Atri Trul Khor

Tibetan Yoga with Alejandro Chaoul Reich
September 22-24, 2008

In the Tibetan spiritual traditions, body, energy, and mind are known as the three doors to enlightenment. The contemplative physical movements of Tibetan yoga (trul khor) enable us to enter all three doors at once through a single practice, offering a powerful, skillful means for clearing the obstacles and obscurations to openness and clarity in meditation practice.

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche encourages all his students to engage in the trul khor movements to support their meditation practice. A committed group of practitioners continues to regularly engage in the trul khor of the Oral Transmission of Zhang Zhung. However, because some students have found these practices to be physically too demanding, Rinpoche has created a new, more accessible presentation of 16 “magical movements,” drawing from the 40 trul khor movements of the A Tri Bön dzogchen tradition.

This new set of 16 contemplative physical movements is appropriate, doable and recommended for virtually every student. It incorporates each of the five kinds of lung (prana, vital breath) that many students will recognize from the tsa lung practice of the Bön Mother Tantra.

This retreat led by senior student Alejandro Chaoul-Reich provides an in-depth exploration of the body’s energetic dimension: the subtle channels, the vital breath that circulates through them, and the subtlest aspects of the mind. There is no prerequisite for attending. All students are warmly invited by Tenzin Rinpoche to learn these movements and benefit from practicing them.

Public Talk

Alejandro will be giving a public talk the evening preceding the retreat on the complementary tsa lung practices. More...

Alejandro Chaoul-Reich is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and has studied tsa lung trul khor with many masters of the Bön tradition.

Alejandro teaches meditation to cancer patients and their supporters and is involved in research using tsa lung trul khor with cancer patients at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Alejandro received his Ph.D. in Tibetan religions from Rice University. Here is a recent article in the Shamhala Sun in which Alejandro discusses Trul Khor. He also has an introductory article on the Ligmincha web site. He also is featured in a short video explaining Trul Khor at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Location: Teaching and practices will be held at both the White Eagle Village and at the Chamma Ling retreat center. Initial check in will be at the White Eagle Village.

Food: A box lunch, catered by the Desert Sage resturant, will be provided each day as part of the retreat.

Retreat Conclusion: The retreat will conclude at noon on Wednesday, September 24, so that people may travel home Wednesday afternoon.

Retreat cost : $155 (rec’d by July 22); $ 175 (rec’d by Aug. 22); $ 195 (rec’d after Aug. 22)
Discounted Rates for attending both Healing Waters Retreat & Atri Trul Khor
$330 (rec'd by July 18) $ 380 (rec'd by Aug. 18); $ 430 (rec'd after Aug. 18)

Registration: Please download either of the forms below, print out and mail in with payment. Our on-line registration system is not currently available.

MS Word Registration Form or PDF Registration Form

Online Registration and Payments:

Atri Trul Khor with Alejandro Chaoul, Sept. 22-24, 2008
Retreat fees include box lunches each day. Contact White Eagle Village for lodging.
Fee will increase to $195.00 after August 22.

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Camping During Atri Trul Khor retreat

$30.00 (camptrukho01)

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BOTH Healing Waters Retreat & Atri Trul Khor Sept. 18-24 (discounted)

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Contact White Eagle Village at 800/613-2270 or for accommodations where the retreat will be held. Rooms: $60 per room, per night up to 2 people; $70 for triples. Beds in the hostel are available for $25 per night.

Limited tent sites will be available at the Chamma Ling retreat center for $30. Reserve a space on the registration form.

For other accommodations in Crestone:

Crestone Area Visitor Accommodations, CAVA
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(719) 256-5210

Contact [email protected] or (919)286-5055.