Path in the form and formlessness of your devotion.”
Lillie Goldstein, Body Work & Life Mentor
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this 6 Week Immersion Gives you:
~ Pragmatic Tools and Practices to easily integrate into your daily life. Including a solid home practice you can count on, reflecting your interests and needs.
~ Every Tuesday you receive an email of Embodied Practice & Dakini Wisdom. This is the week’s content which we go over in detail during the weekly group call.
~ Sacred Sauce Temple Sessions!! Aka: Live group calls via zoom every week. An essential part of the experience. It’s incredible how much we learn, inspire, and grow with each other. All calls are recorded, so you don’t miss anything.
~ Audio Meditation recordings to integration into your personal home practice! Takes our weekly content to the next level.
~ Weekly Class Videos of TTF® dance & choreography, Shakti Yoga™, and sacred movement to complement course content.
~ If you live in Central Oregon, you can choose weekly movement classes live with me for only $10 per week! Screamin deal!
~ Sangha! Get a Sacred Community of heart-centered women like you, dedicated to their fulfillment, wellbeing, & growth.
~ TTF® Certification!! This opens all kinds of doors to you. Such as the option to apply to join me on 1 of these pilgrimages in 2020: Orissa, Tibetan Plateau, Nepal. Contact me if interested, or you want to get on this track.
~ A pathway to follow and grow your life based on your heart, soul, authenticity. This includes a personal guide, safe and solid container, and community of allies.
~ You get the option to work with me privately 1-on-1 at discounted rates! Highly recommended to greatly enhance your Immersion experience. Gives you time to focus with me on your particular areas of interest or concern. A game changer!
~ You get me! 😉 I have dedicated my life to being a midwife for women’s wellness and empowerment. This Immersion brings you into my inner world, deep into my heart and greatest secrets. Naturally, I fall in love with each woman as a true Sister. I am here for you as your guide and personal Dakini, as much as you allow.
~ Plus you get my 25+ years of yogic study and practice, my 22 years of yoga instruction experience, nearly 20 years of dance practice + lineage study, 16 years training and study as a fast path transformational guide and mentor, 20+ years of extensive travel throughout India for 1st-hand research, study, and exploration, and 15+ years devoted practitioner to Dakinis and Vajrayana Buddhism.
As the founder of Temple Tribal Fusion®, you can feel safe knowing, for the past decade, I have been holding women’s hands across thresholds of transformation and restructuring one’s lifestyle.
Yes, it is intimate, raw, real, and we have to be willing to get vulnerable. I have been providing these life-enhancing experiences in group courses both online and in person, along with 1-on-1 private sessions, all of which include 1 or more of the following: dance, yoga, embodiment practices, fast path transformational modalities from both our time and the ancients.
Leveraging women to shift from a life of mundane into sacred, inspired, sensual, and authentic is my great joy and devotion! ooxx Tenley
Photo: Full Moon rising with Georgia, Tenley, & Joanna at Yogini Retreat, August 2019.
Dorje Pagmo ~ Tibetan
Vajravarahi ~ Sanskrit
Her vibrant Red hue embodies the symbol of the Feminine and Shakti, “Universal Feminine Energy.” Pagmo and Varahi refer to the Sow-pig Goddess. Dorje and Vajra are the indestructible lightning bolt and energy of this branch of Buddhism. In her crown is the squealing sow, with a sound so great, it reaches all corners and depths of the universe, awakening beings from their unconscious slumber.
Born in 1055, Machig Labdron became one of the most recognized Tibetan Buddhist teachers. She developed a highly significant practice still valued and practiced today, which has spread around the world. This yogini was a mother, teacher, and involved in the world, as well as spent much time in retreat. She attained the ultimate fruits of yogic discipline, and awakened as a fully realized Dakini. She is a superb symbol and example of women fully living as Dakini.
The sole mother, blue-black Troma Nagmo. Her demeanor is extremely wrathful, dancing in an expanse of blazing wisdom inferno. The wrath of Dakinis is not anger, but embodies the fearless, ferocity, commitment, and determination to free all beings from suffering. This power enables Troma to emanate boundless compassion, touching ALL beings…no one is forgotten in Her reach.
What might a fearless and determined commitment to yourself look or feel like, that would actually reduce your suffering, and bring more sense of freedom?? How might this affect people around you?