Lujong: The Subtle and Profound Practice of Tibetan Yogic Exercise

with Rose Taylor

November 16th—November 17th (2012)

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  • $90.00 Program Price
Room: Main Shrine Room
Program Registration is Closed.

Lujong is the ancient Tibetan practice that brings exercise and meditation together. It has been used for centuries to enhance natural confidence, rouse windhorse, and increase physical and mental vibrancy. It also includes specific exercises to dissolve anxiety and stress.

Lujong was introduced to the Shambhala Community by the Tibetan Master Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche (a teacher of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche) who personally trained and empowered Rose as a teacher. The practice works on the threefold levels of being: the physical body, the subtle body, and mind. The exercises are simple to learn and can be adapted to suit all body types and level of physical ability.

We will train with body-based meditations, subtle body practices, and movement meditations. Come to explore your precious human body, develop wisdom-awareness, and have some fun with fellow practitioners!

About the Weekend
Friday Evening Session 7 to 9 PM
We will explore the powerful benefits of integrating the body into our meditation practice, and learn about the profound view of reality that is foundational to the practice of Lujong. We will practice some body-based meditations, including a purification exercise, which utilizes the internal winds, and a grounding exercise, which utilizes the energy center located in the lower belly.

Saturday Morning Session 10 AM to 12:30
The morning session will begin with body-based meditations and some simple breathing exercises to purify body-mind. Then we will work with specific Lujong exercises—particularly focusing on the lower gate and the energy center in the lower belly—as well as instruction on how to combine the profound view of reality with movement.

Saturday Afternoon Session 2 to 5 PM
After lunch, we will focus on various exercises that rouse windhorse and natural confidence, and dispel anxiety and stress. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and clarify your understanding of the practice.

Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery: volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org at least a week in advance. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Rose Taylor GoldfieldRose Taylor Goldfield is a Buddhist teacher empowered by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and her teacher Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. She teaches Buddhist meditation, philosophy, yogic exercise and dance. Rose has written and translated books, articles, and songs of realization, including Khenpo Rinpoche’s book Stars of Wisdom and a chapter in Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Writings on the Connection Between Yoga and Buddhism. Her latest book is on Lujong and due for release by Shambhala Publications in the summer of 2013.

Rose grew up in a Buddhist household, her mother having become a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner after meeting Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1968. Rose holds an MA in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies from Naropa University. Having studied and practiced extensively in the Shambhala lineage, Rose began training under Khenpo Rinpoche’s close guidance in 2002. In 2005, he appointed her teacher to his nuns in Bhutan and Nepal where she taught advanced philosophical texts and meditation. From 2007-9, Rose attended Khenpo Rinpoche daily.

Rose and her husband Ari Goldfield currently teach internationally from their home base in San Francisco under the auspices of Wisdom Sun, the practice and study community they established in 2011.





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