In Vajrayana practice, negative and positive emotions, broken down into five types, are two sides of the same coin; when purified, negative emotions transform into their enlightened form. Karla Jackson-Brewer shows us how to employ Tibetan Buddhism’s empowered feminine principle to put this transformation into effect.

Karla Jackson-Brewer is an authorized teacher at the Tara Mandala Retreat Center, an adjunct professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies Departments at Rutgers University, and an integrative therapist in New York City.