Cultivating awareness and understanding of the subtle body is beneficial for tantric and yogic practitioners.
The subtle energy body has different names in different religious traditions from Chinese medicine’s view of chi through the Vedic understanding of prana, nadis and marma points to Tibetan Vajrayana’s focus on winds, channels and drops. Each tradition has their own point of view on the chakras and their own skillful means to make use of their understanding.
For vajrayana and sowa rigpa practioners, it is in important to understand these teaching from the perspective of Tibetan buddhism and in the context of their tradition. Khentrul Rinpoché will give an introductory teaching on the chakras, winds, channels and drops going over what they are and how they relate to the teachings. The energy channels are used in many practices from rapidly cultivating shamatha and vipasanna to ultimately realizing enlightenment through the 6 vajra yogas of Kalachakra.
2019 Colorado Teaching Schedule
Wed, July 17 — Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times: Shambhala and World Peace (Boulder, CO)
Fri-Sun, July 19-22 — Awake in the Bardos Retreat: Bring your practice into every moment of life and death. Retreat includes a Wrathful Kalachakra Empowerment (Vajra Vega Jenang) and Phowa Transmission and (Crestone, CO)
Fri, July 26 — The Subtle Body: Chakras, Channels, Winds and Drops in Tibetan Buddhism (Boulder, CO)
Sat-Sun July 27-28 — Primordial Wisdom: Emptiness and Buddha-nature (Boulder, CO)
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