This is a special course, that will combine the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism in depth led by Venerable Lobsang Namgyel, and Yin Yoga led by Annie McGhee. It's an ideal course for those who would like to deepen their understanding of Buddhism and their practice of Yoga.
Ven. Namgyel is a Western senior monk, with an array of life experiences and a unique, friendly and humorous style which makes students feel comfortable from the start. His western view of Buddhism allows students to understand the Buddhist philosophy in a very experiential manner.
Annie resides in Australia, is a fully qualified and accredited yoga teacher, has been practicing yoga for over five decades and teaching for more than twenty-five years. She is experienced in numerous styles of yoga that are influenced by her Tibetan Buddhist practice.
Venerable Namgyel will be teaching the advanced points of the Lam-Rim; Bodhichitta, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings and the Wisdom that understands reality as it is, along with the two truths, the conventional and the ultimate truth.
Yin yoga is a perfect counterbalance for us in our busy lives. In these asanas (poses) we move beyond the muscles, which are Yang, as they’re soft & elastic, into the Yin connective tissues (the ligaments & the fascia), which are stiff & inelastic. On a subtler level, the Yin sequences improve the flow of prana (chi/life-force) through the energy channels (nadis/meridians) into the internal organs and tissues around the joints, where energy may have become stagnant.
This is an advanced course. We suggest students attending The Basics Level 1 course Root Institute will be offering previous to this course. The course will include mindfulness meditations, Buddhist philosophy classes, Yoga practices, group discussions and optional pilgrimage to the Mahabodhi Stupa.
Teachings are presented from an experiential point of view.
This course will include full days in silence.
|Mon 19 Nov|
|4:00pm||Introduction to course by Spiritual Programme Coordinator|
|7:00pm||First session with Venerable Namgyel|
|Tue 20 to Thu 22|
|10:30am||Session with Venerable Namgyel|
|4:30pm||Session with Venerable Namgyel|
|10:30am||Last session with Venerable Namgyel|
|12 noon||Big Love Lunch|
|2:00pm||Pilgrimage to Mahabodhi temple (optional)|
Note: This schedule is subject to change.