Training the Wisdom Body: Buddhist Yogic Exercise

The book includes an overview of the unique tradition of Buddhist yoga; presentations on the three foundational principles of renunciation, compassionate bodhichitta, and the profound view of reality; and an explanation of the three aspects—body, mind, and subtle body—that comprise our whole being.

There are instructions on how to work with the body and mind in seated meditation and discussion that explores ways we can further our practice by working with adversities such as fear, procrastination, and anxiety and by looking at how to bring practice mind into daily life. Lujong is a tibetan compound word: lu meaning "body" and jong meaning "training" or "practice.

It provides a thorough foundation for those new to the practice, supports continued practice for those already familiar with the exercises, and helps people engaged in any form of yogic exercise to deepen the potent fusion of meditation and physical movement. Training the wisdom body presents the practice of lujong—exercise for our entire system, from the coarse aspects to the subtler and more profound.

Finally, the book includes exercise instructions that give a complete explanation of the movement practices, with photos to illustrate. Used book in Good Condition.

Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness

Stong nyid sgom rim is a series of meditation practices on a particular aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. Lama shenpen hookham's skillful presentation of Rinpoche's teaching on these progressive stages so many years ago has been a great and enduring gift to the dharma world. I am delighted by this revised edition, expertly translated and arranged by lama shenpen hookham, which will benefit all who take its pithy wisdom to heart” - Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche “Khenpo Rinpoche’s text, is an eminently practical tool to familiarize ourselves with the notoriously difficult Buddhist notion of emptiness through a gradual approach and make it a personal experience in all its facets” - Karl Brunnholzl .

Progressive stages of meditation on emptiness Tib. The idea is that by beginning with one’s first rather coarse common sense understanding, one progresses through increasingly subtle and more refined stages until one arrives at complete and perfect understanding. Each stage in the process prepares the mind for the next in so far as each step is fully integrated into one’s understanding through the meditation process.

Updated in 2016 by Lama Shenpen Hookham. Profound and concise, it is a transformative way for sincere students at any level of study to connect with the experience of shunyata. This is a new edition. The progressive stages of meditation on Emptiness is a signature teaching and systematic method of instruction taught by my amazing guru, Khenchen Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.


Karmamudra: The Yoga of Bliss

Aiming to inform and empower, this book offers vital context and instructions through which beginner and advanced students of any gender or sexual orientation can learn to engage with typically destructive and distracting emotions in a skillful way. Karmamudra refers to the ancient Buddhist practice of partnered sexual yoga.

Drawing on special karmamudra teachings found in the yuthok Nyingthig tradition that are aimed at practitioners without any prior training in tantric yoga, it offers safe and simple methods through which students can work with the raw energy of their desire and transform it into a source of blessings and benefit in their everyday lives.

. Also known as 'the path of skillful means' or 'the Path of Great Bliss', worldly desire, Karmamudra uses powerful meditation techniques to transform ordinary pleasure, and orgasm into vehicles for spiritual transformation and liberation. In this ground-breaking book, dr nida chenagtsang draws on his extensive training in Tibetan medicine and yoga to clarify major misconceptions relating to Tibetan Buddhist Tantra in general and Tibetan Buddhist sexual yoga practices in particular.

Demystifying sexual yoga without depreciating it, initiations, Dr Nida provides an overview of the relationship between Sutric and Tantric orientations in Tibetan Buddhism, and subtle anatomy, offers explanations of Tantric vows, and explores both bio-medical and traditional Tibetan ideas about sexual health and well-being.

Speaking in a colloquial style as a physician, yogi, well-being and empowerment in a learned, and parent, teacher, he addresses issues of sexual abuse, down-to-earth and compassionate way.

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it. More than sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious, less attached view of the self, all of which are missing in widespread versions of mind training.

Sweeping away common misconceptions and neuromythology to open readers’ eyes to the ways data has been distorted to sell mind-training methods, the authors demonstrate that beyond the pleasant states mental exercises can produce, the real payoffs are the lasting personality traits that can result. In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level.

