Le Dalaï Lama


Tenzin Gyatso, quatorzième Dalaï Lama, chef spirituel et chef temporel du Tibet, a quitté son pays en 1959 pour s'exiler en Inde, suite à l'invasion brutale de son pays par la Chine communiste. Accueilli par le pandit Nehru qui l'autorisa à former un gouvernement tibétain en exil, il vit à Dharamsala, dans l'Himachal Pradesh,  avec la communauté tibétaine qui s'est éxilée pour échapper aux persécutions religieuses et politiques liées à l'occupation chinoise du Tibet.


Le dalaï lama a initié des rencontres avec des scientifiques occidentaux pour mettre en lumière les points communs entre les découvertes de la science occidentale moderne et la très ancienne science de l'esprit, pratiquée et étudiée par le bouddhisme et le yoga depuis des millénaires.


Tibetan bowls

Traditional Tibetan bowls, called "singing bowls" are made of an alloy of 7 metals (iron, copper, tin, lead, mercury, silver and gold) in various proportions.
It is used for therapeutic and relaxing purposes in India, Tibet and Nepal, linked to their vibratory effects. These vibrations also modify brain waves.

Sound can be obtained by rubbing around the bowls with a mallet.
You can also use them, in a state of relaxation, hitting them with the mallet, and listening attentively to the sound that captivates and absorbs you, until it is completely extinguished: at that moment, your mind concentrated and not If you have not yet grasped another stimulus or another thought, you will experience a brief state of emptiness... This exercise can be an introduction to
Nada yoga (the yoga of sound), Nada being a primordial vibration that animates the universe , expressed by yogis by the phoneme OM which they call Pranava.

Nada yoga is described in Salim Michaël's book: "the way of inner vigilance".

It is best to hear the actual sound of the Tibetan bowl as the recording changes the vibrations ever so slightly; the actual sound lasts longer with a good quality bowl: it has been reduced in the example.

Some people have the ability or the "grace" to be able to hear, seeming to come from the center of the head, a sound which resembles the rustle of the sea or a waterfall and within which another sound stands out. sharp and crystalline which vibrates in a very attenuated or very strong way, or disappears, depending on the moment.
In our world where nothing lasts and where impermanence reigns, this sound, on the contrary, is constant and vibrates day and night.
It is possible that only the high pitch is heard, and this is the one to pay attention to.

Nada yoga consists of fixing your mind on this sound by listening to it attentively and following its variations, then doing the same with another more subtle sound that emanates from the previous one and fixing your mind on this new sound, thus continued...This results in a very powerful concentration which increases the capacities of the spirit, this being only an approximation the words not being the thing.
And if it is good to try to understand things by the intellect, only personal experimentation allows a real understanding and brings the benefits which are linked to the practice, this being valid for all that concerns yoga and meditation, the intellect being unable to go beyond itself and to bring the follower to a profound interior transformation.


Be careful not to confuse this high-pitched and permanent sound with tinnitus which occurs following hearing a very loud sound or an explosion, or which is linked to an ear condition (sequences of vertigo). de Ménière or other diseases related to the ear).


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