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Very interesting article. I would be very curious to read about the author's personal knowledge and experience with the Five Tibetan Rites. Maybe a future post?


Wow, amazing blog layout. really nice and useful information. for example- This traditional yoga rite represents an ideal way for a quick physical or spiritual workout.Tibetan yoga can be a complete yoga system which promotes union between mind, body and spirit. Tibet arose numerous moving, rejuvenating yoga poses that are known today as the 5 Tibetans.


This is a good article on Tibetan Buddhism. However, when Katz is quoted as saying, "Buddhism tends to be presented in a rather sedentary and intellectual manner in the United States. It's unbalanced, with an insufficient emphasis on the physical body", the information is incorrect. When "Buddhism" is mentioned, it is often taken to be Tibetan Buddhism. Martial arts are often practiced in the Zen and other traditions, as are Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

'ö-Dzin Tridral

The book on sKu-mNyé mentioned by Kira O'Reilly is now available. The book is titled 'Moving Being' and is available from Aro Books worldwide. Please see the Aro Books worldwide site for more information ( To purchase a copy of the book please visit the Lulu shop ( For classes please see and look for Tibetan Yoga

emily coleing

What a great article, thankyou! Check out the website Also Snow Lion has published the "Yantra Yoga - TheTibetan yoga of movement" which is a translation and commentary of Vairocanas "Union of Sun and Moon" Utterly awesome.
This system of yoga is excellent, makes you feel amazing and is linked to Dzogchen teachings -so wonderful!

Mona Schaffer

I wondered where to get the CD mentioned in the article. Does anyone know where it is?

Jill Meyer

Is there a place to buy a yoga poster that just says "Yoga"
Large enough to fit in the fitness center window. Like maybe 2'X3 or 4 ft.

Thank you

J Silverman

My life/practice has been transformed by Tibetan Heart Yoga which was developed over the centuries in the Gelukpa traditions of the Dalai Lamas. Geshe Michael Roach has created a unique program for yoga on the physical and spiritual levels. Tibetan Heart Yoga combines familiar yoga exercises with special Tibetan poses and methods of working from the inside to create a healthy and happy heart.

"The ancient art of yoga came to Tibet from its birthplace in India over a thousand years ago. It quickly became very popular, and wonderful systems for its practice sprang up like mushrooms all over the country. Tibetan Heart Yoga belongs the tradition of the Dalai Lamas of Tibet.

Tibetan Heart Yoga works on your heart in two ways: It makes your physical heart and your body healthy and strong, and it opens your heart to love others. And of course the first always comes from the second." - from The Tibetan Book of Yoga by Geshe Michael Roach
There are a wealth of resources and beautiful people to help you learn and practice, if you so desire.

Kira O'Reilly

I've thoroughly enjoyed rereading this article and thought other readers might be interested to know that the book on sKu-mNyé that I mention in my previous comment is not available, Moving Being, written by Khandro Déchen, she 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 long-dé – the series of space.

gene ingoglia

I saw the reference "The Eight Movements of Yantra Yoga, a recently released videotape from Snow Lion Publications". I went to their site and couldnt find it. I found the translation mentioned but no cd.

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