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with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
During the month of January we'll be reading Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind at the Tricycle Book Club. Pick up a copy and join the discussion below.
Tricycle Talks: Listen to an audio interview with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
Welcome to the discussion group. I wish you all a Happy New Year. While you are reading my latest book, Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech, and Mind, I invite you to practice the meditations in the videos that will be posted here in the weeks to come, and to share your experiences, questions, and comments with me and with each other.
The book contains a lot of information about how to enter through the three doorways of body, speech and mind. Some of it may not be easy for people new to Tibetan Bön and Buddhism to understand, some of it will be easier. But if I can condense all the information of the book into one simple message, it is that the doorways to a lighter, more joyful sense of being are always with you. At any given moment, you can use the challenges of daily life as a reminder to connect to the stillness of the body, the silence of the speech, and the spaciousness of the mind. These “three pills” of stillness, silence, and spaciousness are the best medicine one can take for healing pain at all levels of the physical body, energy/emotions, and mind. They are always available to you, and they are free of charge.
I hope everybody who participates here will see this discussion group as an opportunity to gain a deeper, more experiential understanding of what is talked about in the book. If you want, you can make it a New Year’s resolution to commit to doing the video meditations and to “taking the three pills” at least three to five times each day during this month and for the year to come. There is a real possibility you can make a very positive, lasting change in your life as a result.
My wish is that this discussion group will be not only an opportunity to read and learn, but also to reflect within and to try to connect deeply with the stillness, silence, and spaciousness. The videos themselves contain a lot of practical information on how to do the meditation practice, so I suggest that you view them over and over.
With all my best wishes,
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha Institute. Recognized as one of the few Bön masters now living in the West, he is known for his clear, engaging style and his ability to bring the ancient Tibetan teachings into a contemporary format that is relevant for Westerners.