Awakening the Sacred Body

✾ [EPUB] ✶ Awakening the Sacred Body By Tenzin Wangyal ❦ – Awakening the Sacred Body brings the ancient art of Tibetan breathing practices to the mainstream Teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche outlines the theory and process of two powerful meditations—the Nine Awakening the Sacred Body brings the ancient art of Tibetan breathing practices to the mainstream Teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche outlines the theory and process of two powerful meditations—the Nine Breathings of Purification and the Tsa Lung movements—that can help you change the way you think feel and experience the worldThe simple methods presented in.Awakening the Sacred Body

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche བསྟན་འཛིན་དབང་རྒྱལ་ bstan 'dzin dbang rgyal is a teacher lama of the Bön Tibetan religious tradition He is presently based in the United States of America where he founded the Ligmincha Institute in as a c nonprofit organization in order to preserve the ancient teachings transmissions and practices of the Bön Buddhist traditionThe Awakening the Epub / degree of Gesh.

Awakening the Sacred Body eBook Ù Awakening the  Epub
  • 148 pages
  • Awakening the Sacred Body
  • Tenzin Wangyal
  • English
  • 08 August 2015
  • 9781401928711

10 thoughts on “Awakening the Sacred Body

  1. says:

    When a reflective person faces extreme challenges in life they often look to established “wisdom traditions” for guidance That’s what I as a reflective person and shamanic practitioner who has faced extreme challenges have doneAwakening the Sacred Body offers some very detailed instruction on the use of breath and body exercises to clear internal blockages that hinder our growth and stop us from reaching our highest potential The cogency of the instructions is what makes this book one of the best in terms of Tibetan YogaTsa Lung instructionUnfortunately the author is plagued by a condition I’ve encountered freuently among writers and teachers in Buddhism and Buddhism related traditions I’ve dubbed this condition OAMs Oblivious and Arrogant Monk Syndrome pronounced OM the “s” is silentOAMs manifests in the following way A teacher usually of the male gender emphatically emphasizes the centrality of compassion and eradication of ignorance as a component of the path to enlightenment but then repeatedly displays utter lack of compassion and complete ignorance at a later points in the teachings The irony is not only overlooked by the Oblivious monk but the potential for the existence of said irony is rejected by the Arrogant aspect of the monkHow does OAMs present within this text and why does it matter?OAMs presents in this text when the author repeatedly asserts that all life obstacles or “stories” created and replayed by the conceptual mind are euivalent in terms of severity and the strategies needed to resolve them Rinpoche acknowledges early on in the text that some adverse life events can cause blockages that put our desires to change our behaviors outside the scope of what willpower alone can accomplish but in short order he’s downplaying or erasing the severity and differing effects and outcomes of certain lived experiences This is OAMs 101; presenting a teaching as universal wisdom when it doesn’t apply to all humans universally The effect of this is to essentially erase the lived experiences of those humans to whom the teaching doesn’t pertain which often serves to create further trauma and blockages Here are some specific examples of where this occurs in the text When teaching how to clear the throat chakra Rinpoche describes all kinds of maladaptive communications that can result from a blockage in this chakra Nowhere does he acknowledge that there are multiple medical conditions that can affect a person’s ability to speak and that these conditions affect many many people worldwide  As someone who has been completely non verbal due to a neuroimmunological condition reading this section made me feel erased No I don't expect for every statistically uncommon condition that exists be explicitly recognized and spoken to in every self help text but I believe that true compassion means you don't explicitly exclude or downplay the effects of severe andor prolonged adverse experiences with paragraphs like this  “If you know the mind is changeable you can have influence over it and you are in good shape But if you think the mind has some inherent solidity to it this is a serious problem You may be thinking right now “You have no idea of the difficulties I am facing in my life” Of course everybody says those things It’s nothing new It’s the same story””There ya go folks If you literally lack the ability to speak as many people with autism and various other conditions experience it’s the “same story” Are you so disabled by pain from chronic Lyme that you can barely get lift your arms? Same storyHave you survived life as a sex trafficked child? Same story Are you in a combat zone where your job is to kill? Do you often see others die? Same story Are you enslaved your labor exploited daily with no