The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen
Author: Tenzin Wangyal
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
A Buddhist manual for replacing an anxious, narrow, uncomfortable identity with one that is expansive, peaceful, and capable. In the shamanic worldview of Tibet, the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space are accessed through the raw powers of nature and through non-physical beings associated with the natural world. The Tibetan tantric view recognizes the elements as five kinds of energy in the body and balances them with a program of yogic movements, breathing exercises, and visualizations. In Dzogchen teachings, the elements are understood to be the radiance of being, and are accessed through pure awareness. Healing with Form, Energy, and Light offers the reader healing meditations and yogic practices on each of these levels. Tenzin Rinpoche's purpose is to strengthen our connection to the sacred aspect of the natural world and to present a guide that explains why certain practices are necessary and in what situations practices are effective or a hindrance. And the world too is transformed from dead matter and blind processes into a sacred landscape filled with an infinite variety of living forces and beings. "The secrets freely given in this volume can help us lay sound foundations for whatever yogic practice we may adopt. Tenzin Rinpoche has rendered all a great service." —Yoga Studies
Guided Practices to Activate the Power of Sacred Sound
Author: Tenzin Wangyal-Rinpoche
Publisher: Sounds True
"It is my sincere desire that this simple and elegant practice of the Five Warrior Syllables, which is based on the highest teachings of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition of which I am a lineage holder, will benefit many beings in the West. Please receive it with my blessing, and bring it into your life. Let it support you to become kind and strong and clear and awake."—Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche One of the world's oldest unbroken spiritual traditions is the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. This wisdom path has survived, thanks to the efforts of a handful of dedicated lamas such as Bön lineage holder Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Now, with Tibetan Sound Healing, you can connect to the ancient sacred sounds of the Bön practice—and through them, activate the healing potential of your natural mind. The Bön healing tradition invokes the Five Warrior Syllables—"seed" sounds that bring us to the essential nature of mind and release the boundless creativity and positive qualities that are fundamental to it. Through the medicine of sound, you can clear obstacles in your body, your energy and emotions, and the subtle sacred dimensions of your being. In this integrated book-and-CD learning program, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche gives you the tools to access wisdom and compassion and use the vibration of sacred sound to cultivate the healing power within your body's subtle channels. The spiritual heritage of the Bön is rich with methods to guide all beings on the path to liberation. With Tibetan Sound Healing, you are invited to learn from a master of this ancient lineage—and discover the power of sacred sound to purify your body, connect with your inherent perfection and completeness, and awaken spiritual virtue.
Awakening the Luminous Mind is the third book of guided meditation practices in a series by the acclaimed author and teacher, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Tenzin Rinpoche will guide you to bring these simple practices into your everyday life by turning inward and finding what he calls your "inner refuge." By this he means boundless space, infinite awareness, and the qualities that arise that have the power to transform your life. As you follow the principles in this book and complimentary audio downloads, you will discover greater creativity and intelligence, liberation from suffering, understanding and connectivity, and freedom from the ego that strives to control our life experiences.
In this book, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American scholar and teacher of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a rigorously trained Tibetan Lama who was among the first to bring Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, provide a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This is the first time a Bon philosophical text of this scope has been translated into any Western language, and as such it is a significant addition to the study of Tibetan religion and Eastern thought. Klein and Rinpoche provide extensive introductory, explanatory and historical material that situates the text in the context of Tibetan thought and culture, thus making it accessible to nonspecialists, and an essential reference for scholars and practitioners alike.
"Energy healing is a powerful technique based on the principle that our physical body is only one part of our wellness picture--we also have an energetic body that affects our physical, mental and emotional health. In this book, gifted energy healer Abby Wynne explains how energy impacts you in your everyday life and how you can work with it to heal, rebalance and thrive."--
This biography explores Alice Walker's life experiences and her lifework in context of her philosophical thought, and celebrates the author's creative genius and heroism. • Represents the only biography that offers a philosophical examination of this deeply philosophical artist-activist • Provides insightful perspectives on negotiating our ever-changing and volatile world
Ecowomanism features the voices of women of African descent and their contributions to the environmental justice movement. The edited volume features religious perspectives from Ghana, West Africa, Tibet, Brazil, and the southern United States.
Introducing the history and basic laws of alchemy and how they are linked to tarot, astrology, Qabala, and the four elements, this practical guide features safe, modern techniques for creating distillations, stones, tinctures, and elixirs for physical healing, spellwork, and much more. Original.
One of the world's oldest unbroken spiritual traditions is the Bn Buddhist tradition of Tibet. This wisdom path has survived thanks to the efforts of a handful of dedicated lamas, such as Bn lineage holder Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Now, with Tibetan Sound Healing, we can connect to the ancient sacred sounds of the Bn practice - and through them, activate our healing potential. The Bn healing tradition invokes the Five Warrior Syllables - ''seed'' sounds that bring us to the essential nature of mind, and release the boundless creativity and positive qualities that are fundamental to it. Through the medicine of sound, we can clear obstacles from our body, our energy and emotions, and the subtle sacred dimensions of our being. In this integrated book learning program, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche gives us the tools to access wisdom and compassion, and use the vibration of sacred sound to purify our body, connect with our inherent perfection and completeness, and awaken spiritual virtue. Bn spiritual master Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche guides you in the use of each of the Five Warrior Syllables, then teaches key practices to harness the medicine of these sacred sounds for purification, vitality, and awakening your natural mind.
