Chi Kung Class #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.

Chi Kung Class with William Walker

About this class
Connect the body and mind through the ancient art of Chi Kung. William Walker will explain the practice as he guides us through the movements. We will begin with some warm-up exercises and gradually move through a set of exercises called Ba Duan Jin (Eight Fine Treasures or Brochades), opening and stretching the body. This will be followed by a period of standing meditation in the posture known as Wu Chi, including a simple body scan, connecting us to the earth. Then we will introduce five postures related to different elements and their respective internal organs.

About William Walker
William Walker is a student of Master Lam Kam Chuen, has been a practitioner of Chi Kung for 27 years and has 22 years of teaching experience. He currently teaches both Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and Lam style Tai Chi along with Wu Tang Dragon Sword Form.

You can learn more about him from his website

How to join the event?

This is a free event, you can register 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.

Roundtable Discussion #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.

About the Roundtable Discussion

After a morning and afternoon of three talks on Healing the Body, Healing the Mind, this roundtable discussion will bring our three speakers together, to discuss the mind-body connection further. Geshe Tenzin Namdak, Jason Upton, and Erik Jampa will engage with each others’ talks and practices, and there will be time for Q&A from the public.

About Geshe Namdak
Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology from Van Hall Larenstein University, The Netherlands. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide. Because of his deep interest and background in science and as a member of Sera Jey’s Education Department he spoke on and organized various dialogues and conferences on contemporary science and ancient Buddhist contemplative wisdom of the mind and its philosophy.

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.

About Erik Jampa Andersson
Erik Jampa Andersson, director and founder of Shrīmālā, is a Sowa Rigpa practitioner, SKI teacher, and meditation instructor with students and clients across the world. Erik is one of the few westerners to have completed a comprehensive education in the Gyu-Zhi (Four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine) as well as clinical training in Tibetan herbalism, dietetics, and manual therapies. A Buddhist practitioner since age 14, Erik found an early home in the Tibetan tradition under the close guidance of Lama Tsultrim Allione, Tulku Sang-Ngag Rinpoche, and Khenpo Urgyen Wangchuk. After a stint in Tibetan Studies and Eastern Medicine at Naropa University, he completed the Shang Shung Institute’s Traditional Tibetan Medicine program between 2012-2017 and trained extensively under notable senior Amchis such as Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, Dr. Namgyal Tsering, Dr. Nyima Tsering, and other Sowa Rigpa physicians in America and Asia.

How to join the event?

This is a free event, you can 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.

The Sowa Rigpa Revolution: Tibetan Medicine, Ecology, and the Breath of Life #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.

 

The Sowa Rigpa Revolution: Tibetan Medicine, Ecology, and the Breath of Life with Erik Jampa Andersson

About this workshop
In this workshop, we will explore the rich and fascinating world of Sowa Rigpa, the Tibetan Science of Healing, and discover some of the ways that traditional medicine can help to revolutionise our approaches to health, personal and social wellness, and environmentalism. For years, scientists have been warning of an impending rise in zoonotic infections like Covid-19. A perfect storm of deforestation, global warming, widespread inequality, and disrespect for the ‘sensitive’ regions of the planet have forced us into a new and frightening era of uncertainty. But beyond tackling this singular epidemiological eruption, how can we truly heal on a deeper level?

800 years ago, the renowned yogi-physician Yuthok Yönten Gönpo composed a collection of texts that would come to represent the basis for all Tibetan medicine, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge Indian, Chinese, and Greco-Arabic medical developments with indigenous healing knowledge. Of particular interest is Tibetan Medicine’s unique theory of ‘provocation’ (Tib. gDon). Rooted in a deep and sophisticated indigenous understanding of the energies of the natural world, Tibetan scientists like Yuthok concluded that infectious diseases arise in part due to an imbalanced relationship with the natural world.

We will also explore Tibetan perceptions of rLung (‘wind’), a highly sophisticated and fascinating framework for conceptualising mind-body interactions, along with a simple traditional method for soothing excess rLung on your own. Together, these two concepts – rLung and gDon – illustrate two of the many ways that traditional medicine can help us to unite disparate fields of science, health, and philosophy to enter into a new age of revolutionary wellness.

