Tsalung Practice

Tsalung Healing Practice

(Tsalung residential workshops )

three chakras 2Tsalung Trülkhor therapy (rtsa rlung gi bcos thabs) is a method for healing body-mind disorders that is not based on material medicines. It is derived from Tibetan Buddhist tantric practice; a precious yogic practice which is also called geksel trülkhor (bgegs bsal ’khrul ’khor): “magical obstacle-clearing techniques.” In particular, these techniques are used to remove wind energy or “lung” (rlung) blockages, which may arise during intensive spiritual practice and cause mental and physical imbalance when left untreated. Throughout the centuries, this therapeutic knowledge has been one of the well-kept secrets of yogis and meditators, with very limited information about it available to the rest of the world.

Based on decades of study and experience, Prof. Pasang Yonten has skillfully adapted a number of these centuries-old tsalung practices for use in contemporary therapeutic environments. This “practical tsalung healing therapy” uses one’s meditative concentration and compassion to generate positive lung. Through diligent practice, students can improve their ability to create and transfer this energy through the body channels (rtsa), in order to restore energy imbalances and help it flow better in oneself and in others.

Prof. Pasang Yonten has taught this unique practice since 1996 in a restricted fashion to small groups of students, but has now accepted to share these teachings to a larger community of interested people.

Next course :
(Prerequisite: Vajra body online course : January-October 2023)
Tsalung workshops: 1st level: September 2023 (can be directly followed by the 2nd level)

Registration opening: October 16, 2022

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    Tsalung Practice

    Tsalung Healing Practice

    Tsalung healing practice workshops with Dr Pasang Y. Arya in Switzerland

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Course Content

The full cycle comprises:
– The Vajra Body online course
– Three one-week residential workshops in Switzerland
– A certification workshop (optional)

After the first level workshop, an online study group is made available to students, in which they can review the teachings they received and share their experiences with other course participants.

Detailed program :

Residential workshop on

  • Eight basic tsalung trainings
  • Five skills, techniques, and practices
  • Four tsalung diagnostic methods
  • Two practices to pacify and control negative forces
  • Healing and balancing body-mind energy
  • Supplement healing practice: maning hadön (ma ning ha ’don) level I

Students will receive a manual on Essential instructions on Practical Tsalung Healing Therapy (English/Tibetan)

  • Advanced tsalung therapeutic techniques related to the five major and five minor winds of the body
  • maning hadön level II
  • Introduction to tummo (gtum mo)

Students will receive a manual on Essential instructions on Tibetan Medical Tsalung Healing Therapy (English/Tibetan)

Complete Practical and Specialized techniques on Maning Hadhon healing practice

At the end of each workshop, there is a practical exam.

Tsalung healing Therapist certificate
Prerequisite:  Workshops level 1, 2 and 3, with successful exams.
Students who have successfully attended the 3 workshops and wish to get a Tsalung healing Therapist certificate, have to complete a fourth on-site workshop. In this certification workshop, the students will be assessed on all course materials in the form of an exam/demonstration. Upon successful completion, they will be a certified Tsalung healing therapist, and will receive teachings on some Kyushe healing practices

Tsalung healing Therapist certificate
Prerequisite: Tsalung healing Therapist certificate and the Vajra body course
To be allowed to teach the Tsalung healing practices and get a Tsalung healing Therapist certificate , students must  successfully pass the Tsalung healing Therapist certificate exam, as well as an additional exam on the Vajra body course.

 

Prerequisite

Vajra body online course and Dr. Pasang Arya’s book: New Light on Tibetan Medicine, volume I: Foundations

The Vajra Body course (January-October 2023, ten 2-hour online sessions) is a requirement for this course. This preliminary study provides the necessary theoretical foundation for Tsalung healing practice. Moreover, Students should get Dr. Pasang Arya’s book: New light on Tibetan Medicine, and  we will provide a list of specific chapters that should be studied in order to better understand some Tibetan medicine principles useful for the Tsalung practice.

