Tummo Two Retreat with Dr. Nida, Christiana Polites and Robert A.F. Thurman
Stories of cotton-clad monks melting snow while practicing Tummo–or inner fire meditation–first ignited imaginations through the writings of Alexandra David-Néel and Lama Govinda, giving the world a glimpse of unlocking human potential through the study of the wisdom, compassion and yoga practices of Buddhism.
Purifying all negativity and enhancing innate bliss, the Tummo fire practice is one of the Six Yogas in Vajrayana Buddhism and is the foundation of other Tibetan yogic practices, including Karmamudra. Its purpose is to gain complete control over all body functions, resulting in perfect health and the experience of continuous bliss.
In this session of study and practice, Dr. Nida and Bob Thurman expand the previous teaching “Tummo Intro Retreat”, making new connections in two directions: first, exploring its connections with the especially efficacious Yutok system of the other main perfection stage yogas, such as vajrajapa, karmamudra, dream, clearlight, bardo, soul-ejection, etc.; and second, reaching back on the path to connect to earlier stage yogas and even into the cycles of daily life, using Yutok’s time tested strategies for aligning the everyday conditions of our body, speech, and mind with the buddha-field bodies, energies, and mental freedoms that comprise all beings’ evolutionary destiny of buddhahood.
Watch the Online Retreat Zoom Replays:
Thursday, July 9th, 2020 – First Session
Saturday, July 11th, 2020 – Second Session
Sunday, July 12th, 2020 – Third Session