TIBETAN YOGA FOR HEALTH & WELL-BEING—ONLINE VIA ZOOM
12-15 November 2020, with Alejandro Chaoul-Reich

Beginners and experienced students alike are invited to join us November 12–15, 2020 for instruction in the ancient practice of Tibetan yoga (trul khor), from the Bön A-tri Dzogchen tradition. This course can stand alone and also will be the first in a series of teachings to take place over the next three years.

Tibetan yoga can serve as a powerful support for all spiritual practitioners, not only those with an interest in physical yogas. In the Tibetan spiritual traditions, body, speech/breath and mind are known as the three doors to enlightenment or the natural state. The contemplative physical movements of Tibetan yoga of the A-tri tradition enable us to enter all three doors through a single practice, offering a powerful, skillful means for clearing the obstacles and obscurations to openness and clarity in meditation practice.

The distinctive movements of trul khor arose as the result of deep meditation practice by Tibetan yogic adepts. Traditionally practiced in remote Himalayan caves and monasteries, the trul khor movements are now being made accessible to serious Western students. They are a powerful tool for clearing, balancing and harmonizing the subtle aspects of one’s energetic dimension.

When the channels of the subtle energy body are clear and the winds circulating through them (prana, vital breath) flow unimpeded, the natural state of the mind—spacious, aware and with an unobstructed flow of energy—is revealed. This natural state cannot be created or destroyed; it is universal, unborn and undefiled. Trul khor also can support meditative awareness on or off the meditation cushion, while helping to reduce drowsiness, agitation and dullness and improve physical health.

All students are warmly encouraged to learn these movements and benefit from practicing them. There is no prerequisite for attending this retreat. For those interested in deepening their practice of Tibetan yoga, this retreat will serve as the first in a series for trul khor training based on the Bön A-tri Dzogchen tradition. An intermediate training program will be offered over the following two years, followed by an advanced training for two more years.

This retreat will be held online via Zoom. Future trainings may be held at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center once the center reopens. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Ale’s book Tibetan Yoga for Health & Well-Being is available through the Ligmincha bookstore or on amazon.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Wisdom Academy is offering all trul-khor registrants a $50 discount for their course on Tibetan Yoga with Ale. You can join anytime. Read more about the course here. A discount code for the Wisdom course will be provided to all who register for Ligmincha’s course.

Alejandro Chaoul-Reich, Ph.D., has been teaching these retreats for more than 20 years at the request of Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. A senior student of Rinpoche, he has studied trul khor with many masters of the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. He received his Ph.D. in Tibetan religions from Rice University, with his dissertation on Tibetan Yoga and applications in contemporary healthcare environments. He is currently the director of the Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute and is an adjunct professor and at the University of Texas (UT) MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and in UT’s Medical School. He teaches meditation to cancer patients and their supporters and is involved in research using tsa lung trul khor with cancer patients and their caregivers. He is also a senior teacher of The 3 Doors, and a contemplative Fellow of the Mind & Life Institute. Alejandro will be assisted by Rob Patzig, president and board chair of Ligmincha International, and an experienced yoga teacher and trul khor practitioner.

More information and registration: https://ligmincha.org/centers-usa-serenityridge/

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