Embracing the Sacred Feminine

June 13 - June 16, 2019

Join Isa Gucciardi, author of Return to the Great Mother and Robert Thurman to explore the vast dimensions of the Sacred Feminine. In this experiential workshop, men and women will examine and connect with the transformative and healing power of the Sacred Feminine. We will explore the ways this power has been misunderstood, and students will learn methods of holding this power in positive and life affirming ways. Students will have plenty of time to discover a more intimate relationship with the earth and the Sacred Feminine in the unique and nurturing physical environment of Menla.
This workshop will:
• Deepen your unique connection with the wisdom the earth holds.• Step you into deeper connection and balance with feminine power.• Bring you into greater balance and alignment with your deeper self.• Establish you in a more powerful relationship with your creativity.• Offer training in techniques that purify and open your mind and heart.• Help you engage with the more subtle aspects of Prajnaparamita, the feminine aspect of the Buddha.It also delights us to note that CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, which is co-sponsoring this program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. SCRC is a Board of Registered Nursing Provider (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval. For questions about CE visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at david.lukoff@gmail.com or (707) 763-3576.
[embed]https://youtu.be/gNIqwesBG9w[/embed]Testimonials:"It is neither cliche nor hyperbole to say that the pairing of these teachers, Isa Gucciardi and Robert Thurman, is a tour de force of the twin jewels of wisdom and compassion. The experience of this workshop was a great homecoming for me--through its combination of profound esoteric practices and wisdom teachings, I felt I was finally empowered to begin to reclaim my relationship with the world." - Ingrid Miller"Just being in the presence of Isa Gucciardi and Robert Thurman is informative. They each hold the power of the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine in a balanced way - and I learn a lot about the way I hold both of these powers within myself through their example." - J. O’Brien"As a man, I felt completely welcome in this class. I felt I finally had the opportunity to really understand what the sacred feminine really is and how I can, as a man, integrate the values of the sacred feminine into my life without being a wimp." - R. Haskell.Additional Resources:Sacred Stream VideosApplied Shamanism ArticlesWho is Tara ArticleMothering and MatriarchyReturn to the Great Mother by Isa Gucciardi

Thursday, June 13th
  • 3-8 pm Check-in
  • 6-7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Welcome & Discussion with Isa and Robert - Nalanda Conference Center
Friday, June 14th
  • 6:30 - 7 am Morning Meditation
  • 7 - 8 am Nejang Tibetan Longevity Yoga
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:15 - 12 pm Class (Isa: the Sacred Feminine)
  • 12 - 2 pm Lunch
  • 2 - 4 pm Free time for Spa Treatments, Hiking
  • 4 - 6 pm Class (Isa & Bob)
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Discussion (Isa & Bob), Q & A
Saturday, June 15th
  • 6:30 - 7 am Morning Meditation
  • 7 - 8 am Nejang Tibetan Longevity Yoga
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:15 - 12 pm Class (Isa: Portals of the Great Feminine)
  • 12 - 2 pm Lunch
  • 2 - 4pm Free time for Spa Treatments, Hiking
  • 4 - 6 pm Class (Isa & Bob)
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Discussion (Isa & Bob), Q &A
Sunday, June 16th
  • 6:30 - 7am Morning Meditation
  • 7 - 8 am Nejang Tibetan Longevity Yoga
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:15am - 12 pm Closing Discussion and Q&A (Isa & Bob)
  • 11am Check out of Rooms
  • 12 - 2pm Lunch and Departure


Isa Gucciardi Ph.D.

Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., holds degrees and certificates in trans-personal psychology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, hypnotherapy, and transformational healing. She has spent over 30 years studying spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from a...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is...


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