Healing with Form, Energy and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen

Healing with Form, Energy and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen

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by Tenzin W. Rinpoche, Tenzin Wangyal
     
 

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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. In the Tibetan tantric view the elements are recognized as five kinds of energy in the body and are balanced with a program of yogic movements, breathing

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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. In the Tibetan tantric view the elements are recognized as five kinds of energy in the body and are balanced with a program of yogic movements, breathing exercises, and visualizations. In these 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. 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 an infinite variety of living forces and beings.

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"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

"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, founding director, Dawn Mountain Tibetan Temple, Houston, and author of Knowledge and Liberation, Meeting the Great Bliss Queen, and Path to the Middle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559391764
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
245,452
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.52(d)

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From the Publisher
"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

"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, founding director, Dawn Mountain Tibetan Temple, Houston, and author of Knowledge and Liberation, Meeting the Great Bliss Queen, and Path to the Middle

 

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Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a lama in the Bön tradition of Tibet, presently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the founder and director of Ligmincha Institute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bön tradition. He was born in Amritsar, India, after his parents fled the Chinese invasion of Tibet and received training from both Buddhist and Bön teachers, attaining the degree of Geshe, the highest academic degree of traditional Tibetan culture. He has been in the United States since 1991 and has taught widely in Europe and America.

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