Talk: Tibetan Healing Yoga #HealingBodyHealingMind

This event is part of the online conference ‘Healing the Body, Healing the Mind’

Healing the Body, Healing the Mind is a free event – a weekend of online talks, workshops and classes on the art and science of healing.

In these 2-day digital events (12 – 13th June) the speakers will explore the relationship between mind and body from the perspectives of contemporary science, spirituality, and traditional medicine.

Find practical methods to improve and maintain your own mental and physical wellbeing.

#HealingBodyHealingMind

Register for the weekend

Read the full schedule for 12 – 13th June.

Tibetan Healing Yoga a talk with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche

About this talk
Lu Jong is an ancient practice from the Buddhist Tantrayana and Bön traditions. The exercises of Lu Jong are based on the knowledge of Tibetan medicine, which understands that humans are a unity of body and mind. If the natural inner balance gets disrupted, the whole organism will be affected. Diseases can be the result. Through the combination of position, movement and breath, Lu Jong opens the channels in the body and mobilises misdirected energy.

On the physical level, this leads to the activation of the body’s own self-healing powers. On the mental level, the exercises help us overcome negative emotions like anger and craving in order to achieve emotional balance and to increase our energy. On an energetic level, Lu Jong releases blockages and opens the subtle body channels. This will re-establish the proper flow of energy. Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche collected and modified the ancient Lu Jong movements – which have been used for millennia to maintain the health of yogis and monks – and combined them to “Lu Jong –Tibetan Healing Yoga”, a program of body exercises adapted to Western needs, allowing everyone to balance body and mind.

About Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche
Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche is a highly respected Buddhist master and distinguished Doctor of Tibetan Medicine. In order to benefit as many people as possible, Tulku-la has been traveling the world since the year 2000, spreading his venerable lineage’s precious knowledge and wisdom, including Lu Jong. Tulku-la bridges worlds and translates the ancient wisdom of his venerable transmission lineage into practical advice for the present day.

Weaving together the wisdom of all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism as well as Bön, the essence of Rinpoche’s teachings helps us to get closer to the true nature of our existence: unconditional love and pristine wisdom. Rinpoche’s natural and compassionate way of teaching, his immense kindness, and his Buddhist wisdom render him a precious and skillful transmitter of the Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions. It is Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche’s greatest aim to reduce the suffering in the world through this cultural exchange.

How to join the event?

This is a free event, you can register for this session here or for the entire weekend on Eventbrite.

Read the full schedule for 12 – 13th June.

PLEASE NOTE: All times are in British Summer Time.

Healing the body, Healing the Mind is a collaboration between Jamyang Buddhist Centre London, Science & Wisdom LIVE and Land of Medicine Buddha.

Restoring Freedom Through the Body and Kum Nye #HealingBodyHealingMind

This event is part of the online conference ‘Healing the Body, Healing the Mind’

Healing the Body, Healing the Mind is a free event – a weekend of online talks, workshops and classes on the art and science of healing.

In these 2-day digital events (12 – 13th June) the speakers will explore the relationship between mind and body from the perspectives of contemporary science, spirituality, and traditional medicine.

Find practical methods to improve and maintain your own mental and physical wellbeing.

#HealingBodyHealingMind

Register for the weekend

Read the full schedule for 12 – 13th June.

Restoring Freedom Through the Body and Kum Nye with Jason Upton

About this workshop
During this time of the COVID pandemic, our bodies have really come into view. Much attention is given to the empirical or objective view of the body. This includes the biological effect of the virus upon one’s physical health and all the behavioural precautions required to reduce its transmission. However, alongside this is also the subjective experience that comes with having to abide by social distancing and other lockdown measures. These ‘rules’ have directly affected our bodies by limiting our daily routines, behaviour patterns and contact with others. This has curtailed our freedom and agency through impositions on what we can or cannot do with our bodies. Thus, we experience an imbalance between our capacity to freely act as an agent versus the oppressive experience of the behavioural confinement of lockdown. And, the body is where this is all experienced.

In this workshop, Jason will offer a brief reflection on how the bodily impositions of lockdown may affect one’s subjective well-being. He will introduce Kum Nye, a Tibetan yoga practice, and discuss how it can help restore the imbalance between embodied freedom and embodied imposition. He will demonstrate how Kum Nye can help restore a sense of freedom and agency through the body. There will be the chance to experience some of the movements and its associated breathing. Participants are encouraged to find an appropriate space where they can stand and move their arms freely. It would also be helpful to have a meditation cushion, or something similar, to sit on. The movements will be simple and combined with slow and fast breathing. Most people should be able to perform them at a level comfortable for their ability.

