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Leah wraps up folk tale & myth month with the female Buddha’s of wisdom. Known in Tibetan Buddhism as Dakinis, Leah talks about how this fierce female drinks from a skull cup, stands on her own ego and cuts you free from the thing that makes you unhappy.

Show Notes & Extras

  • Gal Pals this month are Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Debbi Sponsler, and Leah Leach.
  • Katie already talked about Tiamat, Bonnie already talked about Women of Greek Myths, and Debbi talked about Mother Goose.
  • Get to know you question – what do you feel the role of myth is in the modern society?
  • Star Wars Samurai’s (Inverse)
  • CORRECTION – Joseph Campbell quote: ” We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god.”
  • Leah’s 1 cool folk tale and myth is Dakinis
  • They are from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition
  • They are equal to Buddhas
  • They embody female wisdom
  • Dakini translates to “Sky Dancer” sometimes “Sky Walker” which is another Star Wars connection.
  • Emotion = 5 poison’s
  • Pictures below
  • Hooked knife
  • Skull Cup
  • Staff
  • BOOK Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine by Lama Tsultrim Allione (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Dancing
  • Naked
  • Skull headband and bone jewelry
  • Standing on a corpse (it’s her own ego)
  • Colors
  • Left hand is the wise feminine. Right hand is the skill full means masculine (info below)
  • Put your hands together and you get action
  • The list (image below)
  • Leah’s Mother Tree Artwork (pictured below)
  • Tara Mandela Center
  • Want a Gal’s Guide Class on Dakinis? Vote below.
  • Dakini Days are on the waning crescent moon (dates below)
  • Moon
  • Full moon is Buddha Day
  • Dakinis should have a quiz
  • Leah is the Buddha Dakini
  • Foot up & down
  • Gal’s Guide Podcast is off next Monday for Memorial Day
  • We return June 7 with Explorers Month


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