 

Qualifications and commitments of tsalung practitioners

Tsalung” (rtsa: channels, rlung: wind) refers to a large domain of Tibetan Buddhist Tantric teachings and generally secret yogic practices. Their aim is usually to enhance and support the spiritual development of tantric practitioners, and require long preliminaries, strong spiritual commitments, initiations, strict retreats, etc. These spiritual practices are not the topic of this course, and those interested in this subject should rather approach Dharma centers. The practical tsalung healing therapy given by Dr. Pasang Yonten is for health and healing purposes, and thus mainly addresses therapists and others wishing to heal others and themselves. Based on key texts and his lifelong experience, he has laid down a systematic course that introduces tsalung techniques of training, diagnosis and treatment. The focus is on identifying and healing different types of wind disorders.

In order to participate in the course and learn this medical tsalung practice, high spiritual commitments or years of Buddhist practice are not required. By learning and practicing, the participant follows a medical lineage, which means there is no specific required affiliation to a certain Buddhist school or lineage. However, to effectively integrate these teachings, a regular practice of a short Medicine Buddha sadhana, Tibetan yoga and meditation, as well as commitments of respect towards the practices and texts involved are required. Above all, one should cultivate bodhicitta, a good heart. Tsalung healing therapy is based on Tibetan tantra, so it is highly recommended that students are Buddhist practitioners.

Teaching methods

The Tsalung training cycle comprises three levels. It is given in Switzerland in three one-week residential workshops.
An online study group will be made available to students after finishing the first-year workshop (Level I), in which they can review the teachings they received and share their experiences with other course participants. New revision materials can be accessed after the other workshops.

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Course material
To support the Tsalung healing instructions given during the practice course, two illustrated manuals are made available to workshop participants (in Tibetan and English).

Essential instructions on Practical Tsalung Healing Therapy (English/Tibetan)(2018)
Essential instructions on Tibetan Medical Tsalung Healing Therapy (English/Tibetan)(2019)

Examination and certification

Therapist Certification workshop (optional)
At the end of each workshop, there is a practical exam.

Students who have successfully attended the 3 workshops and wish to get a Tsalung healing Therapist certificate, have to successfully complete a fourth on-site workshop. In this certification workshop, the students will be assessed on all course materials in the form of an exam/demonstration. Upon successful completion, they will be a certified Tsalung healing therapist.

 

Teacher certification (optional)
To be allowed to teach these Tsalung healing practices, students must have successfully completed the 3 level workshops, and have also taken the one-year Vajra body course. During the certification workshop, they must pass the Tsalung healing Therapist certificate, and pass an additional exam on the Vajra body course.

Price

Workshop level 1 : CHF 1100.-

It is possible to register for both workshop level 1 + workshop level 2 : CHF 2200.-

Prices do not include travelling expenses, lodging and boarding.

Payment

The payment is made at the enrolment

The place is reserved upon receipt of payment. When the number of available places is reached, we confirm the workshop, and close the registration. If the number of students is not reached, the workshop is confirmed (or cancelled) two months before its start.

Registration

Registration opening: October 16, 2022

This workshop has a limited to 16 participants. Registrations become valid at the reception of the payment, and seats are attributed in the order of payment reception.

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions Practical Tsalung healing therapy training course
By completing the application forms or an online transaction you are confirming that you accept the following terms and conditions:

TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center website, courses and e-mail
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All online courses require users to have an active email account for course communication purposes.
Users need to advise TME of any changes to their personal contact details whilst completing their course.
Students enrolled with TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center are issued with an internet log in and secure password in order to access the direct teaching session. Students must not disclose this password to any third party.

TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center reserves the right to modify the content of the website on a regular basis in order to ensure that it is current and as relevant as possible.

It is strongly recommended that students protect their own computer system with appropriate antivirus software. TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center cannot be held responsible for any virus transferred via email or otherwise, hacking and other types of computer misuse.