About Jason Upton
Jason Upton is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist and dance movement therapist with many years’ experience in the fields of trauma, sexual abuse and sexual offending. He is a senior lecturer at Regent’s University and sees clients in private practice. Jason has practised Kum Nye and other Tibetan movement practices for over 17 years. He is also doing a PhD at SOAS which takes a phenomenological perspective on early Tibetan Buddhist practices which involve the body and sense perception.

How to join the event?

This is a free event, you can register for this session here or for the entire weekend on Eventbrite.

Read the full schedule for 12 – 13th June.

PLEASE NOTE: All times are in British Summer Time.

Healing the body, Healing the Mind is a collaboration between Jamyang Buddhist Centre London, Science & Wisdom LIVE and Land of Medicine Buddha.

Tibetan Yoga (Lu Jong)

Tibetan Yoga | Jamyang Buddhist Centre London

About Lu Jong
Lu Jong or Tibetan Healing Yoga is a series of movements based on the Vajrayana tradition and traditional Tibetan medicine. Lu means body and Jong means training or transformation. By practicing Lu Jong we begin to train the channels of our subtle body and cultivate consciousness. This is the way to take care of the body and mind. This is Tibetan healing yoga. Lu Jong works simultaneously with the body, mind and emotions. We balance the physical body. We transform our negative emotions and invigorate the subtle body system of channels and winds-energy. The result is an effective and systematic practice that improves our well-being in all dimensions.

Is this for me?
Lu Jong’s movements originated from ancient Tibetan teachings. However, this practice is uniquely connected to Tulku Lobsang. From an early age he studied with many teachers in Tibet, learning these healing movements from all lineages. He compiled them into clear and concise practice, and modified them to make them more accessible to poorly trained Western bodies. The result is not without depth. Lu Jong can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities and the benefits are felt immediately. Continual practice can really change your life.

What can I expect?
When we do Lu Jong, we combine form, movement and breath. This combination, along with mindfulness, completely unites the body and mind. We use form and movement to repeatedly apply pressure to specific points on the channels, massaging until the locks open. We gently work the spine, creating space around the vertebrae and touching secret points to release emotional blocks. We nourish the joints, releasing the blockages, which would otherwise manifest the disease. And using the breath and awareness we generate inner calm, a true meditation in movement.

About the teacher

Hello! My name Is Silvia. I got to know “Tibetan yoga” in 2014 in Galicia and I have been practicing and training ever since. My goal is to introduce “Tibetan Yoga” in the West as part of the Buddhist teachings (Dharma), following the instructions of the teachers of an unbroken lineage and helping others to find greater well-being on a physical, mental and emotional level; recognise the processes that go through our mind, negative emotions, and little by little through different techniques of meditation, breathing and movement, free ourselves from everything that makes us suffer, with a calm and happy mind and a healthy physical body. In these teachings, as they are based on Buddhist philosophy, we seek compassion towards ourselves first, and towards all sentient beings, trying to generate a mind full of joy and happiness that inspires us to be a better version.

I was certified as a Yoga Instructor by the Yoga Alliance (200h) in 2016 and later with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche as a Lu Jong teacher – Tibetan Healing Yoga (2018), Tulku-la being my Refuge Master, I follow his teachings throughout Europe and have participated in numerous Retreats with him. Today I work as e-learning coordinator at Jamyang Buddhist Center in London, an FPMT center, founded by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, where I also teach regular Lu Jong classes and continue my Lam Rim studies with Geshe Tenzin Namdak.

What will I need?
Do not eat too much before class! Try to create a suitable environment in which you feel calm, and turn off all distractions. You will need:

  • Mat and zafu (or meditation cushion)
  • Blanket for relaxation
  • Tissues
  • Comfortable clothes and socks
  • Drinking water
  • An open mind

Tibetan Yoga (Lu Jong)

Tibetan Yoga | Jamyang Buddhist Centre London

About Lu Jong
Lu Jong or Tibetan Healing Yoga is a series of movements based on the Vajrayana tradition and traditional Tibetan medicine. Lu means body and Jong means training or transformation. By practicing Lu Jong we begin to train the channels of our subtle body and cultivate consciousness. This is the way to take care of the body and mind. This is Tibetan healing yoga. Lu Jong works simultaneously with the body, mind and emotions. We balance the physical body. We transform our negative emotions and invigorate the subtle body system of channels and winds-energy. The result is an effective and systematic practice that improves our well-being in all dimensions.

