Yeshe Matthews is creating Mt Shasta Goddess Temple
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The Mt Shasta Goddess Temple is a living mandala honoring the Goddess of 10,000 Names with online and in-person divination, ceremonies, teachings, and retreats. Priestess Yeshe Matthews creates experiences and services to help people connect with the primal female force of life, death, and rebirth with over 20 years of experience studying and practicing spiritual traditions from all over the world, including shamanism, Buddhism, and Goddess Spirituality. Our eco-feminist Temple honors the Earth, especially beloved Mt Shasta and her sacred waters, as the Mother of All, and we also make pilgrimages to sacred wells, healing springs, and other holy sites worldwide.

Our Temple welcomes Goddess and women's spirituality practitioners from all over the world, and offers several online ways to connect.

Current projects of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple that are free and open to the public include:

Goddess Without Borders
Facebook group for sharing stories of women's leadership & empowerment as well as goddess research and mythos. A mostly non-commercial and very supportive group. 

Order of the Black Madonna
Devotees of the holy mother, creating interfaith community service initiatives and contemplative practices. Contact the Order directly for membership via their website.

Skydancer Sangha
A Facebook group for the community of participants in Yeshe's daily online Kuan Yin Practice Monday-Friday at 8:30am Pacific. 

The Witch's Garden
A Facebook group and in-person class series at The Sacred Well shop about magical and mythic uses of plant medicine and the formation of relationships with plant allies. Sharing herbal recipes, home remedies, and lore. 



The Temple also offers special services for members who join this Patreon:

Weekly Divination
Each week Yeshe posts a divination for the Temple using the oracle deck of the month related to our 12-Goddess Mandala.

Mandala of the Moon
Monthly online video ceremonies around our Temple's monthly lunar themes, featuring shamanic journeys with animal spirits and guides, Full Moon ceremonies for all, and Dark Moon Red Tent ceremonies for wombyn. Open to members who donate at the $5 level or above on this Patreon.

Writings, Perks, and Prayer Services
Yeshe shares excepts from her writings, photos from her pilgrimages, and perks such as vials of water gathered at holy places, bracelets made with intention, and other perks with Temple members at all levels.

Mandala of the Sun
All of the activities of the Mandala of the Moon, plus local in-person events near the equinoxes, solstices, and Temple holy days. Our gatherings feature divination, chanting, singing, crafts, and devotional activities.

Connection
Text and email support for day-to-day prayer requests and personal needs is available to members of the Temple who support this Patreon at the $10 level or above. 

Setting of Lights
Yeshe prepares and lights a novena candle each month on the Temple altar, and sends a report about how it burned, to members of the Temple who support this Patreon at the $25 Mandala of the Stars level. 

Skydancer Center for Female Mysticism
Offers local and online classes, workshops, lectures, ceremonies, and gatherings that support women’s mysteries, rituals, and ways of knowing. Special focus is placed on practices rooted in the female body, its unique rites of passage, and its intuitive nature.

Priestess Training
Woman Shaman Priestess is a 12-month journey of discovery, featuring weekly lessons to help students connect with spiritual practices, gather and bless sacred tools, establish or deepen relationships with goddesses and guides, and learn about authentic historical and contemporary female spiritual lineages of shamans, priestesses, and practitioners. The next cycle of priestess training begins in January, 2019, and is available to those who support this Patreon at the $60 Woman Shaman Priestess level or above.

Private Sessions
Personal, monthly divination or consultation sessions with Yeshe to discuss life, priestesshood, spiritual growth, or related topics are available for Temple members who support this Patreon at the $108 level or above. This is a great option for those who are in times of transformation, for those who want to go deeper with Woman Shaman Priestess Training, or those who are leaders or healers and need sacred space with another experienced practitioner to talk about issues that arise.

Retreat Time
 Temple members who support this Patreon at the $250 level are welcome to attend two private or small group retreats per year, where all expenses are paid including lodging, food, and activities. Temple members at this level are invited to choose from the menu of retreat options offered by our partner The Sacred Well, or to connect with Yeshe to plan an independent, private, personal or small group retreat.

