Embodied Awakening: Cultivating Prana in Spiritual Practice
With Dr. Robert Svoboda, Lopön Chandra Easton and Scott Blossom
July 27 - 29, 2018
What is the role of prana in spiritual practice? How do we cultivate balanced prana? What are signs of balance and imbalance and what can we do when prana gets out of whack?
Prana (known in Tibetan as rlung and in Chinese as qi) is the cosmic force that links body and mind on a thread of breath. Understanding prana circulation is critical to integrating the vitality and insight that arises from practice. Equally vital is the understanding of how disturbances to the flow of prana can arise in the course of spiritual development and how we can modify our practices for regaining balance.
All tantric traditions employ practices involving attention, breath and movement for balancing the flow of prana and maturing one’s subtle body as a vajra or “diamond” vehicle of embodied wisdom. Tantric sadhana facilitates the transformation of negative patterns into positive ones. Balanced prana protects our bodies and minds from the afflictions of our constantly shifting reality and mediates the transmutation of one’s limited human perspective into a divine one.
Through lecture, discourse and practice, retreatants will gain valuable tools and insight for embodied awakening.
This retreat is open to all.
Suggested Dana: $90-$120
Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori…
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Lopön Chandra Easton is a teacher and translator of Tibetan Buddhism, focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdrön and Lama Tsultrim Allione. She has taught Buddhism and Yoga since 2001 and co-translated Sublime Dharma: A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection. She is currently on the Tara Mandala Bay Area coordinating…
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Scott Blossom is a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, Shadow Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Consultant. He has been studying yoga since 1989 and teaching since 1997. His primary teachers are Zhander Remete, founder of Shadow Yoga, and Dr. Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician and scholar. In 2011 he founded DoctorBlossom.com, a site…
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