Wellness

Wellness translates to a holistic balance–a steady mind in a healthy body. Learn how to integrate physical practices , nutrition, and breathwork with reflection and meditation.

Dantian: An Introduction to the Field of Elixir -

Oct 29, 2019

Dantian is a term employed in QiGong, Tai Chi and in Chinese martial arts.  Here, sangha member Kelly Maclean gives a brief introduction to this energy center and explains its relation to...

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Fourfold Cooling Method -

Aug 21, 2019

 Fourfold Cooling Method: Begin By Understanding the Seasons Tibetan medicine calls for specific seasonal behavior.  The seasons can be divided either by equinox and solstice, the four seasons as we do in...

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Correct Meditation Posture: Deadbug Develops a Strong Core -

Aug 6, 2019

Correct meditation posture helps our minds to settle and our breath to flow naturally. In traditional Buddhist texts, we read that we should cross our legs and keep our spines erect. A...

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Care-taking rLüng During Long Practice Hours -

Apr 29, 2019

By Dr. Tawni Tidwell   It is important to recognize that extended practice can proliferate and aggravate rlüng (lōōng). As we remember from our introductory blog post, rlüng are the coarse and subtle winds...

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Destress With Alternate Nostril Breathing -

Apr 16, 2019

The ancient yogic breathing technique of alternate nostril breathing, aka “nadi shodhana” is a simple yet potent mindful breathing practice with many benefits for the mind and body. In the ancient language...

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Tibetan Medicine Basics: Units of Distinction -

Feb 26, 2019

Units of Distinction Tibetan Medicine Basics offers a brief introduction to an alternative way of viewing the human body. Western and Tibetan medicine look at the same body through different lenses, so...

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Training Tibetan Doctors -

Feb 12, 2019

Training Tibetan Doctors Training Tibetan Doctors has been an important function of education since the founding of Samye monastery in the 8th century. From the earliest period, students were encouraged to learn...

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Ayurveda: The Five Elements and Interconnection -

Feb 5, 2019

Ayurveda: Introduction to the Five Elements and Interconnection Ayurveda is an ancient healing system with its roots in India. Samye Institute’s guest author, Diana Carey developed an interest in Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda...

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Tibetan Medicine: An Introduction -

Feb 4, 2019

Some Thoughts on the Relationship of Buddhism & Tibetan Medicine by Anasuya Weil, Menpa, M.S., L.M.T.   Tibetan Medicine: Dharma and Medicine in Tandem Tibetan medicine as a healing modality is unique in...

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Meditation Posture: Sharpness -

Mar 7, 2016

In this video clip from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Rinpoche answers a student’s question about why meditation posture...

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