Foundations of Yogic Healing

Even if you don't intend to offer healing professionally, this program will benefit your meditation practice, your understanding of great compassion and other beneficial Tibetan Buddhist concepts, and help you be a more compassionate, healing presence in this world. Those in healing professions will benefit by deepening their personal basis of healing practice. The emphasis of this program is on becoming the one capable of healing, moreso than techniques.The purification, transformation and stabilization of your inner environment is key to the healer's process.

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Video introduction

Click here for an article in Natural Awakenings - November 2013 issue

Yogic Healing is a method of healing using the mind and inner process in conjunction with altruistic compassion.
- Domo Geshe Rinpoche

In Tibet, Lamas served as spiritual physicians which society called upon to address physical, mental and spiritual issues. Up until now, the techniques they used have been little understood in the West, because they were traditionally taught only to advanced meditators. Because they are based on “inner yogas,” these techniques are called Yogic Healing.

Domo Geshe Rinpoche comes from a long lineage of masters of the yogic healing arts of Tibetan Buddhism. Working closely with American students for nearly fifteen years, Rinpoche has recognized that, given the right conditions, more people are capable of entering Yogic Healing training than was traditionally believed. She is now giving preparatory training to qualified Western practitioners.

The training includes:

  • Teachings on healing and spiritual development from Rinpoche
  • Special transmissions from Rinpoche
  • Presentations and group discussions led by student teachers
  • Small group learning activities
  • Homework and conference calls between the training weekends to help students integrate the material
  • An online group to facilitate sharing insights and asking questions between the modules.
  • Access to audio and video recordings of teachings given in the program.

Full Yogic Healing training depends on a student's practice of the foundational techniques and meditations. Thus, the Foundations program will cover how to engage in a regular meditation practice and progress in one’s own healing, as well as introductory Yogic Healing techniques. Further training in Yogic Healing will be available to students after they have completed the foundational work.

Students of all spiritual traditions are welcome in this program. Since Yogic Healing is grounded in Buddhist philosophy, it will be necessary to resonate with the basic principles of Buddhism and be willing to cultivate a daily meditation practice. This healing tradition is based on the teacher- apprentice model, and students will benefit from regular contact with Rinpoche.

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Program Outline

Module 1: Principles of Yogic Healing
September 18-21, 2015

Topics include the Tibetan Buddhist lama healer tradition, meditation as the foundation for healing practice, the nature of health and disease, and differences between Yogic Healing and other forms of energy healing. Students will have appointments with Rinpoche. This session is one day longer than the other sessions (4 days).

Module 2: Coping with Stress and Change
November 13-15, 2015

Topics include methods to protect the healing process and healer from stress, the chemistry of change, practices to steady the mind, how worry and anger affect health on multiple levels, and the motivations with which we approach the work.

Module 3: Medicine Buddha and Medicine Water
February 12-14, 2016

Students will receive Medicine Buddha empowerment, along with instruction on making medicine from water. There will be group and individual meditation sessions, group healing circle, and opportunities to practice making medicine from water under Rinpoche’s guidance.

Module 4: Ethics and Self-Care in Healing
April 8-10, 2016

Topics include self-care, ethical principles, developing the motivation of great compassion, root of virtue. Students will receive healing transmissions from Rinpoche.

Module 5: Meditation Practice
June 10-12, 2016

This experiential weekend will center around group meditation practice and deepening one’s practice with support from the group. Rinpoche will meet with students individually to answer questions and provide guidance.

Module 6: Multidimensional Being
September 9-11, 2016

Topics include the mandala matrix, the human body and energy field, the practitioner body, and the inner minds. Students will receive inner transmissions from Rinpoche.

Module 7: Regaining and Holding Balance
November 11-13, 2016

Topics include the definition of balance and how to regain and hold deeper balance. Upon the completion of this final workshop and all requisite coursework, the student may take the next steps in the Yogic Healing training with permission of the course instructor.

Applications are due August 15, 2015.

December 16 – 18, 2016 will be held as a make-up in case of inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances.

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If you have questions please contact us via phone (608-437-0520) or email (info@joyfulpath.org).