This course will be delivered in a blended format of pre-recorded content plus two 90-minute synchronous online sessions with the instructor on Tuesdays, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16, 2021; 7–8:30
This course will be delivered in a blended format of pre-recorded content plus two 90-minute synchronous online sessions with the instructor on Tuesdays, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16, 2021; 7–8:30 p.m.
Breathing is one of the most fundamental acts of life. Tuning into your breath and increasing its ease can be transformational, particularly in times of substantial stress. Meditation offers a range of practical tools to reconnect us with our breath, body, mind and spirit. Tibetan meditation expert Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., reviews scientific findings on the health benefits of meditation and shares simple yet profound meditative techniques and breathing exercises. This class includes practices that may help you build resilience by staying more present and calm. The course consists of four pre-recorded sessions and also includes two live sessions with the instructor to learn additional meditation techniques, ask questions, and to receive guidance on sustaining a meditative practice.
September 30 (Thursday) 12:00 am - December 10 (Friday) 12:00 am
Rice U. - Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies - Anderson-Clarke Center
6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005
Discover the “magical movements” (trul khor) of Tibetan yoga in this groundbreaking new course taught by Dr. Alejandro Chaoul. Be guided through each yogic posture and movement, while learning how
Discover the “magical movements” (trul khor) of Tibetan yoga in this groundbreaking new course taught by Dr. Alejandro Chaoul. Be guided through each yogic posture and movement, while learning how to use your breath and physical body to serve the practice of meditation, and the cultivation of genuine well-being.
What You’ll Learn:
The history of Tibetan yoga in the Bon tradition
The essential practices of trul khor or “magical movements,” the physical postures and movements of Tibetan yoga
How trul khor relates to the profound view and practice of Dzogchen
How the subtle body relates to meditation, and our experience of reality
Breathing techniques to help us cultivate calmness and peace
How to keep whatever meditation we practice fresh and inspired
Sacred and priceless techniques to benefit our spiritual life, and bring lasting wellness into our daily life
(Friday) 12:00 am
Tsa Lung is a series of ancient yogic practices that brings balance and harmony to our physical body, energy, and mind. The term Tsa Lung can be translated as the
Tsa Lung is a series of ancient yogic practices that brings balance and harmony to our physical body, energy, and mind. The term Tsa Lung can be translated as the energy-winds (Tibetan: Lung, Skt. Prana, Chinese, Qi) in the Channels, for these practices are designed to open the subtle channels, guiding the healthy flow of the energy-winds so that we can enjoy good health and reconnect with more calmness to a quiet, peaceful mind. These exercises are easy to perform, and are suitable for everyone.
The course is divided into four week-long sections:
External Tsa Lung: bringing harmony and wellness to the body
Internal Tsa Lung: balancing the subtle winds
Secret Tsa Lung: connecting to the essence of mind
Integrating Tsa Lung: using the Tsa Lung exercises in combination, and with other practices
Each section includes a teaching video by Alejandro and demonstration of the methods, followed by a guided meditation video using the practices. Participants are encouraged to practice every day, or at least three days a week, for a 45-minute session. Written guides to the practices are included and may be downloaded along with MP3 recordings of the guided practices. Each section also includes suggested readings in the Awakening the Sacred Body book by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
There will be one live Zoom session guided by Alejandro on February 5, in which he will guide practice and take questions.
October 15 (Friday) 12:00 am - November 14 (Sunday) 12:00 am
When we bring our attention to our body, our breath and our mind, what happens and why? How does our relationship to sensations, thoughts and perceptions change through meditation and
When we bring our attention to our body, our breath and our mind, what happens and why? How does our relationship to sensations, thoughts and perceptions change through meditation and other energetic practices? Can science and medicine inform how we engage with these ancient traditions? At the Serenity Ridge Dialogues online summit this October, you’ll explore these fascinating questions and much more.
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will be joined by honored guests His Holiness Sakya Trizin, Dr. B. Alan Wallace, author and expert on Tibetan Buddhism, and leading scientists, physicians and practitioners for this FREE, LIVE ONLINE SUMMIT from October 23-24.
The Dialogues feature deep conversations at the intersection of scientific and spiritual knowledge about body, breath and mind. Buddhism, medicine, neuroscience, physics, and physiology are the heart of this online summit from Serenity Ridge Retreat Center, Ligmincha International and Wisdom Publications.
The summit opens Saturday morning with an invitation to center yourself through guided meditation with Alejandro Chaoul. “Our keynote follows with a dialogue between Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, His Holiness Sakya Trizin and Dr. B. Alan Wallace, moderated by Wisdom CEO/Publisher Dr. Daniel Aitken on the intersection of science and spirituality in our lives today, and several facets of practicing dharma in the modern world.” Hear them share their unique views on the convergence of science and Buddhism and how it can inform your spiritual practice. Join live on Zoom or watch live on Facebook.
Continuing on Saturday October 23 and Sunday October 24 join us for a series of live Zoom webinars including:
- 4 dialogue sessions featuring presentations of recent scientific and medical research on the body, breath, and mind in moderated discussion.
- 14 expert panelists.
- 5 guided meditation sessions with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and other esteemed teachers.
- Tibetan yoga practice with Serenity Ridge’s Alejandro Chaoul and Rob Patzig.
- Connect during a live audience Q&A session featuring all the panelists in our culminating capstone event!
This summit will be recorded and the recordings will be available for purchase afterward.
22 (Friday) 8:00 am - 23 (Saturday) 6:00 pm