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Healing With Form, Energy, And Light: The Five Elements In Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, And Dzogchen

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In the shamanic worldview of Tibet, the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space are accessed through the raw powers of nature and through non-physical beings associated with the natural world. In the Tibetan tantric view the elements are recognized as five kinds of energy in the body and are balanced with a program of yogic movements, breathing exercises, and v ...more
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Published April 24th 2002 by Snow Lion
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Rah~ri
Oct 03, 2008 Rah~ri is currently reading it
Had been wanting to check this out?
looks good, just picked it up today :)
Will sit with this for awhile tonight, check it out.
At times there seems to be lot's of conflict with folks
over the Bon "religion" but don't really care about the conflict!
Folks who only look at a single leaf say there is no roots?
They don't realize they are standing above them : )
LOL, if the information is good? I'm happy!
and if it's bad, still makes me happy!
easy enough to let it be!
Like to see if i can find some connec
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Tracy
I thought this book was fascinating! I think it might be hard for someone to read this who hasn't already been exposed to some Buddhist philosophy and/or Buddhist yoga, or at the very least isn't open to some new ideas!
I loved it though - fascinated by the theories of the five elements and their presence everywhere and in everything, and then the practices that go along with this. Also fascinated to learn more about Bon tradition, as well as Tantra and Dzogchen.
I actually checked this book out o
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Taylor Ellwood
This is a fascinating book which explores the elemental principles of spiritual work done in Dzogchen and Tibetan Shamanism. The author shares how to work with elements and provides practical exercises that can be done by the reader, provided s/he is willing to put the time and effort in. I like this book because I feel that it provides further insight into Tibetan spiritual practices and how they work, as well as how they can be integrated into your practice. The author does an excellent job of ...more
Bruce
This is a well written highly accessible guide to the Tibetan Buddhist Bon lineage view of the composition of reality as five elements, and presents some excellent exercises to work with the concepts.

Tenzin Wangyal writes clearly and with a lot of heart. This book presents less of a complex hugger-mugger of practices than his book on dream yoga, and yet more variety and analysis than his sound healing book.

While there are some differences between the Bon and other lineages, I found this book ve
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Mary
May 24, 2012 Mary added it
This is the first book of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche that I read and it had a profound effect on my life since. I read it about 9 years ago now and it has led me on and on into many other of his books and teachings.
One line in this book really spoke very loudly to me
"for the shaman earth is ground, for the tantrica, space is ground "
Makes soooo much sense now but back then was just what I needed to hear/read. Led me on to meeting him etc etc
As they say "the rest is history" or in my case "herstory
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Heather
Some pretty cool stuff...but only if you're already into yogic and Buddhist philosophies. The tantric exercises are extremely powerful but again, I think you need something of a yogic background before doing them on your own here.
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Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (བསྟན་འཛིན་དབང་རྒྱལ་ bstan 'dzin dbang rgyal) is a teacher (lama) of the Bön Tibetan religious tradition. He is presently based in the United States of America, where he founded the Ligmincha Institute in 1992 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, in order "to preserve the ancient teachings, transmissions and practices of the Bön Buddhist tradition."

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