The body is the physical structure of the individual. According to the Buddha’s analysis, the body is one of the five constituents that make up the individual and consists of the elements of solidity, fluidity, caloricity and space.
The Universe is made up of five elements, Earth, WaterFire, 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 .
“Buddha” is a Sanskrit word that means “fully awakened.” It refers not only to Shakyamuni, or Gautama, the
founder of the teachings that came to be known as Buddhism.
A powerful way to discover our own buddha-nature is to open ourselves to the external Buddha. With continual
practice, our ordinary self-image gradually falls away and We learn instead to identify with our innate wisdom and compassion: our own Buddhahood.
Before starting the meditation place the Thangka/painting of Shakyamuni .
This translation of 108 Verses Praising is of the renowned MongolianLama Lobsang Tayang's work. He was a highly esteemed interpreter of the Gelugpa tradition, and his writings cover a wide range of Tibetan literature, Tantra, logic and philosophy.
About Lama Lobsang Tayang
Geshe Lobsang Tayang was born in 1867 in the Gobi desert, was renowned for his vast knowledge of Buddhism. He was compared to the Indian pandit Ashvagosha, author of the “50 Verses .
The Kaihōgyō is a 1000-day pilgrimage around Mount Hiei, which takes seven years to complete on foot.
It is a ritual performed by monks, or gyoja, in the Tendai sect. The journey is equivalent to a trip around the globe and is traditionally seen as a way for monks to offer prayers to the Buddhas and for the well-being of others.
Only 46 monks have survived the ritual since it began in 1885, and those who are .
Throughout this world, there are many mysterious and amazing feats that can be found. People are capable of doing most incredible things that we have never deemed possible.
Only by truly believing in ourselves can we accomplish what were thought as impossible goals.
Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei
In Mount Hiei of Japan, there can be found a small group of monks who live in a monastery and can accomplish many remarkable challenges. This mountain had .
Lung-gom-pa is an esoteric skill in Tibetan Buddhism that is believed to enable practitioners to run for extended periods of time without tiring.
This technique is similar to those used by Kaihōgyō monks in Japan and practitioners of Shugendō.
Like so much about Tibet, Lung-gom-pa running remains something of an enigma.
Enlightenment through physical endurance
Lung-gom-pa, also known as "tibetan marathon runners," is a form of spiritual training within Tibetan Buddhism.
This practice involves intensive spiritual training, .
The phurba is a ritual dagger used in Tantric practices. It is used to protect against negative energies and to promote positive change.
The phurba is not to be used for violence or harm, and should only be used for ritual purposes. It is a powerful tool for protection and should be used with care and respect.
Origin of Phurba in Tibet
The renowned BuddhistmasterPadmasambhava, who was initiated by the Indian sage Prabhahastin, is said .
Tibetanmandalatantric practices are used to cultivate and generate energy, and to bring about transformation and healing.
Tibetan Mandala as a meditationtoolMandalas can be created with a variety of materials commonly including sand, paint or fabric (appliqué).
According to the Tibetan teachings the mandala is a tool for working with the energies of the cosmos including :
the bodythe mindthe spirit
In other words, the mandala can help control inner feelings by accessing and channeling .
Chöd practice is a practice developed by a Tibetan woman teacher named Machig Labdrön in the 11th century.
What is Chöd?
Chöd is a confrontation process with fear and then pushing through it to achieve freedom.
In other words, Chöd is a practice of feeding, not fighting, that which assails us.
In the traditional practice, you are transforming your body into a nectar and then feeding it a series of guests (fears).
Who can practice Chöd?
The type of person .
Downward Dog Pose and Downward-facing Dog Pose is also known as Adho Mukha Shvanasana. Downward-facing Dog Pose is an inversion asana in modern yoga as exercise which is often practiced as part of a flowing sequence of poses especially Surya Namaskar which means the Salute to the Sun. The asana does not have formally named variations but several playful variants are used to assist beginning practitioners to become comfortable in the pose.
Downward Dog stretches .