Tummo is a breathing practice central to tantra practice and very helpful for Dzogchen practitioners to achieve enlightenment in this lifetime, according to Shardza Rinpoche, an accomplished Dzogchen master of the the 20th century.
The root text of Tummo was written and taught by Sangchok Tharthuk Gyalpo and comes from the Mother Tantra teachings with later commentaries by Gyalshen Milu Samlek.
Tummo is a practice to clear the negative emotions of this life and the karmic traces of past lives. It increases physical health and mental wellbeing. Many people have reported improvements in heart and lung health, improved concentration and memory and an overall calm and peaceful mind.
The meaning of Tummo is “inner fire” and the practice is to generate and direct this heat or warmth within the body. The Tummo practice also works with the Tsa (channels), the Lung (wind or breathing) and the Tigles (light drops of consciousness) inside the channels. Through visualizing a red hot needle of iron at the junction of the three channels all of the negativities are incinerated and purified, allowing for the unification of inner wind and the mind.
This 5-day retreat will go into detail about many aspects of tsa, lung and tigles. For instance, the activities that occur within the three channels or tsa are wisdom, breathing, lights, blood, drops. The nine types of Lung (breathe or wind) include samsaric, nirvanic, natural mind, wisdom and awareness. We will also discuss the two kinds of tigle drops: physical drops inside our bodies and the drops of our mind (the nature of our mind).
Chaphur Rinpoche will also discuss the different kinds of breathing that can be utilized — the smooth, gentle breathing characteristic of the Jam Lung (smooth wind) practice and the Bar Lung (wrathful wind) which is more intense as it incorporates packing air into the lungs and holding for a length of time.
Come to this in-depth training and gain the knowledge and experience to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual being. Tummo – a wonderful tool for the rest of your life.
Join Chaphur Rinpoche for this special, five day non-residential retreat. The number of participants is limited space. Advance registration is required. Lunch will be provided.