Tummo is our wisdom fire. We naturally have this warmth within us in the area below the navel chakra, but we are not usually aware of it and we do not use it. When we develop proper concentration and begin to work with our inner fire, we can completely transform ourselves.
Using visualization, breath techniques and movement, we connect to our inner fire and generate it greater and greater. We work with our breath, bringing it to a higher level, and this changes our blood. This warm blood in turn affects our hormones. We don’t talk so much on an academic level, but we can experience the profound changes that result when we cultivate the Tummo fire and spread it throughout the body. This is not just visualization, but something real.
On a physical level, the inner fire is responsible for the temperature of our body—the heat of digestion and metabolism, the heat that powers chemical reactions and builds hormones. On an energetic level, the Tummo fire blazes through the channels, melting away the subtlest blockages and surging energy throughout the body. On the level of mind, Tummo is the source of love, joy, happiness and bliss.
As the flame grows, starting from below the navel and rising higher and higher, it softly penetrates each of the main chakras, spreading to all the branches and every pore of our body.
The chakras are secret doors to our being. Opening them and connecting with our Tummo fire brings us great realizations. In this way, we tap into our inner wisdom. From this great presence we can realize the true nature of our mind, fundamental wisdom, and unconditional love and compassion.
Tulku Lobsang has a very special connection to Tummo. This is his specialty and he has received all kinds of lineages. He is an incredibly skillful, wise and compassionate teacher. He shares this secret practice openly because he believes it can bring great benefit in these degenerate times. This is a precious method of the Tantrayana tradition and if it is not taught and practiced, then it will no longer be a living teaching. Therefore, receiving Tummo from Tulku Lobsang is an amazing and rare opportunity!