Saturday June 12th & Sunday June 13th 2021

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Healing the Body, Healing the Mind is a FREE online conference weekend on Saturday June 12th and Sunday June 13th. It is primarily hosted online in the UK and comprises a thought provoking line up of online talks, workshops and classes on the art and science of healing. Join one session or multiple; whatever you prefer. And registration is free!

Speakers will explore the relationship between mind and body from the perspectives of contemporary science, spirituality, and traditional medicine.  This is a great opportunity to find practical methods to improve and maintain your own mental and physical wellbeing from the comfort of your own home.

There are three program elements, all completely free of charge, that align very well with US time zones. Details are listed below. Zoom links for all three of these will be automatically emailed to participants when they sign up to register on this page.

Healing the body, Healing the Mind is a collaboration between Jamyang Buddhist Centre London, Science & Wisdom LIVE and Land of Medicine Buddha. – THIS IS A FREE EVENT! – Donations are still very welcome & appreciated: https://landofmedicinebuddha.org/donate/

1) FREE Virtual Roundtable Discussion #HealingBodyHealingMind with Geshe Namdak, Jason Upton and Erik Jampa

Saturday June 12, 2021

9:00 am to 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time (5:00 pm to 6:00 pm British Summertime)

The Roundtable Discussion provides US-based online participants an opportunity to join the online gathering and experience a taste of the cutting edge information and perspectives on “Healing the Body, Healing the Mind” that three eminent speakers, Geshe Namdak, Jason Upton and Erik Jampa, will have delivered during earlier sessions of this online conference on Saturday 12th June. (British Summer Time is eight hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time so these earlier sessions are not conveniently timed for US audiences.)

About Geshe Namdak
Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology from Van Hall Larenstein University, The Netherlands. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide. Because of his deep interest and background in science and as a member of Sera Jey’s Education Department he spoke on and organized various dialogues and conferences on contemporary science and ancient Buddhist contemplative wisdom of the mind and its philosophy.

About Jason Upton
Jason Upton is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist and dance movement therapist with many years’ experience in the fields of trauma, sexual abuse and sexual offending. He is a senior lecturer at Regent’s University and sees clients in private practice. Jason has practised Kum Nye and other Tibetan movement practices for over 17 years. He is also doing a PhD at SOAS which takes a phenomenological perspective on early Tibetan Buddhist practices which involve the body and sense perception.

About Erik Jampa Andersson
Erik Jampa Andersson, director and founder of Shrīmālā, is a Sowa Rigpa practitioner, SKI teacher, and meditation instructor with students and clients across the world. Erik is one of the few westerners to have completed a comprehensive education in the Gyu-Zhi (Four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine) as well as clinical training in Tibetan herbalism, dietetics, and manual therapies. A Buddhist practitioner since age 14, Erik found an early home in the Tibetan tradition under the close guidance of Lama Tsultrim Allione, Tulku Sang-Ngag Rinpoche, and Khenpo Urgyen Wangchuk. After a stint in Tibetan Studies and Eastern Medicine at Naropa University, he completed the Shang Shung Institute’s Traditional Tibetan Medicine program between 2012-2017 and trained extensively under notable senior Amchis such as Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, Dr. Namgyal Tsering, Dr. Nyima Tsering, and other Sowa Rigpa physicians in America and Asia.

2)  FREE 3 Hour Interactive Workshop led by Emotions Researcher, Dr. Eve Ekman and Tibetan Buddhist Monastic and Teacher, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi. ‘Exploring Shame through a Somatic and Contemplative Lens’

Saturday June 12, 2021

10:30 am to 1:30 pm  Pacific Standard Time (6:30 pm to 9:30 pm British Summertime)

Most of us would do almost anything to avoid feeling shame, an emotion that creates a feeling that we are fundamentally flawed. Shame is a self conscious emotion- one connected to how we view ourselves through the eyes of others. Shame has an evolutionary purpose for sustaining social norms and can be seen in its most contemporary manifestations through “cancel culture.” Our other “self conscious” emotions contempt, disgust, and guilt — perpetuate the judgement and “othering” polarizing us from others and degrades our ability to engage with our full hearts of empathy.
In order to transform our shame we must see it closely and hold it with great care. We will unpack the scientific understanding of shame and consider its cognitive, emotional and somatic impact on our lived daily experiences. We will consider: Is shame to be avoided at all costs? Is there any purpose to these emotions, do these emotions have any kind of a message for us? How can we learn to manage these emotions mindfully and with compassion?
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Join Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi as she explores shame with Dr. Eve Ekman, a foremost emotions researcher. Dr. Ekman is the director of Cultivating Emotional Balance and has been exploring burnout, shame and other emotions in her teaching and research.
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This offering will include a conversation between Eve and Tenzin, guided contemplative practice and plenty of time for questions from the participants. We will be weaving in a discussion of the significance of these emotions to the critical questions of our world’s need for global compassion, from common humanity to planetary care.

About Ven. Tenzin 

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi is a Buddhist monastic who first became interested in meditation and Buddhism in the early 1970s, and became a student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Buddhist teachers in early 1991. Ven. Tenzin took novice ordination in 2004 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and completed several long meditation retreats over a six year period. Ven. Tenzin teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation within the FPMT network, and also teachers Cultivating Emotional Balance. She is passionate about social justice and interfaith work in addition to her Buddhist practice, and has been teaching in prisons for more than a decade. She resides at Land of Medicine Buddha.