About Erik Jampa Andersson
Erik Jampa Andersson, director and founder of Shrīmālā, is a Sowa Rigpa practitioner, SKI teacher, and meditation instructor with students and clients across the world. Erik is one of the few westerners to have completed a comprehensive education in the Gyu-Zhi (Four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine) as well as clinical training in Tibetan herbalism, dietetics, and manual therapies.

A Buddhist practitioner since age 14, Erik found an early home in the Tibetan tradition under the close guidance of Lama Tsultrim Allione, Tulku Sang-Ngag Rinpoche, and Khenpo Urgyen Wangchuk. After a stint in Tibetan Studies and Eastern Medicine at Naropa University, he completed the Shang Shung Institute’s Traditional Tibetan Medicine program between 2012-2017 and trained extensively under notable senior Amchis such as Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, Dr. Namgyal Tsering, Dr. Nyima Tsering, and other Sowa Rigpa physicians in America and Asia.

How to join the event?

This is a free event, you can register 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.

POSTPONED: 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.

New Session! Healing the Whole Person: Body, Mind, Spirit #HealingBodyHealingMind

Science Wisdom Live | Event

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.

Healing the Whole Person: Body, Mind, Spirit with Paula Chichester

About this workshop
This workshop will offer a few simple exercises to explore how our breath and movement can affect the winds (or prana or chi) that flow in our bodies. These winds govern the state of all the systems in our body, including the nervous system. In these times, especially now with the stress of lockdown, most of us often experience the nervous system in its fight or flight mode, the mode of excitement and activity. We become accustomed to abiding in an over-active state of being. Over time, this can lead to physical illness or unbalanced mental states.

The essence of the ancient healing traditions, whether we choose yoga or chi gong or lu jong, etc., all use breath, imagination and movement to switch the winds into the slowed down and relaxed parasympathetic nervous system where healing naturally occurs. Balanced winds produce inner states of well being. We come home to inner peace, connectedness and clarity, where we can allow afflictive emotions to open into gratitude and love, compassion and understanding, so we can function in all aspects of life from a state of wellness and wisdom and find our way into wholeness when stress overtakes us.

About Paula Chichester
Paula is a student of healing through body work, yoga, dance, meditation and buddhism since she was a teenager. She is known for leading experiential Buddhist meditations that are based in breath and body awareness. Choosing an unusual life, she gave up livelihood, home and family in 1982 to devote the life to intensive practice and study in isolated hermitages for 35 years or more, following the traditional path of the yogi in Lama Tsong Khapa’s Ear Whispered Lineage under the direction of Kyabje Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. Her university training in the systems approach to ecosystem management and earlier years of yoga,chi gong, holistic healing and dance transformed and informed her adventure into the world of traditional Tibetan Buddhism.

How to join the event?

This is a free event, you can register for this session 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.

Timeless Happiness: Achieving Life’s Most Important Aims, Mental and Physical Wellbeing #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.

 

Timeless Happiness: Achieving Life’s Most Important Aims, Mental and Physical Wellbeing with Geshe Tenzin Namdak

About the talk and meditation session
Buddhist psychology, as thought by the Buddha and elucidated by the scholars of ancient Nalanda Monastic University in India, is a science of the mind that explains methods to eliminate destructive emotions, through the mind trainings of generating greater self-awareness, self-discipline, loving kindness, and compassion. This leads not only to the achievement of more inner peace of mind but also generates a more harmonious world around us and has positive effects on our physical wellbeing.

Research in psychology suggest that destructive emotions—like anger, strong excessive desire, and egocentric forms of narcissism—cause mental suffering but also influence our breathing patterns, blood pressure and heart function in a negative way. The elimination of these destructive emotions and generation of constructive emotions leads to a more peaceful inner and outer world and a healthy neutral functioning of our longs, hearts, and blood circulation. In the fields of neuroscience, a correlation between our emotional life and brain activity is evident. And the positive effects of training-your-mind-training-your-brain is well documented in research on neuroplasticity. Thus, certain trainings of healing the mind can cause various aspects of healing the body.

The talk will be followed by a brief meditation on the points covered.
About Geshe Tenzin Namdak
Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology from Van Hall Larenstein University, The Netherlands. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide. Because of his deep interest and background in science and as a member of Sera Jey’s Education Department he spoke on and organized various dialogues and conferences on contemporary science and ancient Buddhist contemplative wisdom of the mind and its philosophy.

How to join the event?

This is a free event, you can register 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.