But short daily doses will not get us to the highest level of lasting positive change—even if we continue for years—without specific additions. Exciting, compelling, and grounded in new research, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level. The authors also reveal the latest data from Davidson’s own lab that point to a new methodology for developing a broader array of mind-training methods with larger implications for how we can derive the greatest benefits from the practice.

. Two new york times–bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain.

Tibetan Yoga of Movement: The Art and Practice of Yantra Yoga

The yantra yoga system encompasses 108 sets of movements yantras and several types of breathing to be learned at your own pace. Derived from an eighth-century tibetan buddhist text, Yantra Yoga includes many positions similar to those of Hatha Yoga in form, but different in the dynamics of the way in which they are practiced, especially in the coordination of movement and breathing.

Due to its emphasis on uniting breathing and movement, harmony, Yantra Yoga can deepen the experience of yoga practitioners from any tradition and profoundly benefit anyone seeking authentic balance, and the understanding of our true nature. Chögyal namkhai norbu, the current lineage holder, began transmitting Yantra Yoga in the West in the 1970s.

Presenting detailed instructions accompanied by over 400 instructional photos, methods of breathing, the book describes the sequences of movements, and the concrete health benefits of the practice. Since the eighth century, this yoga teaching has been passed down from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage.

North Atlantic Books. Tibetan yoga of movement introduces the method of Yantra Yoga, a traditional Tibetan form that is one of the oldest recorded systems of yoga in the world.

The Awakening Body: Somatic Meditation for Discovering Our Deepest Life

Includes a link to free downloads of recorded guided practices. Many of us experience life through so many conceptual filters that we never recognize the freedom and joy that are inherent in us—and are in fact the essence of who we are. We can grow old not realizing that one of the most powerful tools to escape the painful knots we tie ourselves in is, literally, at our fingertips: our body.

Here, reggie ray cracks open the shell of the mind-body dichotomy and presents six fundamental body-based practices that connect us back to who we really are. These practices cut through the mental fabrications through which we experience our world and lead us directly to the richness of living a fully present, embodied human life.

Shambhala. North Atlantic Books. A senior buddhist teacher offers six fundamental body-based meditation practices that show the reader that enlightenment is as close to you as your own body.

The Bliss of Inner Fire: Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa

In the classic bestseller, introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe offered a profound and wonderfully clear glimpse into the sophisticated practices of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. Shambhala. Wisdom Publications MA. Lama's own realization of the transformative power of these practices comes through, inspiring his students to discover for themselves their own capacity for inexhaustible bliss.

Mastery of inner fire quickly brings the mind to its most refined and penetrating state--the experience of clear light, an extra-ordinarily powerful state of mind that is unequaled in its ability to directly realize ultimate reality. Lama yeshe felt that twentieth-century Westerners could easily grasp the often misunderstood ideas of this esoteric tradition: "We really need tantra these days because there is a tremendous explosion of delusion and distraction.

And we need the atomic energy of inner fire to blast us out of our delusion. Lama yeshe's aim was for his students to actually taste the experience of inner fire rather than merely gain an intellectual understanding. North Atlantic Books. This present book, the last major teachings of this great lama, opens up the world of advanced practices for Highest Yoga Tantra initiates in much the same way his earlier work opened up the world of tantra in general.

Following je tsongkhapa's 1357-1419 C. E. Text having the three convictions, focusing mainly on the first of these six, Lama Yeshe introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, the practice of inner fire tummo.

Tibetan Yoga for Health & Well-Being: The Science and Practice of Healing Your Body, Energy, and Mind

Translated as "magical movements, " tibetan yoga can improve physical strength and support positive emotional and mental health, healing the body-energy-mind system with a full sense of awareness and harmony. While yoga has become a common practice for health and well-being, the ancient tools of Tibetan yoga remained secret for centuries.

