Cleansing and Rejuvenation
The Tibetan body/mind cleansing therapy practice is generally performed during a Medicine Buddha retreat, but it can also be performed anytime when required by the person. This practice helps to remove toxins and heal the energetic disorders left by intoxication, smoking, alcohol and unhealthy food and drinks. The practice is derived from Tibetan medicine and is very gentle and smooth. It is accompanied with yoga exercises that help move the entire toxins and liberate the body/mind from burdens of negative influences. It also helps keep the mind clear and clean and improves meditation and awareness. The method is also used as a preliminary purification to the spiritual practice, and especially the rejuvenation practices.
During the retreat and cleansing therapy, one is not allowed to smoke, drink alcohol, eat meat, garlic, seafood, and egg. In short one should follow a pure vegetarian diet.
Practice of cleansing therapy program
The diet should be free from animal products before starting the retreat and participants should fast during the first day (they can only drink water)
After meditation, the participants begin to drink a mixed herbal decoction and they practice yoga exercises. According to their capacity, they should drink from one to five litres of the mixture, take a rest with warm clothes and from time to time do some exercise and movement.
After the cleansing, a rejuvenation pill is taken to improve the body and powerfully rejuvenate the organs and constituents. After an hour, one can start to have light food and drinks.
One should follow the diet and lifestyle advice given by the master.
The effect of the cleansing is experienced immediately with a positive feeling in the mind and body. Clearing the sensory organs makes the body feel light and full of energy. There is less desire for unhealthy food like eating meat, consuming alcohol, coffee in excess, smoking, etc and the bad breath and body smells change. Especially the humours are re-equilibrated, the bile and liver energies are restored, the mind harmonized, the toxins eliminated and skin disorders healed. In short, the cleansing therapy regulates the function of the stomach, small intestine and colon, to keep the balance of the three humours and give the basic harmony to the mind.
The rejuvenation therapy is practiced along with the Medicine Buddha retreat, or separately with the Tibetan body/mind cleansing retreat. The practice is a very important method described in Tibetan Medicine for those who wish to remain young and have a powerful body/mind. The secret art of the rejuvenation is made from combining special ingredients and their process of detoxification. It is an ancient method that improves the body strength, function of sensory and general organs, and prolongs life with Ciudlen pills (extracted essence of herbs and minerals).
There are numerous rejuvenating healing herbs growing in the mountains and also in the terrains.
“The life saving nectar grows in the mountains
But only if you identify correctly the herbs and plants
with the proper knowledge instructed by the master.”
The most famous combined formula Tsi-zhi-dangma-nga contains nine ingredients and rejuvenates the bones, blood components, skin, complexion, flesh, organs, increases the body light (radiance) and aura. The body and mind gain immune strength and are protected from negative health and emotions. For more information, see the rejuvenation chapter in the third tantra.