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Healing with Form, Energy and Light

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Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche offers healing meditations and yogic practices based on the three levels of Bonpo shamanism, tantra and dzogchen.

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In the worldview of Tibetan Bon, the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space are accessed through the raw powers of nature and through the non-physical beings associated with the natural world. In the Tibetan tantric view, the elements are recognized as five kinds of energy in the body and are balanced with yogic movements, breathing exercises, and visualizations. In the higher teachings of dzogchen, the elements are understood to be the radiance of being and are accessed through pure awareness.

This is a manual for replacing an anxious, narrow, uncomfortable identity with one that is expansive, peaceful, and capable - and the world too is transformed from dead matter and blind processes into a sacred landscape filled with a variety of living forces and beings.

"There is more detailed and at the same time easily understood and useful information about the body and meditative practice than any other book I have seen. Spoken with an elegance that melts into your mind."        ~Anne C. Klein

"The teachings in this book originate in the Tibetan Bön tradition. The book is centered on practices that represent three dimensions of the spiritual journey. These are traditional practices in Tibetan Bön and Buddhism and are meant to be applied, not just understood intellectually. Sometimes we think that we really know something when we have information about it, that we understand anything we can talk about. If we do not actually do practice, but only read about practice, it's analogous to owning medicine and talking about it rather than taking it and being cured.

Most of the practices in this book are supportive practices. They enhance the quality of life, promote healing, and offer some protection from harm and illness. They can keep us alert rather than dull, relaxed rather than agitated. They can contribute to our health, vigor, and pleasure in life. This is good and worthwhile. However, the practices are most importantly used to develop spiritually. They change our perspectives about our relationships to the natural world and to our own experiences; they open and expand our views. And they support our meditation practices. When the elements are out of balance, it's difficult to do meditative practice and we are more likely to be forced to work with illness, agitation, dullness, or distraction.

The practices presented here help us to overcome external obstacles as well as disturbances in the mind and energy by balancing the elements in the dimension of the individual. When the elements are balanced, it's easier to abide in the nature of mind, in the buddha-nature, which is the final method and goal of the spiritual journey."

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is one of the few Bon masters now living in the West. His skill as a teacher reflects his more than 15 years in guiding Western practitioners. He is the founder and director of the Ligmincha Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is the author of The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep and Wonders of the Natural Mind.

Author Wangyal, Tenzin
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 159 pp.
Publisher Snow Lion Publications 2002
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