Thrul Khor: Ancient Tibetan Bon Yoga

Thrul Khor: Ancient Tibetan Bon Yoga

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Tempa Dukte Lama

Thrul Khor is an ancient Tibetan practice that employs breathing, physical movement, visualization, and deep meditative awareness as a path of harmonizing the body, mind, and energy, and ultimately attaining awakening. In this first comprehensive English-language guide to Bon Thrul Khor, Tempa Dukte Lama offers step-by-step instructions for 85 practices according to the A Khrid, Ma Gyud (Mother Tantra), and Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud cycles of Bon Thrul Khor, supported by 499 photographs. He also explains the benefits of the Thrul Khor practices for our spiritual path and for our physical health and wellbeing.

Thrul Khor works with our mind, body, and energy to support us in stabilizing our understanding. The pure energy of awareness appears in the five colors, the energetic expression of the Five Wisdoms: Wisdom of Emptiness, Mirror-like Wisdom, Wisdom of Equanimity, Wisdom of Discernment, and All-accomplishing Wisdom. The innate essence of the five elements manifests from these five colors. Within the body, the five elements are expressed as flesh, blood, metabolic heat, breath, and mind. When we purify these five aspects through Thrul Khor, we will experience the true essence of the elements, which is the innate luminosity or innate awareness. Ultimately, the rainbow body can be attained.

The book includes the Tsa Lung prayers in English and Tibetan as well as guidelines for an intensive 100-day Thrul Khor retreat. We use Layflat/Ota-Bind to allow the book to remain open next to you as you do your Thrul Khor practice.  

Tempa Dukte Lama, born in Humla, Nepal, was trained in Menri Monastery, India, under the close guidance of His Holiness the late 33rd Menri Trizin, worldwide spiritual head of the Tibetan Bön religion. He is a widely known Bön teacher, an artist and poet, and the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Tempa Lama has lived in the United States since 2000 and teaches regular retreats in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe, helping people bring a practice of healing and happiness into their lives. He is the author of Heart Drop of the Loving Mother, Journey into Buddhahood, Inexhaustible Miracles, and The Intimate Mind.

Paperback, 272 pp., $23.95