Tibetan Meditation, Movements & Sounds:

Tsa Lung and The Five Warrior Syllables
Alejandro Chaoul Reich, September 27-29, 2010

The Tibetan Bon tradition is rich in practices that involve body, energy, and mind. This course will provide and in-depth experiential exploration of the body’s energetic dimension or subtle body, composed by channels, the vital breath (lung, prana or qi) that circulates through them and the subtle aspects of the mind that guide them, as we experience our embodied existence.

Led by Alejandro Chaoul, who has taught these practices for over a decade, participants will learn meditative techniques from the Mother Tantra that bring together the mind and the vital breath, supported by specific body movements called Tsa lung (“channels and vital breath” practices) working with one’s energetic centers (chakras) to provide a sense of embodied meditation.

 These movements relate to the qualities of the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and space) and can help to remove physical, mental and energetic blocks, allowing you to connect to your inner wisdom and potential to achieve a relaxed yet aware state of mind and a healthier lifestyle.

We will also learn 5 sacred sounds (or warrior syllables) that, working with the same 5 chakras will help you clear your mind, nourish yourself with a needed quality and bring it into the situations of your life where you need them the most, and then share them with others. These ‘warrior syllables’ sounds together with the 5 Tsa lung movements are powerful methods that can help you connect to your chakras, clearing gross and subtle obstacles and enhancing your meditative state.

Incorporating these meditative techniques into your daily life will help you connect to your inner wisdom and the potential to achieve a relaxed yet aware state of mind and integrate it into a healthier lifestyle.

Alejandro Chaoul Reich teaches meditation to cancer patients and their supporters and is involved in research using Tibetan yoga 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 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.

Retreat Fees: The registration fee including light lunches Monday and Tuesday is $195. A limited number of work-study positions are available with discounted registration of $115. Work study staff help either during setup or take down of the retreat, and during the retreat itself, including lunch preparation and clean up. Cancellation fee: $30. Click the button below to register and send payment of $195:


Click button below to register and make payment as a work study of $115:


Click the button below to register at the discounted rate of $470 for attending both this retreat and the Pith Teachings of the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu Masters with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche:


Retreat Location & Lodging: This retreat will be held at the Dharma Ocean Retreat Center near Crestone. Here are directions to the retreat center. There is limited hostel style lodging at the Dharma Ocean retreat center for $20 per night. You may reserve a space at the retreat center by contacting Matthew Cohen at Dharma Ocean, 719-256-5938. Lodging is also available at many local B&B and inns. There is car camping with picnic tables nearby in the U.S. National Forest campground just north of Crestone, the North Crestone Campground . The White Eagle Village has recently closed.

Limited hike-in primitive tent sites will be available at the Chamma Ling retreat center for $40. Click the button below to reserve and pay for a tenting site.


Crestone Area Visitor Accommodations offers referrals and reservations to many local B&Bs and inns:
 www.crestonevisit.com[email protected] 
(719) 256-5210. You can also find a listing of local inns at: http://www.saguachecountybusiness.org/directory/accommodations.html

Ride Board: You can share rides on the Chamma Ling ride board.

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

We look forward to seeing you in Crestone!