Is this for me?
Lu Jong’s movements originated from ancient Tibetan teachings. However, this practice is uniquely connected to Tulku Lobsang. From an early age he studied with many teachers in Tibet, learning these healing movements from all lineages. He compiled them into clear and concise practice, and modified them to make them more accessible to poorly trained Western bodies. The result is not without depth. Lu Jong can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities and the benefits are felt immediately. Continual practice can really change your life.

What can I expect?
When we do Lu Jong, we combine form, movement and breath. This combination, along with mindfulness, completely unites the body and mind. We use form and movement to repeatedly apply pressure to specific points on the channels, massaging until the locks open. We gently work the spine, creating space around the vertebrae and touching secret points to release emotional blocks. We nourish the joints, releasing the blockages, which would otherwise manifest the disease. And using the breath and awareness we generate inner calm, a true meditation in movement.

About the teacher

Hello! My name Is Silvia. I got to know “Tibetan yoga” in 2014 in Galicia and I have been practicing and training ever since. My goal is to introduce “Tibetan Yoga” in the West as part of the Buddhist teachings (Dharma), following the instructions of the teachers of an unbroken lineage and helping others to find greater well-being on a physical, mental and emotional level; recognise the processes that go through our mind, negative emotions, and little by little through different techniques of meditation, breathing and movement, free ourselves from everything that makes us suffer, with a calm and happy mind and a healthy physical body. In these teachings, as they are based on Buddhist philosophy, we seek compassion towards ourselves first, and towards all sentient beings, trying to generate a mind full of joy and happiness that inspires us to be a better version.

I was certified as a Yoga Instructor by the Yoga Alliance (200h) in 2016 and later with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche as a Lu Jong teacher – Tibetan Healing Yoga (2018), Tulku-la being my Refuge Master, I follow his teachings throughout Europe and have participated in numerous Retreats with him. Today I work as e-learning coordinator at Jamyang Buddhist Center in London, an FPMT center, founded by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, where I also teach regular Lu Jong classes and continue my Lam Rim studies with Geshe Tenzin Namdak.

What will I need?
Do not eat too much before class! Try to create a suitable environment in which you feel calm, and turn off all distractions. You will need:

  • Mat and zafu (or meditation cushion)
  • Blanket for relaxation
  • Tissues
  • Comfortable clothes and socks
  • Drinking water
  • An open mind

Tibetan Yoga (Lu Jong)

Tibetan Yoga | Jamyang Buddhist Centre London

About Lu Jong
Lu Jong or Tibetan Healing Yoga is a series of movements based on the Vajrayana tradition and traditional Tibetan medicine. Lu means body and Jong means training or transformation. By practicing Lu Jong we begin to train the channels of our subtle body and cultivate consciousness. This is the way to take care of the body and mind. This is Tibetan healing yoga. Lu Jong works simultaneously with the body, mind and emotions. We balance the physical body. We transform our negative emotions and invigorate the subtle body system of channels and winds-energy. The result is an effective and systematic practice that improves our well-being in all dimensions.

Is this for me?
Lu Jong’s movements originated from ancient Tibetan teachings. However, this practice is uniquely connected to Tulku Lobsang. From an early age he studied with many teachers in Tibet, learning these healing movements from all lineages. He compiled them into clear and concise practice, and modified them to make them more accessible to poorly trained Western bodies. The result is not without depth. Lu Jong can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities and the benefits are felt immediately. Continual practice can really change your life.

What can I expect?
When we do Lu Jong, we combine form, movement and breath. This combination, along with mindfulness, completely unites the body and mind. We use form and movement to repeatedly apply pressure to specific points on the channels, massaging until the locks open. We gently work the spine, creating space around the vertebrae and touching secret points to release emotional blocks. We nourish the joints, releasing the blockages, which would otherwise manifest the disease. And using the breath and awareness we generate inner calm, a true meditation in movement.