Please know that your support of this Patreon enables Priestess Yeshe to also attend to the needs of vulnerable women, unemployed women, and low-income women with candle and prayer services, free or low-cost retreats, and divination. Due to your generosity in supporting the Temple, Yeshe is able to offer individuals with limited means spiritual support when they need it, free of charge.



The Temple also supports other religious and cultural organizations that promote women's spirituality:

Tsogyal Latso Support
The Temple hosts an annual fundraiser to benefit the birthplace of Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal, the first female Buddha of Tibet who was sacred consort to Padmasambhava in the 8th century. 

Coming Soon! We will be hosting a Spring 2019 fundraising campaign to benefit the Winnemem Wintu Tribe.



The Phases of Development of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple include:

Phase I: Host weekly divinations and monthly ceremonies online for members; collaborate with The Sacred Well to create classes, intimate group retreats and private retreats in Mt Shasta; publish Yeshe's book PRIESTESS: Maxims for Sacred Service; host Mandala of the Sun in-person rituals and Mandala of the Moon monthly online ceremonies for Temple members; begin to gather 1000 statues of Kuan Yin for the Temple shrine.

Phase II: Host a physical pilgrimage to TukJeChenPo Kuan Yin Temple in Amdo, Tibet; host our Black Madonna pilgrimage to sacred sites of Virgen de Guadalupe and Santissima Muerte in Mexico City; continue to develop pilgrimage offerings and monthly events in Mt Shasta; continue to gather 1000 statues of Kuan Yin. Yeshe begins working on her second book, MYSTIC: Pilgrimage As a Way of Life.

Phase III: Receive a donation or purchase a building or land to house the 1000 Kuan Yin Statue Shrine. Begin to make plans for land to house an animal sanctuary.

Phase IV: Establish a second Temple site in Crestone, CO, with a large statue of Maiden Magu and a deer sanctuary.



Please join the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple Patreon today, and let's take the journey of this work and Goddess together. Blessings from the sacred mountain.