Traditional Chinese medicine has a strong scientific basis, but the science of these important preparations is often rarely discussed. Western approaches often simplify traditional Chinese medicine to drug discovery in Chinese plants, however, the majority of traditional Chinese medications use complex mixtures of plant extracts, rather than single purified drugs. The combination of different extracts is based on yin, yang and chi theories, which are often poorly understood in the West. Yin and yang are known to be the balance of agonists and antagonists, whereas chi derives from signalling processes in the body and regulates bodily functions. Traditional Chinese medical practitioners understand that yin, yang and chi constantly interact in the body to maintain health. Western medical practitioners understand how to use agonists and antagonists and how to modify signalling processes, but generally do not accept the use of complex plant extracts to perform these functions. Aimed at medical scientists, and including detailed explanations of the theories behind the science, this text may help researchers to understand, and communicate more effectively with, Chinese medical practitioners and will lead to greater acceptance of traditional medications in the West. Presenting a clear rationale for the use of traditional Chinese medications in Western medical facilities, it enables scientists to find new directions in experimental design and encourage examination of these useful, but often poorly understood, preparations in clinical trials.
Understanding how our actions, words, and thoughts interact enhances our ability to progress in spiritual practice and brings us closer to self-realization. In a warm, informal style Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche opens up Tibetan meditation practice to both beginners and experienced students, placing as much emphasis on practice as on knowledge. Depending on the sources of the problems in our lives, he offers practices that work with the body, speech, or the mind—a collection of Tibetan yoga exercises, visualizations, sacred sound practices, and spacious meditations on the nature of mind. Together, he says, knowledge and regular meditation practice can alter our self-image and lead to a lighter, more joyful sense of being. The stillness of the body, the silence of speech, and the spacious awareness of mind are the true three doors to enlightenment.
Welcome to the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the human energetic anatomy. Here is a reference that no personal or professional health-care library should be without—an in-depth, illustrated guide to the invisible energies of the spirit, psyche, and consciousness that influence every aspect of our well-being. Whether you are looking for the right complementary medicine to enhance your own healing practice, seeking perennial wisdom about your body’s energetic nature from world traditions, or exploring the quantum edge of intention-based care, The Subtle Body is an indispensible companion for exploring virtually any facet of holistic healing. Created for healing professionals and patients alike, this volume provides a lexicon of terms, illustrations, and detailed entries about our energetic biology and how it relates to our physical being. This invaluable information will help you enhance any form of health care and give you the knowledge you need to develop an integrated approach for your clients’ well-being—or your own. All healers are "energetic" healers, whether they know it or not. Because every health issue has a physical and an energetic component, even a simple physical treatment like bandaging a cut also impacts the body's spiritual, mental, and emotional welfare. The Subtle Body is a comprehensive encyclopedia devoted to the critical world of our invisible anatomy, where so much of healing actually occurs. Compiled by intuitive healer and scholar Cyndi Dale, this 500-page full color illustrated reference book covers: What is the "subtle body"? New scientific understanding of our quantum-state existence and the unseen fields that determine our physical condition True integrative care: how combining Eastern energetic modalities with Western scientific rigor yields optimum results The meridians, fields, and chakras: detailed information and diagrams about the role of these energetic structures in our overall health Energy-based therapy principles from the world's healing traditions--including Ayurveda, Qigong, Reiki, Quabalah, and many more For professionals who want to make the leap from being good healers to great ones, one thing is clear: we need to care for every facet of our well-being. With The Subtle Body, practitioners and patients alike now have an unprecedented resource for understanding the physical, energetic, and spiritual elements of human health--for an informed, complete approach to healing.
The ancient practice of soul retrieval is one of the most powerful healing processes that you will learn while walking the shamanic path with heart. In this illustrated book you will learn the formal process carried out by modern core shamanic practitioners to retrieve the lost soul essence of a person, and effectively reintegrate it so the client may then heal the deepest wounds of their soul. Sandra Ingerman and Alberto Villoldo have written several popular books to help the layman understand what soul retrieval is and why one might want to embark on the soul retrieval journey. However, what is missing is a step-by-step guide that supports the shamanic practitioner in learning how to do the actual work. That is why this book was written.
The ancient practice of soul retrieval is one of the most powerful healing processes that you will learn while walking the shamanic path with heart. In this illustrated book you will learn the formal process carried out by modern core shamanic practitioners to retrieve the lost soul essence of a person, and effectively reintegrate it so the client may then heal the deepest wounds of their soul. Sandra Ingerman and Alberto Villoldo have written several popular books to help the layman understand what soul retrieval is and why one might want to embark on the soul retrieval journey. However, what is missing is a step-by-step guide that supports the shamanic practitioner in learning how to do the actual work. That is why this book was written. An ePUB version (item # 8541804) suitable for Apple iPad or SONY readers is also available for download.
Trine presents an in-depth, yet easily understood history of the Akashic Records and uncovers the ancient connection to divine memory, judgment, and destiny as the Book of Life. She reaches into Hinduism, Buddhism, and Tibetan Bn to understand the Akasha.