Abitility to participate
In order to participate in the course and learn this medical tsalung practice, high spiritual commitments or years of Buddhist practice are not required. By learning and practicing, the participant follows a medical lineage, which means there is no specific required affiliation to a certain Buddhist school or lineage. However, to effectively integrate these teachings, a regular practice of a short Medicine Buddha sadhana, Tibetan yoga and meditation, as well as commitments of respect towards the practices and texts involved are required. Above all, one should cultivate bodhicitta, a good heart. Tsalung healing therapy is based on Tibetan tantra, so it is highly recommended that students are Buddhist practitioners.

Participants take part in TME activities fully responsible of their behavior and must notify TME-Tibetan Medicine Education center of any relevant physical and/or psychological impairments before the seminar/course/workshop/retreat. If necessary, participants must consult a physician or psychotherapist. TME-Tibetan Medicine Education center reserves the right to exclude participants who do not fulfill the physical and/or psychological requirements from participating in a seminar/course/workshop/retreat.

In order to maintain an appropriate learning environment, students having an inappropriate, disruptive, or offensive behavior may be excluded from courses or workshops. The Tsalung healing practice is not compatible with the use of recreational drugs. People who are used to consuming such substances are not accepted in workshops. Besides, any course participants found intoxicated or under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol will be asked to leave immediately.
In case of exclusion, any additional costs will be borne by the participants and the amount already paid will not be refunded.

Students number
Workshops in Jaun are limited to 20 participants.
In the case where the minimum number of 10 students has not been reached, TME shall inform the enrollee/participant at least 6 weeks prior the start of the course, and the fees paid in advance will be reimbursed. The enrollee/participant shall not be entitled to make any claims for having been inconvenienced or for any other damage.

Payment
The registration becomes valid at the reception of the payment. Seats are attributed in the order of receipt of payment.
We accept a year tuition payment made in 2 installments ( + CHF15.-/payment). The first installment is to be made at the moment of the registration, and the second Two months later. TME reserves the right to restrict access to course materials, online sessions or workshop, and ultimately to cancel enrolment, in the event of failure by the student to make installment payments by the due date. Students paying by installment are liable for the entire fee payment.

Fee
1st level Workshop fee : CHF 1100.- (Tsalung manual included)
This price doesn’t include travelling expenses, lodging and boarding.

Workshop accommodation and meals
(Jaun – Switzerland)*
Accommodation: The workshop house has several simple, but comfortable rooms (3 to 7 beds).
Meals (6 breakfasts / 6 lunches / 6 dinners): The food is simple and vegetarian.
Attention, we cannot ensure special diets. We ask that you make your arrangements and we thank you for your understanding.

*Prices for  the Full accommodation option (6 nights in a shared room + meals) or the Meals only option will be communicated at least two months before the workshop.

Withdrawals
Online preliminary course
Prior to the start of the course: withdrawals from a course are accepted until 30 days before the course’s start without any charge aside from an administrative fee of CHF 60.-. Withdrawals must be communicated in writing. There will be no reimbursement for later cancellation.
After the start of the course: Should the course participant withdraw from the TM course, or not take part in online sessions or exams, he or she shall not be entitled to claim any reimbursement.
In the unlikely event that TME has to cancel a course or a seminar, the full pre-payment for the cancelled sessions will be refunded. There will be no claim for other compensation.

Workshop cancellation
Until two months before the workshop, no cancellation fee will be charged except from an administrative fee of CHF 60.- (Swiss Francs).
Between two months and one month before the start date, 60% of the workshop and accommodation fees will be reimbursed, as well as the meals.
In the last month before the workshop, 30% of the workshop and accommodation and meals fees will be reimbursed.
In the unlikely event that TME has to cancel the workshop, the entire workshop fee will be refunded, but there can be no claims for other compensation.

Covid-19 situation
In addition to the workshop cancellation rules, please take note of the following regulations regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic, which is very unpredictable.
As long as the overall health situation is problematic, or if the Swiss authorities in particular impose limiting restrictions, workshop registration remains valid, but the workshop will be postponed to a later date.
If the overall situation is stable, allowing the workshop to be held, but restrictions prevent students from specific countries or areas from participating, the workshop cancellation rules continue to apply. We therefore strongly recommend that students invest in travel and cancellation insurance.