Tiers
Mandala of the Moon
$5 or more per month
Mandala of the Moon members of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple receive weekly divinations, invitations to participate in monthly online Full Moon and Dark Moon ceremonies, and access to current writings from Temple Priestess Yeshe Matthews. You also receive advance invitation to attend in-person Temple retreats and events, which are discounted for members.
Mandala of the Sun
$10 or more per month
Mandala of the Sun members who sponsor the Temple's work at this level will be able to access all of the Mandala of the Moon member benefits, and will also receive personal text and email support from Priestess Yeshe. Mandala of the Sun members will receive a free digital copy of the book PRIESTESS: Maxims for Sacred Service, when it is published.
Mandala of the Stars
$25 or more per month
Members of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple at this level receive all of the benefits of Mandala of the Moon and Mandala of the Sun, and in addition, Priestess Yeshe will burn a candle for you each month on the Temple altar to support your well-being. You will be able to text or email with Yeshe to share your intentions for your monthly candle, and you will receive text or email reports about your candle when it is complete.
Woman Shaman Priestess Training
$60 or more per month
NEXT TRAINING CYCLE BEGINS JANUARY 2019. This tier is for those enrolled in the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple's Woman Shaman Priestess training program. Students who subscribe to this training at $60 per month receive all the benefits of Mandala of the Moon and Mandala of the Sun membership (read Yeshe's writings, invitations to Full Moons, Red Tent ceremonies, & text support) plus you will receive six emails per month with detailed Priestess Training lessons featuring spiritual and shamanic techniques, animal medicine exploration, curated articles about historical and current lineages of female shamans and priestesses worldwide, monthly live and recorded video classes, and the option to attend an end-of-year-retreat to honor our journey around the wheel of the year.
Flight of the Skydancer Training
$65 or more per month
OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED ONE YEAR OF WOMAN SHAMAN PRIESTESS TRAINING. Flight of the Skydancer is the second spiral of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple's Priestess Training. This tier is reserved for those who have completed the first year of the Woman Shaman Priestess program, and who wish to deepen their practice in the use of their sacred tools, ceremonial skills, and relationships with Goddesses and Ancestresses. Students who subscribe to this training at $65 per month receive all the benefits of Mandala of the Moon and Mandala of the Sun membership (read Yeshe's writings, invitations to Full Moons, Red Tent ceremonies, & text support) plus you will receive six emails per month with detailed Priestess Training lessons featuring advanced magical techniques and information about connection with Goddesses, Ancestresses, and magical allies. There will be a monthly video class for students in this program to help build confidence and proficiency in ritual, divination, and healing arts. NEXT TRAINING CYCLE BEGINS JANUARY 2019. 
Mandala of the Heart
$108 or more per month
In addition to all Mandala rewards in the other tiers, everyone who sponsors the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple at this level will also have a 1-on-1 monthly Illumination Session with Priestess Yeshe, to divine about your questions and discuss your progress on your path. This is an excellent choice for those who seek regular spiritual counsel and guidance for themselves, their projects, and their community efforts, and it is recommended for those who are enrolled in the Woman Shaman Priestess Training program.
Mandala of the Earth
$250 or more per month
In addition to all Mandala rewards in the other tiers, everyone who sponsors the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple at this level will have the opportunity to attend 2 Temple retreats or one Temple Pilgrimage per year free from the usual fees (including all lodging, meals, and retreat activities, and excepting travel costs and add-on services such as spa visits, massages, or things you might want to schedule personally while you are in town). You will be able to select from the Temple's annual cycle of retreats and pilgrimages, or schedule private retreats, or a combination of both.
Goals
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$1000 per month helps the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple to grow and sustain itself, offering more services and supporting more practitioners worldwide. At this level of support, we can maintain the costs of our shrines and practices, and work to expand our growing collection of statues for the 1000 Kuan Yin project. $1000 per month will also support Temple Priestess Yeshe's pilgrimages to sacred sites, where she studies, teaches, performs ceremonies, and takes photographs to share with the world. She will bring you with her virtually on her journeys, with gratitude for your support, and she will offer special perks, such as prayers said at holy places, vials of holy water, and more.
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The Mt Shasta Goddess Temple is a living mandala honoring the Goddess of 10,000 Names with online and in-person divination, ceremonies, teachings, and retreats. Priestess Yeshe Matthews creates experiences and services to help people connect with the primal female force of life, death, and rebirth with over 20 years of experience studying and practicing spiritual traditions from all over the world, including shamanism, Buddhism, and Goddess Spirituality. Our eco-feminist Temple honors the Earth, especially beloved Mt Shasta and her sacred waters, as the Mother of All, and we also make pilgrimages to sacred wells, healing springs, and other holy sites worldwide.

Our Temple welcomes Goddess and women's spirituality practitioners from all over the world, and offers several online ways to connect.

Current projects of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple that are free and open to the public include:

Goddess Without Borders
Facebook group for sharing stories of women's leadership & empowerment as well as goddess research and mythos. A mostly non-commercial and very supportive group. 

Order of the Black Madonna
Devotees of the holy mother, creating interfaith community service initiatives and contemplative practices. Contact the Order directly for membership via their website.

Skydancer Sangha
A Facebook group for the community of participants in Yeshe's daily online Kuan Yin Practice Monday-Friday at 8:30am Pacific. 

The Witch's Garden
A Facebook group and in-person class series at The Sacred Well shop about magical and mythic uses of plant medicine and the formation of relationships with plant allies. Sharing herbal recipes, home remedies, and lore. 



The Temple also offers special services for members who join this Patreon:

Weekly Divination
Each week Yeshe posts a divination for the Temple using the oracle deck of the month related to our 12-Goddess Mandala.

