Saturday, April 22, 2006

Origins of The Tibetan 5 Rites?
There is an interesting discussion about the origins of The Five Tibetan Rites on the E-sangha Buddhist Forum Website - check it out. Since most of the Tibetan monasteries have been either raised to the ground or their ancient texts and lineages hidden, it has so far been impossible to trace the actual source of The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation. There are some interesting posts and discussions on this forum about their lineage.

Other posts on this site refer to the strenous nature of the Rites. I agree that the original text does not make allowances for the modern largely sedentary Westerner. This is exactly why I worked with many health practitioners to find ways to modify and adapt them so they would be achievable for many more people. These ideas and methods have worked well, with all kinds of people now doing the Rites successfully and having some amazing results. If you want to see what sort of results people are having, have a look at their stories.