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LU JONG - TIBETAN HEALING YOGA

 

Lu Jong is an old Tibetan practice of the tradition of  Tantrayana and Bön. The body exercises have been developed in order to activate our self-healing-energies. With the help of the exercises we can support healing processes positively, overcome negative emotions and increase our energy. Lu Jong is based on Tibetan medicine, which assumes that diseases are the consequence of an imbalance of the elements or humours. Through the combination of position, movement and breath Lu Jong can open physical channels and blocks in a soft way and mobilize misdirected energy. In this way our physical health, mental clarity and vitality are improved. These characteristics are the base for spiritual practice.

 

RIGPA

 

Rigpa is the opposite of ignorance. Rigpa is a practice to see ourselves.

When we practice Rigpa, we simply leave everything and look. The mind is like water. When it is still, it naturally becomes clear. When we leave everything alone, without judgment or reaction, and simply perceive what is there, we begin to recognize the nature of mind. To do nothing and to leave everything how it is, is the most difficult thing! In this way, we use our mind to observe our mind. This is how we come to deeply know ourselves.

 

TOG CHÖD - THE WISDOM SWORD

 

Tog Chöd, the wisdom sword, is a combination of body postures, movements and visualizations. This meditation practice can help us to reduce fear and expectation, dissolve mental imprints and overcome negative emotions.

By practicing Tog Chöd we learn to cut our thoughts. Thanks to this we can cut expectations, concepts of truth and fear. This important for being able to live in the present moment, instead of wandering with the thoughts into the past or the future.

 

TONGLEN - GIVING AND TAKING

 

All beings try to overcome suffering and reach happiness. For reaching this goal we take on a lot of effort. But all our methods cannot satisfy our ego on the long term. In Tibetan philosophy's  view happiness is based on the ability to share happiness and joy with others. The only way to reach that, is the practice of Tonglen, the principle of giving and taking. Only after learning to give without expecting something in return, giving does not have is root in our ego. This is the only way to experience permanent happiness.