Buddhist Studies Institute
The Universe is made up of five elements, Earth, Water Fire, Air, and Space. In the same way, a human body is also made up of these five elements called panchamahabhuta. The knowledge of these five elements is an essential pre-requisite for someone advancing in Yoga practice. Whether we know it or not, all yoga practices work on the five elements. The foundation of yoga therapy and of Ayurveda is also a knowledge of these elements (tattwas). Ayurveda uses these elements to .
A mudra is used in yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism as a sacred and symbolic gesture. The most well-known mudras are used as a way of channeling the flow of essential life force energy known as prana during yoga and meditation practice. The term translates as "gesture,"' "mark" or "seal" that is derived from Sanskrit. Although they have been around for thousands of years and have appeared in various religions and cultures, including Christianity, Egyptian .
Navaratri, the Sanskrit word for "nine nights", also called Durga Puja is a major festival held in India for the honor of the divine feminine. There are two festivals of Navaratri: Chaitra Navaratri and Sharad Navaratri or Maha Navaratri. Chaitra Navaratri occurs during the spring season. Rama Navami, the birthday of great Lord Rama, usually falls on the ninth day of Chaitra Navaratri and thus, Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Ram Navaratri. In the .
Tibetan herbs combine the holistic principles of Ayurveda and the natural bounty of the Himalayas with the philosophical and spiritual beliefs of the Buddhist faith. The medicinal practice helps one to maintain a sense of balance between the mind and body as well as the balance of the entire organism with the universe. According to this ancient science, illnesses readily occur when a disruption in this balance arises. Top 15 Tibetan Herbs Calcitum (Calcite) is used for .
The Vedic Meditation Technique is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced for 20 minutes in the morning and evening while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The Veda is the great body of knowledge that comes to us in an unbroken line of scholarship. From the Veda comes everything we know about yoga, the health science of Ayurveda and the Veda is the root of most of what is broadly called ‘Eastern philosophies’. Essentially, Vedic .