About Dr. Eve Ekman

Eve Ekman is a Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Director of Cultivating Emotional Balance Training Program and volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. Ekman draws from an interdisciplinary set of skills and knowledge from her professional work and personal practice in clinical social work,  integrative medicine, emotional awareness, contemplative science, and meditation.

Ekman’s inspiration for research and training were inspired by her experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital coupled with her training in emotion awareness and meditation intervention which she now leads: Cultivating Emotional Balance, CEB.

3) FREE Online Movement Sessions … A Talk and 2 Classes

Sunday June 13, 2021

8:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Standard Time ( 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm British Summertime)

Afternoon classes will be led by expert instructors in different practices including Lu Jong yoga and Chi Kung. These sessions will be practical, and light on the body, so everyone should be able to do them.

a) 8:30 am to 9:30 am Pacific Standard Time (4.30 pm to 5:30 pm British Summertime)

Sunday June 13, 2021

Tibetan Healing Yoga, A Talk with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche

About this Talk
Lu Jong is an ancient practice from the Buddhist Tantrayana and Bön traditions. The exercises of Lu Jong are based on the knowledge of Tibetan medicine, which understands that humans are a unity of body and mind. If the natural inner balance gets disrupted, the whole organism will be affected. Diseases can be the result. Through the combination of position, movement and breath, Lu Jong opens the channels in the body and mobilises misdirected energy.

About Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche
Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche is a highly respected Buddhist master and distinguished Doctor of Tibetan Medicine. In order to benefit as many people as possible, Tulku-la has been traveling the world since the year 2000, spreading his venerable lineage’s precious knowledge and wisdom, including Lu Jong. Tulku-la bridges worlds and translates the ancient wisdom of his venerable transmission lineage into practical advice for the present day.

b) 9:30 am to 10:30 am Pacific Standard Time (5:30 pm to 6:30 pm British Summertime)

Sunday June 13, 2021

Explore Lu Jong or Tibetan Healing Yoga with Instructor Silvia Justo Fernandez

About this Class
Lu Jong or Tibetan Healing Yoga is a series of movements based on the Vajrayana tradition and traditional Tibetan medicine. Lu means body and Jong means training or transformation. By practicing Lu Jong we begin to train the channels of our subtle body and cultivate consciousness. This is the way to take care of the body and mind. This is Tibetan healing yoga. Lu Jong works simultaneously with the body, mind and emotions. We balance the physical body. We transform our negative emotions and invigorate the subtle body system of channels and winds-energy. The result is an effective and systematic practice that improves our well-being in all dimensions.

About Silvia Justo Fernandez
Silvia discovered “Tibetan yoga” in 2014 in Galicia and has been practicing and training ever since. Her goal is to introduce “Tibetan Yoga” to the West following the instructions of the teachers of an unbroken lineage and helping others to find greater well-being on a physical, mental and emotional level. She was certified as a Yoga Instructor by the Yoga Alliance (200h) in 2016 and later with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche as a Lu Jong teacher – Tibetan Healing Yoga (2018).

c) 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Standard Time (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm British Summertime)

Sunday June 13, 2021

‘Chi Kung’ Class with Instructor William Walker

About this Class

Connect the body and mind through the ancient art of Chi Kung. William Walker will explain the practice as he guides us through the movements. We will begin with some warm-up exercises and gradually move through a set of exercises called Ba Duan Jin (Eight Fine Treasures or Brochades), opening and stretching the body. This will be followed by a period of standing meditation in the posture known as Wu Chi, including a simple body scan, connecting us to the earth. Then we will introduce five postures related to different elements and their respective internal organs.

About William Walker

William Walker is a student of Master Lam Kam Chuen and a practitioner of Chi Kung and Tai Chi with over 20 years experience. He currently teaches both Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and Lam style Tai Chi along with Wu Tang Dragon Sword Form. You can learn more about him from his website

Are you a Night Owl? Why not Join the Entire Conference?

If you are US-based, but enjoy being a night owl, 🦉you are additionally welcome to register for the free night time and early morning online conference sessions being held throughout this conference weekend via the UK Eventbrite site. But please bear in mind all the times listed on UK Eventbrite site are in the British Summertime Zone, so you will be burning the midnight oil. Here’s a tool to help you figure out time zones:  https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Healing the body, Healing the Mind is a collaboration between Jamyang Buddhist Centre London, Science & Wisdom LIVE and Land of Medicine Buddha. To sign up for the Science & Wisdom live e-news, please use this link:  https://www.sciwizlive.com/about/

– THIS IS A FREE EVENT!  However donations are still very welcome & appreciated: https://landofmedicinebuddha.org/donate/

Date(s): Saturday June 12th & Sunday June 13th 2021
Times: All Day
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Type of event: OnlineConference
Number of sessions: 1) Roundtable Discussion with Geshe Namdak, Jason Upton and Erik Jampa 2) Workshop led by Dr. Eve Ekman and Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi 3) Online Movement Talk/Classes with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, Silvia Justo Fernandez and William Walker
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