About the teacher

Hello! My name Is Silvia. I got to know “Tibetan yoga” in 2014 in Galicia and I have been practicing and training ever since. My goal is to introduce “Tibetan Yoga” in the West as part of the Buddhist teachings (Dharma), following the instructions of the teachers of an unbroken lineage and helping others to find greater well-being on a physical, mental and emotional level; recognise the processes that go through our mind, negative emotions, and little by little through different techniques of meditation, breathing and movement, free ourselves from everything that makes us suffer, with a calm and happy mind and a healthy physical body. In these teachings, as they are based on Buddhist philosophy, we seek compassion towards ourselves first, and towards all sentient beings, trying to generate a mind full of joy and happiness that inspires us to be a better version.

I was certified as a Yoga Instructor by the Yoga Alliance (200h) in 2016 and later with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche as a Lu Jong teacher – Tibetan Healing Yoga (2018), Tulku-la being my Refuge Master, I follow his teachings throughout Europe and have participated in numerous Retreats with him. Today I work as e-learning coordinator at Jamyang Buddhist Center in London, an FPMT center, founded by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, where I also teach regular Lu Jong classes and continue my Lam Rim studies with Geshe Tenzin Namdak.

What will I need?
Do not eat too much before class! Try to create a suitable environment in which you feel calm, and turn off all distractions. You will need:

  • Mat and zafu (or meditation cushion)
  • Blanket for relaxation
  • Tissues
  • Comfortable clothes and socks
  • Drinking water
  • An open mind

Tibetan Yoga (Lu Jong)

Tibetan Yoga Jamyang London

About Lu Jong
Lu Jong or Tibetan Healing Yoga is a series of movements based on the Vajrayana tradition and traditional Tibetan medicine. Lu means body and Jong means training or transformation. By practicing Lu Jong we begin to train the channels of our subtle body and cultivate consciousness. This is the way to take care of the body and mind. This is Tibetan healing yoga. Lu Jong works simultaneously with the body, mind and emotions. We balance the physical body. We transform our negative emotions and invigorate the subtle body system of channels and winds-energy. The result is an effective and systematic practice that improves our well-being in all dimensions.

Is this for me?
Lu Jong’s movements originated from ancient Tibetan teachings. However, this practice is uniquely connected to Tulku Lobsang. From an early age he studied with many teachers in Tibet, learning these healing movements from all lineages. He compiled them into clear and concise practice, and modified them to make them more accessible to poorly trained Western bodies. The result is not without depth. Lu Jong can be practiced by people of all ages and abilities and the benefits are felt immediately. Continual practice can really change your life.

What can I expect?
When we do Lu Jong, we combine form, movement and breath. This combination, along with mindfulness, completely unites the body and mind. We use form and movement to repeatedly apply pressure to specific points on the channels, massaging until the locks open. We gently work the spine, creating space around the vertebrae and touching secret points to release emotional blocks. We nourish the joints, releasing the blockages, which would otherwise manifest the disease. And using the breath and awareness we generate inner calm, a true meditation in movement.

About the teacher

Hello! My name Is Silvia. I got to know “Tibetan yoga” in 2014 in Galicia and I have been practicing and training ever since. My goal is to introduce “Tibetan Yoga” in the West as part of the Buddhist teachings (Dharma), following the instructions of the teachers of an unbroken lineage and helping others to find greater well-being on a physical, mental and emotional level; recognise the processes that go through our mind, negative emotions, and little by little through different techniques of meditation, breathing and movement, free ourselves from everything that makes us suffer, with a calm and happy mind and a healthy physical body. In these teachings, as they are based on Buddhist philosophy, we seek compassion towards ourselves first, and towards all sentient beings, trying to generate a mind full of joy and happiness that inspires us to be a better version.

I was certified as a Yoga Instructor by the Yoga Alliance (200h) in 2016 and later with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche as a Lu Jong teacher – Tibetan Healing Yoga (2018), Tulku-la being my Refuge Master, I follow his teachings throughout Europe and have participated in numerous Retreats with him. Today I work as e-learning coordinator at Jamyang Buddhist Center in London, an FPMT center, founded by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, where I also teach regular Lu Jong classes and continue my Lam Rim studies with Geshe Tenzin Namdak.

What will I need?
Do not eat too much before class! Try to create a suitable environment in which you feel calm, and turn off all distractions. You will need:

  • Mat and zafu (or meditation cushion)
  • Blanket for relaxation
  • Tissues
  • Comfortable clothes and socks
  • Drinking water
  • An open mind