Teachers

Irini Rockwell

Irini Rockwell has been internationally recognized for over 30 years as a Buddhist teacher, author, coach, and trainer. Her writings include two books: The Five Wisdom Energies, a Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions and Relationships (in 10 languages; published in 2002) and Natural Brilliance (published 2012).

Of her calling, Irini explains, “For decades I have been deeply interested in the essence of who we are and how we can bring out our best to serve the world. The Five Wisdoms have been the vehicle to bring together my training in Buddhist dharma, psychology, meditation, (mindfulness and awareness), compassion, psychotherapy, leadership, mind/body disciplines, movement, and the arts.”

“My primary influences have been my root Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychotherapy/Buddhist Psychology MA, Naropa’s Authentic Leadership Certificate, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, and life!”

Irini has taught at Shambhala Centers and in spiritual and personal growth venues worldwide. In 2002 she founded the Five Wisdoms Institute. As a Life Coach and in the [email protected] personal and professional development training, she engages people in the personal work needed to genuinely serve others.

Formerly a professional dancer, Irini then trained in Contemplative Psychotherapy, Authentic Leadership, and tantric Buddhism. You can connect with Irini on her website and on Facebook

Events with Irini Rockwell

Five Wisdom Energies: Understanding the Feminine and Masculine of Who We Are
June 26, 2021

The Five Wisdoms, also referred to as the Five Buddha Families, are traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings relevant to these challenging times. They are a vehicle for self-discovery and a tool for working with others in everyday life, both personally and professionally. Each of us possess all five energies. Depending on how awake we are to our fundamental nature, the energies can be expressed in ways that reflect our innate wisdom, or in ways that reveal our confusion. According to Buddhist teachings, we all possess both feminine and masculine qualities, so we can express each regardless of our sexual identity. Through the practice of yogic postures, the energies of our outer, phenomenal world and…