Healing the Earth

Why Pilgrimage?

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 the Ganges by the Hindus, to the journey to the Holy Land by Christians, to the trip to the Wailing Wall by Jews, or the circumambulation of Mount Kailash by Buddhists, each tradition has its own stories, sacred sites, and...

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Healing through the Five Elements, Cork Ireland

We will enjoy teaching in Cork once again this spring, bringing to the beautiful Emerald Isle the teaching of the Five Elements, April 4-6, 2014. The teachings of the Five Elements help us to feel vitally connected with the world in which we live, and can help purify and balance our emotions and views of ourselves. We will work from the ancient Tibetan teachings on the Elements, as described in the book Healing with Form, Energy and Light. For further information contact Mary...

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Five Elements Online Course

January 11 – February 22, 2014. This course is based upon videos of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche exploring how each of the five elements relates to our daily experiences, emotions, and relationships. Rinpoche guides meditations for each of the elements, designed to help clear our obstacles and bring balance to our lives. Each section of the course includes a video of Rinpoche’s teaching, Rinpoche leading a guided meditation, readings from Healing with Form, Energy and Light, and assignments for journal writing, discussion, formal and informal practice. The course is designed so that you may integrate study and practice into your everyday routine, learning at your own pace, yet enjoying the support of classmates and the course mentor. John Jackson will be the mentor...

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Healing the Earth in Denmark

March 21-22, 2014 we will be in Skanderborg, Denmark leading a retreat on the ancient Tibetan smoke offering rituals. For thousands of years, the wise that have come before us have respected and connected with the forces of nature. If you yearn to reconnect, to live in harmony with the world we call our home, join us for this weekend of ancient sacred ritual and meditation. We will work through the Tibetan smoke offering practices of sang chöd and sur chöd to make peace with the forces of nature, and with ourselves. These simple practices, variations of which are performed daily throughout Asia by millions of people from all walks of life, lead to feelings of connection and belonging in the sacred mother earth. Sur chöd helps support the creation of a peaceful...

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