Healing with Form, Energy and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra and DzogchenPaperback
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- Publisher: Snow Lion Publications
- Format: Paperback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 221mm x 8mm | 295g
- Publication date: 29 July 2002
- Publication City/Country: Ithaca
- ISBN 10: 1559391766
- ISBN 13: 9781559391764
- Sales rank: 47,456
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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Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a lama in the Bon 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 Bon tradition. He was born in Amritsar, India, after his parents fled the Chinese invasion of Tibet and received training from both Buddhist and Bon 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.
"This book is a thrilling view of the intersection of eastern wisdom, spirituality, and healing. The majestic perspective embodied in these pages reminds us of our connection with the Divine, without which genuine health is impossible."