Mandala of the Moon
Monthly online video ceremonies around our Temple's monthly lunar themes, featuring shamanic journeys with animal spirits and guides, Full Moon ceremonies for all, and Dark Moon Red Tent ceremonies for wombyn. Open to members who donate at the $5 level or above on this Patreon.

Writings, Perks, and Prayer Services
Yeshe shares excepts from her writings, photos from her pilgrimages, and perks such as vials of water gathered at holy places, bracelets made with intention, and other perks with Temple members at all levels.

Mandala of the Sun
All of the activities of the Mandala of the Moon, plus local in-person events near the equinoxes, solstices, and Temple holy days. Our gatherings feature divination, chanting, singing, crafts, and devotional activities.

Connection
Text and email support for day-to-day prayer requests and personal needs is available to members of the Temple who support this Patreon at the $10 level or above. 

Setting of Lights
Yeshe prepares and lights a novena candle each month on the Temple altar, and sends a report about how it burned, to members of the Temple who support this Patreon at the $25 Mandala of the Stars level. 

Skydancer Center for Female Mysticism
Offers local and online classes, workshops, lectures, ceremonies, and gatherings that support women’s mysteries, rituals, and ways of knowing. Special focus is placed on practices rooted in the female body, its unique rites of passage, and its intuitive nature.

Priestess Training
Woman Shaman Priestess is a 12-month journey of discovery, featuring weekly lessons to help students connect with spiritual practices, gather and bless sacred tools, establish or deepen relationships with goddesses and guides, and learn about authentic historical and contemporary female spiritual lineages of shamans, priestesses, and practitioners. The next cycle of priestess training begins in January, 2019, and is available to those who support this Patreon at the $60 Woman Shaman Priestess level or above.

Private Sessions
Personal, monthly divination or consultation sessions with Yeshe to discuss life, priestesshood, spiritual growth, or related topics are available for Temple members who support this Patreon at the $108 level or above. This is a great option for those who are in times of transformation, for those who want to go deeper with Woman Shaman Priestess Training, or those who are leaders or healers and need sacred space with another experienced practitioner to talk about issues that arise.

Retreat Time
 Temple members who support this Patreon at the $250 level are welcome to attend two private or small group retreats per year, where all expenses are paid including lodging, food, and activities. Temple members at this level are invited to choose from the menu of retreat options offered by our partner The Sacred Well, or to connect with Yeshe to plan an independent, private, personal or small group retreat.

Please know that your support of this Patreon enables Priestess Yeshe to also attend to the needs of vulnerable women, unemployed women, and low-income women with candle and prayer services, free or low-cost retreats, and divination. Due to your generosity in supporting the Temple, Yeshe is able to offer individuals with limited means spiritual support when they need it, free of charge.



The Temple also supports other religious and cultural organizations that promote women's spirituality:

Tsogyal Latso Support
The Temple hosts an annual fundraiser to benefit the birthplace of Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal, the first female Buddha of Tibet who was sacred consort to Padmasambhava in the 8th century. 

Coming Soon! We will be hosting a Spring 2019 fundraising campaign to benefit the Winnemem Wintu Tribe.



The Phases of Development of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple include:

Phase I: Host weekly divinations and monthly ceremonies online for members; collaborate with The Sacred Well to create classes, intimate group retreats and private retreats in Mt Shasta; publish Yeshe's book PRIESTESS: Maxims for Sacred Service; host Mandala of the Sun in-person rituals and Mandala of the Moon monthly online ceremonies for Temple members; begin to gather 1000 statues of Kuan Yin for the Temple shrine.

Phase II: Host a physical pilgrimage to TukJeChenPo Kuan Yin Temple in Amdo, Tibet; host our Black Madonna pilgrimage to sacred sites of Virgen de Guadalupe and Santissima Muerte in Mexico City; continue to develop pilgrimage offerings and monthly events in Mt Shasta; continue to gather 1000 statues of Kuan Yin. Yeshe begins working on her second book, MYSTIC: Pilgrimage As a Way of Life.

