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Embodied Dharma: Awakening with the Divine Feminine
Embodied Dharma: Awakening with the Divine Feminine

Fri, Jun 21


Virtual Event

Embodied Dharma: Awakening with the Divine Feminine

The Art of Inner Freedom: A Summer Weekend Retreat

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT – Jun 23, 2024, 1:00 PM EDT

Virtual Event

About the event

The dakini exists in all of us. Can you hear her? 

Allow your practice to move, speak, and express through you in new ways with this Dharma Arts Summer Retreat: Embodied Dharma Awakening with the Divine Feminine. Through a series of workshops we will explore aspects of the Enlightened feminine both in the context of vajrayana and beyond. Together we will explore the concept of the awakened feminine, and how this manifests through us as practitioners in a living breathing embodied way integrating practice beyond the cushion and allowing it to uncover new wisdom through art, dance, free writing, and contemplation. The enlightened feminine is not exclusive to a particular gender identity or expression and this workshop welcomes everyone regardless of gender. 

Join us in uncovering new windows to awakening in this 3 day online weekend retreat with our instructors Lama Justin von Bujdoss, ordained Repa, Ngakpa, Chaplain, and Yangti Yoga Founder, Delia deVer Mudge, Dharma Arts Instructor, and Shreeti Pradhan, Art Practitioner and Charya Dancer. 

With a supplementary Nejang Yoga & Meditation class each morning led by Jasmine Pema


FRIDAY JUNE 21ST 5 - 7 PM EST  | Meditation as Art: with Lama Justin von Bujdoss


8 - 9 AM EST | Morning Nejang Yoga & Meditation with Jasmine Pema 

10 - 12 AM EST | Embodying the Feminine: A Contemplative Movement Workshop with Shreeti Pradhan

2 - 4 PM EST | Uncovering Hidden Messages of the Feminine: An Art Workshop with Delia deVer Mudge

6 - 8 PM EST | Exploring the Wrathful Feminine: Palden Lhamo, A Meditation & Freewriting Workshop with Lama Justin von Bujdoss


8 - 9 AM EST | Morning Nejang Yoga & Meditation with Jasmine Pema 

10 - 1 AM EST  | Attuning to Her Message : An Integration with Lama Justin and Jasmine Pema

Recordings provided for those unable to join the live sessions 


Lama Justin von Bujdoss is an American vajrayana Buddhist teacher, writer, and the is a co-founder of Bhumisparsha an experimental Buddhist sangha along with Lama Rod Owens. He is the author of Modern Tantric Buddhism: Authenticity and Embodiment in Dharma Practice published by North Atlantic Books, and contributor to Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections published by Lexington Books. From 2016 until December 2021 Justin served as the Executive Director of Chaplaincy and Staff Wellness for NYC Department of Correction where he also served as Staff Chaplain supervising over 30 chaplains and guided wellness programming for staff.

Justin also has professional experience in home hospice and hospital settings as a pastoral caregiver.  Justin was ordained as a repa, a lay tantric yogin in the tradition of Milarepa, by His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche, one of the heart sons of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, and a a ngakpa in the Yuthok Nyingthik lineage by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. Lama Justin has presented on Buddhist practice at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, University of Chicago, Wellesley, Columbia University, has been a visiting instructor at Union Theological Seminary, and is a senior teacher at Pure Land Farms. Justin is passionate about helping to create the conditions for authentic embodied tantric Buddhist spiritual practice in the West.

Delia Mudge is a Dzogchen Ati Yoga practitioner and student of Lama Justin von Bujdoss and Dr Nida Chenagtsang. She is an Authorized Dharma Art Teacher, as a student of Steve Saitzyk, lineage holder of the, Independent, Shambhala Art International organization established by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She has learned from numerous Dharma Teachers both in the U.S and abroad.  She attended the California College of the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area studying drawing, painting and fiber arts, with graduate studies in Art Education and Community Art Education at Eastern Illinois University and DEI, California Educator credential coursework, at UCLA.

She has taught Art for inner city public high schools, for academically ranked suburban public high schools and has been a Teaching Artists for multiple Arts organizations, such as LACMA and Angels Gate Cultural Center in Los Angeles and programs for adult art programs with Engage Inc, Art Space @ work and numerous workshops she has presented independently. Before entering the field of Art Education, she worked as an Illustrator for a leading Book Publisher and later Newspaper for over a decade. She has maintained a lifelong vocation as a Fine Artist through Drawing, Painting, Fiber Arts, and Music. Her current work can be seen and learned about at

She strives to create an inclusive and welcoming space for all, through gentle facilitation, a supportive container and intentional themes to share. Limitless and authentic understanding can arise through contemplation, artistic exercises and the art made. This has the ability to support one’s practice in a complimentary and unique way. Through virtual, creative Dharma Art classes, she wishes to offer a place to simply be in the flow of freedom and spaciousness in action, through community and art, as a wonderful way for Sangha to come together.

Shreeti Pradhan is an art practitioner inspired by contemplative practice. Shreeti’s perspective on contemplative art is deeply rooted in her experiences as a student of Buddhist Studies and Caryā Dance. Her experiences of living amongst both lay and monastic Tibetan Buddhist communities influence her aesthetic vision. Shreeti is also a clinical music therapist and narrative practitioner working with young adults and women. Her training in therapeutic modalities and her professional intimacy with conceptions of trauma and wellbeing further texture her art practice.

Presently, Shreeti is developing repertoire of reflexive, somatic-contemplative practices enacted through the mediums of breath, body, and movement. These “conceptual explorations” focus on motifs like affect, femininity, and interconnectedness.


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    From $75.00 to $400.00
    • $75.00
      +$1.88 service fee
    • $125.00
      +$3.13 service fee
    • $300.00
      +$7.50 service fee



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