mind and body

Tibetan Medicine Tools for Trying Times -

Dec 3, 2020

During these stressful times, Tibetan Medicine may offer us some tools for bringing our body and mind into balance. Our sangha member and Dakini Doctor, Dr. Tawni Tidwell presented a video program at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC...

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Anxiety: Seeing Through the Spin -

Feb 6, 2020

Anxiety arises for almost all sentient beings in certain situations.  And there are times when worry can be useful or productive. A little stress can make us sharper, or enhance our performance at times. Yet humans, and particularly modern humans,...

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Seasonal Influences on Health: Recommendations for the Freeze of Winter -

Dec 12, 2019

Seasonal influences contribute to our overall physical health. In our previous blog we introduced the seasonal approach to diet and behavior in Tibetan medicine by discussing the Fourfold Cooling Method for excess...

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Fourfold Cooling Method -

Aug 21, 2019

Tibetan medicine calls for specific seasonal behavior.  The seasons can be divided either by equinox and solstice, the four seasons as we do in the West or into six seasons: Early Winter (November & December), Late Winter (January & February),...

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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. Correct meditation posture helps our minds to settle and...

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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 in...

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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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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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Healing Practices from Tibetan Buddhism -

Dec 18, 2018

Healing practices perform an important function for practitioners. Physical health situations can make our lives more stressful and difficult to manage.  And we often ask the Rinpoches and lamas what  spiritual practices...

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