New Online Course on the Five Elements

October 15 - December 3, 2011

Ligmincha Institute is offering a new seven-week online course Introduction to the Five Elements: Healing with Form, Energy and Light. This course is based upon newly produced videos of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche exploring how each of the five elements relates to our daily experiences, emotions, and relationships. Rinpoche guides meditations for each of the elements, designed to help clear our obstacles and bring balance to our lives. Each section of the course includes a video of Rinpoche’s teaching, Rinpoche leading a guided meditation, readings from Healing with Form, Energy and Light, and assignments for journal writing, discussion, formal and informal practice. The course is designed so that you may integrate study and practice into your everyday routine, learning at your own pace, yet enjoying the support of classmates, the course mentor, and Tenzin Rinpoche.

This is the first course offered through the new Tibetan Meditation: Online Meditation Instruction from Ligmincha Institute. We plan to develop and offer a broad curriculum of educational materials on this site, including courses encompassing the causal vehicle, sutra, tantra and dzogchen. We will also provide free educational materials through this site in the Teaching Stream, which includes short transcripts from retreats and books, as well as educational videos.

This and future online courses are particularly helpful for people who do not live near one of our centers, or are interested in getting a taste of our tradition before coming to one of our retreats. For complete information please see the Tibetan Meditation site.

“This course made me realize that the Five Elements practices are an incredible antidote to the stress, anxiety, and disconnection that are so prevalent in modern life.  The practices helped enormously to make me more aware of and in harmony with the natural world surrounding me and in balance with my own inner world.  I reached some profound insights into certain issues I have, and the practices are truly healing.” — JB, Colorado