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Thursday 29 July 2010

Relaxing into Meditation : Press Release

Relaxing into Meditation

Exercises and practices to help us to live a life free from stress

What exercises and practices will help us to live a life free of stress?

Ngakma Nor’dzin, a Western Buddhist Lama, guides us through relaxation and breathing exercises that lead into meditation. The methods are described in friendly and accessible language, and will enhance the lives of those who practise them.

Described by one reviewer as "the best book on meditation I've ever read", Relaxing into Meditation is an accessible guide to relaxation and meditation.

Relaxing into Meditation begins with relaxation and breathing techniques specifically aimed at creating relaxation of the body and calmness of mind before embarking on meditation practices which may be more demanding. In this way it provides a place where anyone can begin, without any prior experience.

Relaxing into Meditation : Published 13th August 2010

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Saturday 24 July 2010

Rays of the Sun : Press Release

Rays of the Sun

Illustrating Reality - Certainty, Causality, Kindness & Confidence

Rays of the Sun is a contemporary explanation of the lived meaning of fundamental Buddhist teachings

Ngakpa Chögyam’s teachings were simple, direct, and experiential. The four evening talks contained here deal with the themes studied by everyone exploring Buddhism in depth: the four noble truths, eightfold path, causality, compassion and refuge. This material is discussed in creative contemporary English, and presented from a perspective informed by Dzogchen.

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Moving Being : Press Release

Moving Being

An illustrated handbook of sKu-mNyé yogic exercises

Khandro Déchen Tsédrüp Rolpa’i Yeshé is a Nyingma Lama who teaches in the Dzogchen lineage of Aro Lingma. Her clear, direct and detailed handbook of sKu-mNyé (also known as kum nye) enables those with determination to embark on an adventure into the otherwise hidden dimension of energy revealed through Dzogchen longdé – the series of space.

Moving Being explains the 35 elemental exercises which cover 7 dynamic movements from each series of symbolic animals: lion, vulture, tiger, eagle, and garuda. Aro sKu-mNyé can be practised by almost anyone as the forms range from simple to challenging, from mild to strongly aerobic.

The theoretical background to the exercises is explained in simple contemporary English, which is accessible to those with no experience of Vajrayana Buddhism, yet will be of value and interest to those who have practised intensively and studied the tradition in depth.

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Wednesday 21 July 2010

Spacious Passion : Press Release

Spacious Passion

The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Practice

Ngakma Nor'dzin Pamo explains the fundamental teaching of Buddhism as vividly relevant to our everyday lives

Spacious Passion explains the sutric teaching of ‘The Four Thoughts that turn the Mind to Practice’: the extraordinarily precious opportunity to live as an honourable human being; the experience of impermanence that pervades our existence as an opportunity to awaken; the emotional and psychological patterning which dominates our lives (karma); and the seemingly endless cycle of dissatisfaction in which we imprison ourselves. Each chapter ends with a series of questions and answers which are both pragmatic and inspirational.

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Saturday 3 July 2010

Relaxing into Meditation

From a review of a forthcoming book by Ngakma Nor'dzin Pamo

"[...] it's the best book on meditation I've ever read, and I've been browsing them since the mid-70's. I say this because of the distinction made between relaxation and meditation, and the explanation of why relaxation must happen before meditation can begin. I have never seen it spelled out so clearly before, and in such a gentle, non-didactic manner. The writing draws you in and you come to love the teacher as if you were also a member of one of her meditation groups."

-- Rossinna Ippolito (

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