proceeds going to you? Same story Do you experience domestic violence daily that precludes you having a meditation practice? Same story Do you eat experience food or housing insecurity that precludes you from having a stable meditation practice? Same storyExperiencing torture by a corrupt regime? Same storyDoes the violent and destructive behavior of your immunologically injured child cause your family severe isolation? Same storyBasically if you’ve lived through any severe trauma or have what’s considered Complex PTSD proceed with caution with this book While the actually exercises are highly effective and liberating you will need to already have a significant font of emotional fortitude to have your experiences erased from the conversation You’ll need to be able to withstand the gaslighting and the euivocation of your extreme experiences with the examples of benign interactions with co workers and spouses Rinpoche fails to understand that a major source of wind channel blockages in trauma survivors is due to how abusive people often downplay the existence of or effects of trauma The author's choice of language mirrors the language that abusers use when they try to dismiss the existence of or downplay the effects of abuse Here’s where the irony hits hardest—these exercises are actually very useful for releasing the blockages and pain associated with having others downplay and dismiss the severity and impact of severe trauma It would be far helpful if Rinpoche addressed this directly that rather than erasing or downplaying the lived experiences of some humans beings I call this refusal to address extreme adverse conditions and their outcomes Buddhism’s “not so noble silence” The silence is very loud throughout this textIf you’ve lived and continue to live an ordinary life with ordinary obstacles this book is going to be a simple and fantastic read If your experiences are outside the norm prepare to face invalidation on your road to liberation If you can read this text without internalizing Rinpoche’s ignorance you will gain a lot of benefit from these exercises If you’re not at a place where you can do that you I suggest seeking knowledge from other wisdom traditions that actually recognize the divergent outcomes that can result from extraordinary lived experiences Many African shamanic traditions offer a lot of help in this regard They don’t suffer from the same not so noble silence and their teachers don’t display symptoms of OAMs Malidoma Somé and other teachers in Africa shamanic traditions understand and explicitly address how a person's spirit is affected by severe and repeated trauma and what to do about it These teachers don’t shame you for recognizing that your experience of severe and repeated adversity is not euivalent to the experiences of a financially secure non disabled adult with non disabled children suburban Buddhist whose foremost concerns are getting that promotion and discontinuing patterns of poor communication with their spouseIf your life and your obstacles are “typical” in severity and scope this book is for you no caveats If you’re outside the typical proceed with caution If you want a book on Tsa Lung that leaves out the erasure and shaming I recommend Geshe YongDong Losar’s Calm Breath Calm Mind The instructions aren’t presented uite as masterfully as Rinpoche’s but you won’t have to deal with potentially triggering content

  2. says:

    In this book the author shares the Tsa Lung and 9 purification breaths techniues and explains how to work with them The book also comes with a DVD so that you can actually see how to do the exercises I found the writing to be clear and explicit and it made it easy to learn the exercises Doing these exercises in conjunction with other Dzogchen techniues can help you uite a bit with internal work you are doing around issues as well as learning how to experience yourself and the world from a place of stillness I highly recommend this book if you want to learn about Dzogchen or learn some alternative approaches to meditation

  3. says:

    This book describes and provides a context for practices I learned in a workshop with a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Marcy Vaughn My experience has been that these practices called tsa lung are both very simple and very powerful The DVD that accompanies the book shows Wangyal Rinpoche himself performing the exercises so who knows you may well be able to learn them from that alone Although I did not take up these practices for my physical health to my amazement a remarkable improvement in my asthma was among the benefits

  4. says:

    Simple Clear Direct Short Profound Inspiring What could you want from a book?

  5. says:

    This is a fabulous book with wonderful practices that use the body as a gateway into one's true nature I totally recommend it to anyone who is looking for real transformation in their life

  6. says:

    ANF 2995

  7. says:

    Excellent book complete with dvd on the Tibetan Tsa lung practices which I tearh and practice I highly recommend

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