Visa and insurance
For students needing a visa to come to the on-site practical workshops in Italy or Switzerland (check at http://projectvisa.com), please note that TME does not provide invitation letter for visa.
The participation to the course is at one’s own risk. It is the student’s responsibility to have the appropriate personal travel insurance such as travel cancellation insurance, health and accident insurance.
Except in cases of negligent behavior of TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center, the liability of property damage and financial loss is limited.
No liability is assumed for any valuables brought to a seminar/course/workshop/retreat by the participant, and theft or loss of objects.

Applicable law, jurisdiction
Swiss law exclusively shall be applicable to the present agreement.
Neuchâtel, Switzerland is stipulated as the place of jurisdiction.

Students’ comments

During the course of the Tsalung workshop, we gradually attune ourselves to becomes more sensitive towards Tsalung energy, and our minds also settle down and become more subtle. Therefore, while training in Tsalung, and better understanding the effects of rlung on the body and mind, the daily meditation and visualizations also make us more introspective and appreciative of the practice, and very importantly, of how precious this opportunity is that Dr Pasang has given to us, by presenting the teachings systematically and vividly, and which touches us due to his compassion, vast mind and dedication, with which he has vitalised these teachings.

YTFY, Singapore

I see the tsa rLung practice as a spiritual technique to create a strong and powerful body/mind. This practice also involves and increases all the qualities that should develop a health practitioner.

HM, France

This course has filled my heart with joy and enthusiasm. It is a very rare opportunity to connect with a powerful source of healing, for oneself as well as for others.

SV, Switzerland

The Tsalung workshop was a deeply challenging and enriching experience. It asked everything of me all day every day, and I found myself very connected and in harmony with all of the other group members. The workshop has had a noticeable effect on me (enough that several individuals who know me well have observed more strength and clarity), and I am finding that patients in my medical practice seek me out more than ever for spiritual support in addition to physical treatment. While energetic and spiritual healing are not unfamiliar to me, this workshop took me in new directions and gave me a practical daily practice for continuing my own healing and developing the capacity to support others in their healing. I look forward to completing the training over the coming years.

NK, USA

I think the rtsa rlung teachings are a very profound healing system that can help us not only to heal imbalances but also to develop a more subtle way to understand body/mind and reality. The workshop allowed me to connect with a dormant aspect inside myself, like taking care of my own energy and my own way of perceiving life for benefiting others’ health and also my own health.

NC, Argentina

I am grateful for Dr. Pasang´s generosity and compassion in sharing this beautiful and powerful practice with us in the Tsalung workshop. It was one of the most powerful teachings I have received in this life. The programme and the way it was organized was very useful for getting in touch with this amazing healing therapy. Everything helped in order to make it successful: the place we were at, the food, the surrounding areas with wild flowers, mountains, waterfall, pure air and amazing people. I have been practicing what I learned and have been doing it in people and it has been of great benefit to them. There are not enough words to express my gratitude to Dr. Pasang for his big heart and Sylvie, for providing this beautiful workshop. If you ever have the opportunity to receive these teachings, go for it!

EP, USA

The Tsalung course is an excellent option for those with a strong understanding of the basics of Tibetan Medicine who want to deepen their ability to heal others through energy work in the Tibetan tantric tradition.

JJ, USA

This exceptional workshop has fundamentally changed the way I see and perceive my own body-mind, patients, and the world around me. As a Buddhist, tsalung self-treatment clears away obstacles to liberation. As a practitioner of Sowa Rigpa, tsalung is an energetic therapy which can be used where all other options have failed. As a human being, the tsalung vision allows me to connect to other beings and environments in a more subtle way. To me, tsalung is a rainbow bridge between spirituality and healing. I am immensely grateful to Dr. Pasang Yönten Arya for his generosity and guidance. His deep knowledge and practical experience are highly precious. May tsalung heal all sufferings and disorders of the three realms!

JV, Belgium

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