Tummo is an ancient Buddhist yoga form that produces internal heat within the body that is caused by a combination of specific exercises and meditation processes. It is sometimes referred to as the yoga of “inner heat”, “psychic heat” or “mystic heat”. It is an essential skill for Vajrayana Buddhist practitioners who are seeking to perfect the “completion stage” of Vajrayana practice. Vajrayana tantric practice, generally speaking, involves a “creation stage” wherein the practitioner develops a vision of a deity, or “yidam” and a “completion stage” wherein the visualization of the deity is disassembled to the naked emptiness of natural mind. This seems simple, but it is actually quite challenging and most Vajrayana practitioners practice their entire lives to develop this skill.
For Over Twenty-three Years, Lama Lodu Rinpoche Has Been Bringing Vajrayana Teachings To St. Louis And Changing My Life For The Better.
For Centuries, Eastern Wellness Systems Have Understood Breath As An Essential Foundation For All Health and Meditative Practices. Western Wellness Is Finally Catching Up.
For those interested in good health, fitness, meditation, or nutrition, they find that when they add breathwork to their practice, it transforms the results they are already getting in other areas.
Anyone can register for Releasing 2017 – Creating 2018, an introduction to transformational breathwork workshop, happening December 31st. This is an opportunity for participants to discover breathwork and bid farewell to this year as they create their intention for life in 2018.
A Non-Religious Look At Buddhism Exploring An Ancient Model Of Consciousness In the Context Of the Digital Age
Recent graduates of The Healing Arts Center often hear HAC president, Dave Kenyon, make references to Buddhism. A long-time Tibetan Buddhist, Kenyon integrates Buddhist thinking into virtually everything he does, works on or talks about. "I have been fortunate, to have received rather extensive training from very accomplished Buddhist teachers during much of my adult life", says Kenyon. "To me, Buddhism makes perfect sense largely because you can test it in your life experience without having to take anything on faith - I am, after all, a natural skeptic."
Kenyon is an attorney by training and says that he used Buddhist principles even during the first twenty years of his career when he was a litigator. "It was often challenging to zealously advocate for a client and still keep the moral precepts while working your way toward inner calm, but then again, all life is challenging in this way and everyone has to make their way through Samsara ("the ocean of suffering") one way or another regardless of their career path. But there is a way to be effective and compassionate in nearly every occupation, if you take the time to reflect on it and figure it out."
We have all been called upon at one time or another to help someone else through a difficult time. When the help required consists of concrete actions, such as running errands or making phone calls, we know what to do, but what happens when the help requires a deeper level of care? When we are called to help someone deal with emotional pain, how can we help?
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