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What Can Coaching Provide?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Coaching, Meditation Benefits | Comments Off on What Can Coaching Provide?

What Can Coaching Provide?

People seek out a coach for many different reasons. Sometimes life is presenting so many challenges and options, it helps to have another clear mind to sort through all the possibilities and design the simplest and most enjoyable way forward. In the process we may discover new insights and clarity about what we wish to do with our life. Many traditional cultures included rites of passage that helped each person discover who they were, and what held meaning for them in their lives. That has been lost in modern societies, and many people never...

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2016 Teaching Calendar

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in e-learning, Healing the Earth | 0 comments

2016 Teaching Calendar

We have recently finalized the plans for a number of retreats in 2016, which offers a great variety of different topics, from the Six Lokas, the Tibetan tsa lung yogas, Healing the Earth, Healing Yourself, and several others. We’ll be traveling to Ireland, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Columbia, and across the US. New events and courses will be added to the calendar page as they evolve.

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5 Elements Online Course

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in e-learning, Healing the Earth | 0 comments

5 Elements Online Course

March 12 – April 22, 2016 This spring we are offering the 6 week Five Elements course online on the Ligmincha Learning site. This is a great way to gain a deep understanding and experience of how the Five Elements manifest within ourselves and our world. In addition to numerous teaching videos and audios by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, we also use the book, Healing with Form, Energy and Light. To learn all the details about the online course see the Ligmincha Learning site. People are welcome to join after the course has started. I recently...

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Introduction to the Bön Tradition

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Tibetan Culture | 0 comments

This introduction, produced for guests of the Chamma Ling retreat center in Crestone, Colorado, gives a historical context for the Bön tradition, then proceeds to explain the distinctions of the four major forms of meditation in the tradition.

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Transforming Your Emotions Through the Six Lokas

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in e-learning, Meditation Benefits, Tibetan Culture | 2 comments

Transforming Your Emotions Through the Six Lokas

January 16 – March 5, 2016 This online course reveals a very effective means of self discovery and transformation, based upon the ancient system of the Six Lokas, or realms of existence. On one level these realms of existence can be understood as realities separate from our own, and are traditionally described as the realms of the gods, demigods, humans, animals, hungry ghosts, and hell beings. In the mythology of these realms, each suffers from its own distinct malady, for example the gods are spiritually lazy for they live such a...

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Why Pilgrimage?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Healing the Earth, Meditation Benefits, Tibetan Culture | 0 comments

Why Pilgrimage?

A spiritual friend once remarked, “I don’t go on vacation. I travel on pilgrimage.” What might this mean? According on one dictionary, pilgrimage is: a journey to a place associated with someone or something well known or respected; life viewed as a journey. Pilgrimage as a sacred passage is practiced by most, if not all of the world’s spiritual traditions, with many beautiful variations and themes, and all seem to share a goal of self-transformation, discovery and renewal. From the Hajj to Mecca by Muslims, to the sacred journey to bathe in...

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New Course on Three Heart Mantras

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in e-learning, Meditation Benefits | 0 comments

New Course on Three Heart Mantras

Yes, that’s right! We have created a new online course with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche on the Three Heart Mantras of Bön. We are editing the videos and producing the course materials now, and the new course will be offered June 4 – July 4, 2014. The Three Heart Mantras are used in many different meditations in the Bön tradition, and play a major role in the ngrondro practices. They are said to be the essence of enlightenment in sound and energy, and as we sing or chant the mantras our awareness is transformed to be in union with the...

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Lishu Institute Survey

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Tibetan Culture | 0 comments

Lishu Institute Survey

Lishu Institute is the fulfillment of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s vision of providing a retreat center and study program for western students to do long-term, in-depth study and practice of the Bön teachings.  It took some time, effort and research for Rinpoche’s aspiration to manifest and in January 2009 Lishu Institute became the owner of land in Kotra Kalyanpur outside of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.  This significant step was possible due to the devotion and involvement of Geshe Thupten G. Negi, a Tibetan-Indian and a Bön Geshe.  Because...

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Study Validates Effectiveness of Online Mindfulness Program

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in e-learning, Meditation Benefits | 0 comments

Study Validates Effectiveness of Online Mindfulness Program

A group of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic, a well respected medical school and research center, published a study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine that clearly validates the use of online courses to teach mindfulness based meditation. The team enrolled about 700 people in a randomized, parallel, controlled trial, with a control group that received no intervention. The subjects were recruited from clinics, referrals, web sites, and flyers, and were self selected. Generally the subjects were well educated and computer literate prior...

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Losar: Tibetan Customs and Rituals for the New Year

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Tibetan Culture | 3 comments

Since the Tibetan Losar celebration for the New Year of the Wood Horse is on March 2nd, I thought it would be useful to share some of the customs and rituals around this important holiday. Losar marks the most important holiday for Tibetans, and is celebrated over several weeks with rituals and dances. It is a lunar holiday, falling on a new moon usually in February or March. Sometimes it coincides with the Chinese New Year celebrations, but this year it does not.  Most of the rituals performed in Tibetan monasteries  precede the actual day...

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