Phase III: Receive a donation or purchase a building or land to house the 1000 Kuan Yin Statue Shrine. Begin to make plans for land to house an animal sanctuary.

Phase IV: Establish a second Temple site in Crestone, CO, with a large statue of Maiden Magu and a deer sanctuary.



Please join the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple Patreon today, and let's take the journey of this work and Goddess together. Blessings from the sacred mountain.

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Tiers
Mandala of the Moon
$5 or more per month
Mandala of the Moon members of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple receive weekly divinations, invitations to participate in monthly online Full Moon and Dark Moon ceremonies, and access to current writings from Temple Priestess Yeshe Matthews. You also receive advance invitation to attend in-person Temple retreats and events, which are discounted for members.
Mandala of the Sun
$10 or more per month
Mandala of the Sun members who sponsor the Temple's work at this level will be able to access all of the Mandala of the Moon member benefits, and will also receive personal text and email support from Priestess Yeshe. Mandala of the Sun members will receive a free digital copy of the book PRIESTESS: Maxims for Sacred Service, when it is published.
Mandala of the Stars
$25 or more per month
Members of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple at this level receive all of the benefits of Mandala of the Moon and Mandala of the Sun, and in addition, Priestess Yeshe will burn a candle for you each month on the Temple altar to support your well-being. You will be able to text or email with Yeshe to share your intentions for your monthly candle, and you will receive text or email reports about your candle when it is complete.
Woman Shaman Priestess Training
$60 or more per month
NEXT TRAINING CYCLE BEGINS JANUARY 2019. This tier is for those enrolled in the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple's Woman Shaman Priestess training program. Students who subscribe to this training at $60 per month receive all the benefits of Mandala of the Moon and Mandala of the Sun membership (read Yeshe's writings, invitations to Full Moons, Red Tent ceremonies, & text support) plus you will receive six emails per month with detailed Priestess Training lessons featuring spiritual and shamanic techniques, animal medicine exploration, curated articles about historical and current lineages of female shamans and priestesses worldwide, monthly live and recorded video classes, and the option to attend an end-of-year-retreat to honor our journey around the wheel of the year.
Flight of the Skydancer Training
$65 or more per month
OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED ONE YEAR OF WOMAN SHAMAN PRIESTESS TRAINING. Flight of the Skydancer is the second spiral of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple's Priestess Training. This tier is reserved for those who have completed the first year of the Woman Shaman Priestess program, and who wish to deepen their practice in the use of their sacred tools, ceremonial skills, and relationships with Goddesses and Ancestresses. Students who subscribe to this training at $65 per month receive all the benefits of Mandala of the Moon and Mandala of the Sun membership (read Yeshe's writings, invitations to Full Moons, Red Tent ceremonies, & text support) plus you will receive six emails per month with detailed Priestess Training lessons featuring advanced magical techniques and information about connection with Goddesses, Ancestresses, and magical allies. There will be a monthly video class for students in this program to help build confidence and proficiency in ritual, divination, and healing arts. NEXT TRAINING CYCLE BEGINS JANUARY 2019. 
Mandala of the Heart
$108 or more per month
In addition to all Mandala rewards in the other tiers, everyone who sponsors the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple at this level will also have a 1-on-1 monthly Illumination Session with Priestess Yeshe, to divine about your questions and discuss your progress on your path. This is an excellent choice for those who seek regular spiritual counsel and guidance for themselves, their projects, and their community efforts, and it is recommended for those who are enrolled in the Woman Shaman Priestess Training program.
Mandala of the Earth
$250 or more per month
In addition to all Mandala rewards in the other tiers, everyone who sponsors the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple at this level will have the opportunity to attend 2 Temple retreats or one Temple Pilgrimage per year free from the usual fees (including all lodging, meals, and retreat activities, and excepting travel costs and add-on services such as spa visits, massages, or things you might want to schedule personally while you are in town). You will be able to select from the Temple's annual cycle of retreats and pilgrimages, or schedule private retreats, or a combination of both.