Wisdom Publications MA. Chaoul shares his experiences of daily practice in different settings and cultures, with a focus on simplicity, accessibility, and ease for your real-world lifestyle. He also provides a contextual understanding of the history and lineage of Tibetan yoga so that you will fully be able to remove obstacles from your life and welcome in health and well-being.

In tibetan yoga for health & Well-Being, Alejandro Chaoul, Ph. D. Assistant professor and director of education at the integrative Medicine Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, focuses on the five principal breath-energies of Tibetan medicine and yoga and how special body movements for each engage the five chakras in our body.

North Atlantic Books. Shambhala.

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine

Through lama tsultrim’s story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with her many years of expertise in mandala meditation, you will learn how to strengthen yourself by following this experiential journey to Tantric Buddhist practice. Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis.

Ordained as one of the first western buddhist nuns and recognized as a reincarnation of a renowned eleventh century Tibetan yogini, Lama Tsultrim nonetheless yearned to become a mother, ultimately renouncing her vows so she could marry and have children. The mandala was developed as a tool for spiritual transformation, and as you harness its power, it can serve as a guide to wholeness.

In wisdom rising, lama tsultrim shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of sacred knowledge to invite you to explore an ancient yet accessible path to the ability to shift your emotional challenges into empowerment. Wisdom Publications MA. Her unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment will guide you as you restore your inner spirit, leading you toward the change you aspire to create in the world.

With knowledge of the mandala of the five dakinis female Buddhist deities who embody wisdom, you’ll understand how to embrace the distinct energies of your own nature. When she subsequently lost a child to SIDS, she found courage again in female Buddhist role models, and discovered a way to transform her pain into a path forward.

Words of My Perfect Teacher: A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism Sacred Literature

Patrul rinpoche makes the technicalities of his subject accessible through a wealth of stories, quotations, and references to everyday life. This new edition includes translations of a postface to the text written a century ago for the first printed edition in Tibetan by the first Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, and a new preface by the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

A preface by his holiness the dalai Lama, explanatory notes, insightful introductory essays, and classic illustrations enhance this quintessential introduction to Tibetan Buddhist practice. North Atlantic Books. Great care has been taken by the translators to render the precise meaning of the text in English while still reflecting the vigor and insight of the original Tibetan.

Altamira Press. Shambhala. The notes, glossary and bibliography have been expanded and updated, Sanskrit names and terminology have been given their proper transliterated form, and the illustrations have been improved in quality and supplemented with new material. His style of mixing broad colloquialisms, stringent irony, and poetry has all the life and atmosphere of an oral teaching.

A favorite of tibetans and recommended by the Dalai Lama and other senior Buddhist teachers, this practical guide to inner transformation introduces the fundamental spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. The words of my perfect teacher is the classic commentary on the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingtig—one of the best-known cycles of teachings and a spiritual treasure of the Nyingmapa school—the oldest Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

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Pema Chödrön's Compassion Cards: Teachings for Awakening the Heart in Everyday Life

Wisdom Publications MA. In this boxed set, she provides all the tools needed to practice it in your own life. It includes: * an introduction to the practice * fifty-nine cards representing the full set of lojong teachings for daily inspiration and contemplation * practical commentary from Pema on the reverse of each card * a card stand for easy display * and an audio download of Pema’s teachings on the related practice of tonglen.

These cards were previously published as part of The Compassion Box. 59 beautifully designed cards on the classic Buddhist practice of lojong for everyday inspiration and contemplation--with instructive commentaries by Pema Chödrön to make the teachings accessible and applicable to contemporary life. Let compassion and fearlessness guide you and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad.

Altamira Press. Shambhala. Here pema chödrön offers a powerful method to awaken these qualities using a practice called lojong, which has been a primary focus of her teachings and personal practice for many years. North Atlantic Books. Pema chodron s compassion Cards Teachings for Awakening the Heart in Everyday Life.