Yantra Yoga or the Yoga of Movement is one of the oldest recorded systems of Yoga existing in the world. It is a system of Yoga that has come to us through Tibet, a land full of a vast and rich traditional Buddhist knowledge and wisdom.
Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu has written an extensive commentary on the root teachings by the great translator Vairocana from the 8th century, Nyida Khajor, the Union of Sun and Moon Yantra, based on his personal training and knowledge of Yantra Yoga received from his uncle and various teachers in Tibet. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu began teaching Yantra Yoga in the beginning of the 70's in Italy.
This uninterrupted lineage of Yantra Yoga is a fundamental method to integrate the profound essence of the Dzogchen Teaching in the three doors (body, voice and mind) of the practitioner. Through positions and movements combined with breathing, one's energy is coordinated and harmonized so as to let the mind relax and find its authentic balance, which is the basis for contemplation.
This video is an introduction to Zen meditation (Zazen) from the Zen
Centre of Vancouver. The
Zen Centre of Vancouver provides a supportive place for the instruction and
practice of Zen Buddhism. Visit their website for more information: http://www.zen.ca/
Gudo Nishijima, Japanese Zen Master in Dogen tradition describes how to
practice zazen. Master Nishijima has been practicing
Buddhism for more than sixty years. He was a student of Master Kodo Sawaki, an
itinerant priest famous for his efforts to restore Zazen to its rightful place
at the center of Buddhism.