The Divine Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism
Khenpo Drimed Dawa (Dean Pielstick, Ed.D.) and Anne B. Parker, M.A., MHSA, MT-BC
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Grace St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St (in the Bloom Room)
Lecture: The Divine Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism
Members: $15, Non-Members: $20
Archetypes and images of the divine feminine are an integral part of Tibetan Buddhist practice. Cultural changes in northern India around the beginning of the first millennium CE affected religious practices in various ways, including an emphasis on the divine feminine. We will explore some of the female deities that emerged from this process, as well as the symbolism and energies of archetypes, that are part of the psychology of the practice for training the mind on the path to enlightenment.
Khenpo Drimed Dawa (Dean Pielstick, Ed.D.) is an ordained lay practitioner and was conferred the title of Khenpo by Tulku Khenchen Paljea Dorjee Rinpoche in 2009. He is President of the Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, which provides classes locally and online as well as sponsoring local practice groups. His primary practice is Dzogchen. Dean is also a professor of management for Northern Arizona University. He has extensive professional and college administrative experience in addition to classroom and online instruction.
Anne B. Parker, M.A., MHSA, MT-BC is a wellness-oriented therapist and Board Certified Music Therapist. Anne practices in a mindfulness-based approach while drawing from a variety of psychological orientations including expressive arts, Jungian, and transpersonal modalities. She holds degrees in Music Therapy, Counseling Psychology, and Health Services Administration. Anne currently works as Supervisor of the Wellness Department at Miraval Resort where she teaches classes and provides individual consultations.