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The Body and Spiritual Practice
Nicholas Egan, Ph.D., Nyingma Dharma Teacher and Founder, Advaya Institute
Original Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013


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Join us for a discussion of the body in spirituality. Physicality can be seen as an obstacle to spiritual growth, something to be transcended, or as a manifestation of the divine. In our discussion we will touch on some of the different ways that the body is viewed on the spiritual path in the Tibetan tradition. Finally we will practice “jamlung” or “gentle vase breathing", which is considered the foundation for activating the energies in the body conducive to spirituality. 

Nicholas Egan is a Dharma teacher in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies. A student of Anam Thubten Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, he is known for his clear and accessible teaching style and is the founder of the Advaya Institute. He has been leading pilgrimages to Asia since 2005, and has lead groups to Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Mongolia, China, and Thailand. Nicholas currently teaches meditation classes and holds retreats in Sonoma county, California.


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