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During this session you will learn the origin stories of Tara, a powerful woman who, in the early centuries of the first millennia, turned the prevailing ideas about women’s capacity to attain enlightenment upside down. Wisdom Moon, who ultimately evolved into the female Buddha Tara, was a courageous woman, completely certain of her own knowledge and capabilities. Based on her years of devoted practice and her profound wish to be of benefit to all beings, she made a revolutionary vow: to attain full awakening only in the form of a woman.
Imagine how this story applies to you in your own circumstances! How might you, standing in confidence about your strengths and care for yourself and others, change the world in meaningful and powerful ways? How will your development become a beacon for other women to follow?
We will do short Tara practices, including recitation of her mantra. Mantra practice is an ancient form of meditation that improves health, sharpens awareness, deepens wisdom, and generates great compassion for the world in those who use it. All parts of you will be engaged. Intellectual understanding alongside the physical experience of the resonant mantras in the body provides a foundation for further practice.
You will leave this session with a practice that you can do under any circumstances. You will have a sacred tool for calming the nervous system under stress, which translates into better decision making for you and those you lead. This method is also wonderful for magnifying joy when it appears, and bringing more energy into your life!
Rachael Wooten, Ph.D., is a Zürich-trained Jungian analyst and psychologist who has been in private practice as a therapist for more than forty years. A lifelong interfaith enthusiast, Rachael has studied and practiced in Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian and indigenous traditions throughout her adult life.
Rachael has practiced Green Tara and her 21 emanations for over 25 years and has taught Tara practices under the authorization of her teacher, Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche for more than twenty years. She offers Tara teachings and workshops through spiritual, feminist and Jungian-based organizations. A member of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church for more than thirty-five years, she leads a monthly Tara meditation group there. She is a founding member of Yavneh, a Jewish Renewal synagogue.
Rachael lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her two cats, Bodhi and Citta. She loves having her adult children and two grandchildren living nearby.Visit Rachael's Website
A Power Boost is a 45-minute live video webinar led by entrepreneurs, executives and coaches whose experience and thought leadership are helping to create a new paradigm for the modern woman in business. These interactive sessions will open with a 15-20 minute dive into the stated topic, followed by 25-30 minutes of Q&A and spot coaching.
Chelsea has over 10 years of experience in administrative and executive support. After her years of working in the legal and oil and gas industry, Chelsea has made it her passion to fill her life with creativity and incorporates that into everything she does. Her position at Emerging Women allows her to expand on that creativity and assist with empowering women around the world. She is a native of Colorado and enjoys spending time with her husband, bonus son, family, and friends. In her free time she loves painting, refurbishing furniture, and all things creative.
Michelle studied Marketing and received her degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her passion for marketing, combined with great attention to detail, and over 7 years of experience in the tech-world makes her a valuable asset to the team! In addition to Emerging Women, she is also a solopreneur and works with a number of different clients in the online business realm. She is an experienced Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant who specializes in marketing operations, project management and online course launch management. She is a Colorado native, mother of two dogs, a cat, and a turtle, and step-mother to an amazing little girl. In her spare time she enjoys live music, good food, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Jen comes to Emerging Women with over 20 years of experience in event operation and volunteer management. She has worked various types of events among those including Volunteer Manager for Integral Life conferences and Event Coordinator for various large arts and sports festivals throughout Colorado. Alongside her passion for creating and producing events, she worked as a hospital administrator for over a decade in one of Denver’s largest hospitals helping make care affordable to hundreds of patients. Jen is a native of Lima, Peru and is currently on a sabbatical in South America. In her spare time, she loves exploring foreign countries, playing capoeira, and deepening her yoga and meditation practices.
For over 13 years, Nicole has been a producer and connector in the field of personal and professional growth and transformation, creating diverse content, life-changing curriculum, and exquisite live and online experiences. She loves to unite and facilitate people in their work to live more good, true, and beautiful lives. She’s honored to bring this diverse expertise to Emerging Women. For the past two years she has been the lead producer for Emerging Women Live, and now is bringing her extensive production, coaching and facilitation skills to EW’s Power Circles. Nicole works in private practice as a Certified Integral Master Coach™, through her company, Unabashedly You, and has worked with hundreds of women (and men) individually and as a group facilitator. She also creates programs and interviews fascinating teachers and wellness experts in her role as U.S. Content Producer for Conscious Life. She is the co-founder of Core Integral, an educational company offering a comprehensive and accessible approach to learning integral theory. Prior to this work, she owned a large and lively restaurant and brewery in Pennsylvania. She has studied extensively and worked alongside Ken Wilber (Integral Theory), Daniel Brown, PhD (Tibetan Buddhism, Self-Development, Attachment, and Positive Psychology), and Sofia Diaz (Hatha Yoga and Feminine Embodiment). She holds a Masters Degree from Lehigh University. She regularly delights in the sunshine and mountains of Colorado with her two dogs and her partner Clint, and is a new mama to her daughter Truly Golden.
Chantal’s mission is to increase women’s leadership across the globe. After earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, Chantal left a career in medical device manufacturing in search of work that would align her dedication to transformative leadership with her passion for living an inspired, impactful life. In September 2012, she founded Emerging Women, a global leadership and media platform that serves over 70,000 women worldwide and has advanced women’s leadership within Fortune 500 companies such as HP, Oracle and more. Chantal’s ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses, and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future. Prior to Emerging Women, for over a decade, Chantal served on the executive team as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living. Chantal is a sought after speaker delivering keynotes at The Grace Hopper Celebration, Wisdom 2.0, and many other stages where women’s leadership is critical to the conversation. When she is not dancing or working to empower women around the world, Chantal enjoys family time with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.