Saturday June 12th & Sunday June 13th 2021

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Healing the Body, Healing the Mind is an online conference, held the weekend of Saturday June 12th and Sunday June 13th. It is primarily hosted 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)The Sowa Rigpa Revolution:Tibetan Medicine, Ecology, and the Breath of Life with Erik Jampa Anderson

Saturday June 12th, 2021

7:00 am – 8:30 am Pacific Standard Time (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm British Summertime)

About this workshop
In this workshop, we will explore the rich and fascinating world of Sowa Rigpa, the Tibetan Science of Healing, and discover some of the ways that traditional medicine can help to revolutionize our approaches to health, personal and social wellness, and environmentalism. For years, scientists have been warning of an impending rise in zoonotic infections like Covid-19. A perfect storm of deforestation, global warming, widespread inequality, and disrespect for the ‘sensitive’ regions of the planet have forced us into a new and frightening era of uncertainty. But beyond tackling this singular epidemiological eruption, how can we truly heal on a deeper level?

800 years ago, the renowned yogi-physician Yuthok Yönten Gönpo composed a collection of texts that would come to represent the basis for all Tibetan medicine, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge Indian, Chinese, and Greco-Arabic medical developments with indigenous healing knowledge. Of particular interest is Tibetan Medicine’s unique theory of ‘provocation’ (Tib. gDon). Rooted in a deep and sophisticated indigenous understanding of the energies of the natural world, Tibetan scientists like Yuthok concluded that infectious diseases arise in part due to an imbalanced relationship with the natural world.

We will also explore Tibetan perceptions of rLung (‘wind’), a highly sophisticated and fascinating framework for conceptualizing mind-body interactions, along with a simple traditional method for soothing excess rLung on your own. Together, these two concepts – rLung and gDon – illustrate two of the many ways that traditional medicine can help us to unite disparate fields of science, health, and philosophy to enter into a new age of revolutionary wellness.

2) Virtual Roundtable Discussion #HealingBodyHealingMind with Geshe Namdak, Paula Chichester,  and Erik Jampa

Saturday June 12, 2021

9:00 am – 9:45 am Pacific Standard Time (5:00 pm – 5:45 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, Paula Chichester 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 Paula Chichester
Paula has been a student of healing through bodywork, yoga, dance, meditation and buddhism since she was a teenager. She is known for leading experiential Buddhist meditations that are based in breath and body awareness. Choosing an unusual life, she gave up livelihood, home and family in 1982 to devote the life to intensive practice and study in isolated hermitages for 35 years or more, following the traditional path of the yogi in Lama Tsong Khapa’s Ear Whispered Lineage under the direction of Kyabje Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. Her university training in the systems approach to ecosystem management and earlier years of yoga, chi gong, holistic healing and dance transformed and informed her adventure into the world of traditional Tibetan Buddhism.

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.

3)  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 – 1:30 pm  Pacific Standard Time (6:30 pm – 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.

4) FREE Online Movement Session

Sunday June 13, 2021

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

‘Chi Kung’ Class with Instructor William Walker

The afternoon Chi Kung sessions will be practical and light on the body, so everyone should be able to do them.

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.

Meet the Teacher

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
Instructor/Leader:
Type of event: OnlineConference
Number of sessions: 1) Erik Jampa: Sowa Rigpa 2) Roundtable Discussion with Geshe Namdak, Jason Upton and Erik Jampa 3) Workshop led by Dr. Eve Ekman and Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi 4) William Walker: Chi Kung Workshop
Level: All
Participation: come to some or all of the events free of charge!
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